The Smoking Diaries VOL I-III
Publisher: Granta Books, 2008
The designs for the paperback editions of Simon Gray's brilliant diaries. Now sadly being published posthumously as Simon died on August 6th 2008.
'Few writers – even those who present a carefully nurtured, self-deprecatory public image – have pursued so many careers, all involving ferociously committed hard graft, as Simon Gray. Successful as academic, novelist and dramatist for stage, television and radio, he found in several volumes as a later-life memoirist the ideal outlet for a rich seam of material, variously bilious, hilarious, irascible and on occasion deeply affecting, as he reflected on his life as an accident-prone, chain-smoking ex-alcoholic and, latterly, cancer-suffering writer.'Independent, 8/8/08
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