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The Smoking Diaries

Simon Gray

The first volume of Simon Gray’s witty and candid diaries. Abridged and read by the author.

Format
Audio book
ISBN
9780571241415
Date Published
13.12.2012
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Summary

‘The funniest book I’ve read all year.’ Julian Barnes

When he turned sixty-five, the playwright Simon Gray began to keep a diary: not a careful honing of the day’s events with a view to posterity but an account of his thoughts as he had them, honestly, turbulently, digressively expressed.

One of Britain’s most amusing and original writers reflects on a life filled with cigarettes (continuing), alcohol (stopped), several triumphs and many more disasters; a record of shame, adultery, friendship and love. Few diarists have ever been so frank about themselves, and even fewer so entertaining.

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Simon Gray was born in 1936. He began his writing career with Colmain (1963), the first of five novels, all published by Faber. He is the author of many plays for TV and radio, also films, including the 1987 adaptation of J L Carr’s A Month in the Country, and TV films including Running Late, After Pilkington (winner of the…

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