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The Smoking Diaries

The Smoking Diaries

Simon Gray

When he turned 65, the playwright Simon Gray began to keep this diary: not a careful honing of the day's events with a view to posterity but an honest account of his thoughts as he had them, honestly, turbulently, digressively expressed.
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'So here I am, two hours into my sixty-sixth year...The truth is that I'm nastier than I used to be back when - back when I was sixty four, for instance, when I was nastier than when I was at sixty two and so forth, back and back, always the less nasty the further back, until I get to the age when I was pre-nasty, at least consciously, when the only shame I knew was the shame of being found out which was when I was, well, about eight, I suppose.' When he turned sixty-five, the playwright Simon Gray began to keep this 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. The Smoking Diaries is the result, in which 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, shame, adultery, friendship and love. Few diarists have been as frank about themselves, and even fewer as entertaining.

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Title - The Smoking Diaries

Edition -

Author - Simon Gray

ISBN 13 - 9781862076884

Imprint - Granta Books

Publisher - Granta Books

Date Published - 17/04/2004

Prize -

No. of pages - 256

Binding Type - Hardback

Dimensions - 143 x 196 x mm

Weight - g

Languages - English