Peaches Geldof promise 'never to die' found in Pete Doherty's diary written in blood
A message from Geldof written in Doherty's newly published journal reads: 'I solemnly swear I am not going to die'
A message by Peaches Geldof written in blood promising she will not die has emerged in a newly published journal by Pete Doherty.
The book, From Albion To Shangri-la, features more than 200 pages of the singer’s drug-induced writings including a message from Peaches Geldof that reads: “I solemnly swear I am not going to die.”
The Kindle version of the book includes a photograph of a page of Doherty’s diary showing Geldof’s name and mobile phone number written in blood with a syringe, the Mail on Sunday reports.
The book’s publishers have been unable to confirm whether the entry was written by Doherty or Geldof, although The Libertines frontman has previously exhibited artwork drawn in blood.
Written in 2008, the diary entry offers an insight into the socialite’s life before she married and had children.
The entry is accompanied with a phrase the editor of the book believes to be a coded message related to Geldof’s fears about taking heroin.
The Kindle version of the book shows Geldof's name and mobile number written in blood with a syringe Above Geldof’s words in the journal, Doherty wrote: “Conditions of doing as she would do with her ‘pleasuring’ ting a ting a written oath not to die.”
The book’s editor Nina Antonia told the Sunday paper: “If you look at Peter’s references to Peaches – it is written in Peter ‘speak’ – [the message] translates to ‘if you are going to continue using drugs please can you make a promise to be careful?’ Hence her response, ‘I solemnly swear not to…’
“In his own way, he is asking her to be cautious, but at the same time he couldn’t act like a drug counsellor or he would have been hypocritical. You can’t damn him for attempting to reach out to a friend,” she said
The publishers, Thin Man Press, rejected suggestions that including the picture of Peaches’ blood-scrawled name and number, and her promise not to die, was glamorising drug-taking.
A coroner’s verdict earlier this week found the mother of two, 25, died of a heroin overdose after two years of battling an addiction with the class A drug.
- 1 Sean Abbott: Messages of support flood in for bowler following death of batsman Phil Hughes
- 2 Exodus Gods and Kings: Ridley Scott never considered casting 'Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such' in lead role
- 3 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football
- 4 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school
- 5 Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries
Black Friday 2014: Opening times for Asda, John Lewis, GAME, PC World and Argos
Miss Honduras Maria Jose Alvarado's stylist Luis Alfredo Garcia is found stabbed to death
Sean Abbott: Messages of support flood in for bowler following death of batsman Phil Hughes
Dr Lam Hoe Yeoh: Voyeur doctor jailed for eight years after using network of hidden cameras to film patients, colleagues and friends on the toilet
'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
£30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Exciting career opportunity to join East...
£18000 - £28000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An ambitious start-up company b...
VOLUNTARY ONLY - EXPENSES REIMBURSED: Reach Volunteering: Do you love the Engl...