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Peaches Geldof swears 'not to die' in Pete Doherty's book

A newly published diary of singer Pete Doherty entitled 'From Albion to Shagri-la' includes an entry by Peaches Geldof in which she writes 'I solemnly swear I am not going to die'.

The Kindle version of the book iincludes a photograph of a page in his diary showing Peaches’ name and mobile number written in her own blood with a syringe.

Publishers were unable to confirm whether it was written by Doherty or Peaches herself, although the musician has previously exhibited paintings drawn in his own blood.

Above Peaches’ promise in the diary, Doherty wrote: ‘Conditions of doing as she would do with her “pleasuring” ting a ting a written oath not to die.’

Thin Man Press, the publishers claim this is a coded reference to her fears about taking heroin.

Nina Antonia, the author who edited the book, told The Mail on Sunday:

"If you look at Peter’s reference to Peaches – it is written in Peter  'speak' – 'Conditions of doing as she would with her pleasuring ting a ting' 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 to…'."

The book charts Doherty's journals from 2008 to 2013 edited by Antonia.

‘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.’

The diary is littered with references to other celebrity friends, including Liam Gallagher’s ex-girlfriend – and the mother of Doherty’s own son – Lisa Moorish, and has an entry written by the late singer Amy Winehouse.

Antonia said: "Peter is in the habit of leaving his journals open for friends and visitors to add their own entries".

'From Albion to Shangri-la' is out now.

Watch the Pete Doherty Arena documentary and an excerpt of 'Fearne Cotton Meets Peaches Geldof' below: