Dec 26 2005 – Christmas present from Matt’s folks

This was excellent, a real treat. I saved it up and read it in little bits, although I had to devour the diaries in the end! A lot more open than his other books – he didn’t expect to live to see it published so said he was more honest than he has been. Some of the detail a little queasy, but pretty well all lovely, and, especially as we saw the South Bank Show on him a bit ago, with extracts from this, I could hear it all in his voice!