Pete Doherty refers to his diaries and journals as 'The Books Of Albion' and in 2007, Orion Books published some of his journals as The Books Of Albion: The Collected Writings Of Peter Doherty. The journal in this lot was not published in that volume.
Up the Bracket was the Libertines' debut album and was first released in October 2002. It reached number 35 in the UK Albums Chart. In April 2008, BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe chose the album as one of his Masterpieces, playing the album in full with interviews from the band members, fans and fellow musicians who were influenced by the album. The album received widespread praise from critics and has quickly become considered one of the greatest albums of the 2000s. The Libertines' second album, The Libertines was released in August, 2004 and went straight to number 1 in the UK chart. The songs are of a famously biographical nature, documenting the turbulent relationship between Doherty and Carl Barat.