British actress and singer Jane Birkin to publish her diaries – in French

Source:AFP Published: 2018/1/7 15:13:39

UK actress and singer Jane Birkin, whose voice accompanied French crooner Serge Gainsbourg on some of his biggest hits, will publish in September the diaries she has kept since she was 12, she said in an interview published on Friday.

"It will certainly not be an autobiography. I'm in the process of translating them myself," Birkin told the French daily Le Populaire du Centre.

She said she had written the diaries until 2013 and the death at 46 years old of Kate, her daughter with English composer and then husband John Barry.

"In these notebooks I don't mention my professional life, my films or my songs at all," said Birkin, 71.

"When Kate died, I lost all my self-confidence as a mother. I didn't know what to do afterwards."

"I hope these diaries can comfort people, by discovering someone completely unstable."

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