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Keith Richards on the virtues of being a grandfather

Keith Richards has written a book for children about grandfathers, featuring art by his daughter Theodora.

The book is a true story about him and his relationship with his own grandfather, Gus.

Speaking to Today programme presenter Justin Webb, Richards explained how he reacted to the idea of the book when it was proposed to him by his publishers:

"At first I was a bit wary and then I thought for moment... I suddenly thought about grandfathers and the relationship between grandchildren and grandfathers and what great thing it can be if it can happen."

"This growing up isn't so bad after all," he added.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Tuesday 9 September.

  • 09 Sep 2014