Keith Richards' forthcoming children's book Gus & Me: The Story of My Grandad and My First Guitar, will offer an insight to the rocker's relationship with his grandfather, Theodore Augustus Dupree, who played in a jazz band.

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The autobiographical book will also include photographs from Keith's family collection, as well as artwork by his daughter Theodora Richards - who is named after her great-grandfather.

Richards said: "I have just become a grandfather for the fifth time, so I know what I'm talking about.

"The bond, the special bond, between kids and grandparents is unique and should be treasured. This is a story of one of those magical moments. May I be as great a grandfather as Gus was to me."

His daughter Theodora said: "When I found out they wanted me to be a part of this project, my immediate instinct was to say yes, and I am so happy I did.

 "To be able to explore my father's relationship with his grandfather was a gift in itself. The things that I've learnt during this whole process have just been life affirming."

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Richards, 70, often considered one of rock and roll's finest guitarists, made his literary mark in 2011 when his autobiography Life raced to the top of the bestsellers list. The tome was a revealing expose of the Stones' wild life on the road.

Keith Richards' children's book is set to be published in the UK on September 9. 

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