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Alan Rickman's 27 diaries, spanning a quarter of a century, are set to be published in one book. The late Harry Potter legend, who passed away in 2016 at the age of 69, was known for keeping a record of his musings. In the early 1990s, the actor began writing a diary by hand, with the idea it'd be published sometime in the future. Soon, his ambition will be realised. The Diaries of Alan Rickman are set to be published by Canongate, with Scottish Review of Books editor Alan Taylor on-board to edit the "witty, gossipy and utterly candid' collection. Rima Horton, Rickman's widow, said, The diaries reveal not just Alan Rickman the actor but the real Alan - his sense of humour, his sharp observation, his craftsmanship and his devotion to the arts".