Amy Winehouse's father Mitch to write memoir

Amy Winehouse with her father Mitch

Amy Winehouse with her father Mitch

Amy Winehouse's father will release a biography of the singer next year.

Mitch Winehouse revealed on Monday that he had signed a book deal to tell the true story of his daughter's life and career.

The book, described as "a heartfelt and revelatory memoir" will be published by It Books next summer, a year after the death of the 27-year-old singer.

The money from the book will be donated to the foundation Mr Winehouse set up in memory of his daughter to help young people battling drug problems.

He said: "I feel that I need to write this book to tell the true story of Amy and to help with my personal recovery."

Last updated: 10:05am, October 11 2011