Currently bringing up Morrissey's rear in the Amazon music book sales chart is - surprise, surprise - the LSO's principal flautist.
Gareth Davies spends his working day just inches away from a piccolo, but in The Show Must Go On he focuses on the more mundane travails of a touring orchestral musician. Rising at the crack of dawn, negotiating airport security, finding beer in a strange town, that kind of thing.
If you follow Gareth's LSO on Tour blog you will recognise many of the anecdotes. They're interspersed with diary entries written in 1912, on the orchestra's first ever US tour. Snatching what sleep they could on the train that ferried them from one concert to the next, the orchestra's punishing schedule makes the modern counterpart seem a doddle in comparison.
For a full history of the LSO, try Richard Morrison's highly readable Orchestra, a bargain at just 1p (plus P&P) for a used copy.