London, May 25 : Cherie Blair defended her widely publicised memoirs 'Speaking For Myself' to a packed audience at the Hay Festival in mid-Wales, telling them she wanted to 'set the record straight'.
The wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair addressed the audience that she had to 'let a lot of things go' when her husband was in power.
However, the human rights QC added that she wanted to 'set the record straight' after 10 years in Downing Street with Tony Blair.
"Once he was no longer the Prime Minister, and it's not a political story any more, I did want to set the record straight," the Scotsman quoted Cherie, as saying.
"Maybe it's because I'm a bolshie-minded Scouser, as my husband would say, that I wanted to stand up for myself," she added.
Cherie told the 1,300 people in the Barclays Wealth Pavilion that she did not write the book to settle scores.
"I don't want to be thought of as a vicious, score-settling woman," she said.