Pippa Middleton cashes in

30 August 2012

4:54 PM

30 August 2012

4:54 PM

Mr Steerpike was overcome with joy when he read the press release from Pippa Middleton’s publishers. It told him that her forthcoming book Celebrate will be a ‘useful, practical and inspiring journey into British-themed occasions, focusing on tradition.’ Well, thank goodness for that. What a treat. Over to the sister-in-waiting:

This book is designed to be a comprehensive guide to home entertaining, based on my experience in my family’s party business, Party Pieces, and work for London-based events company, Table Talk.’

Two plugs in one sentence. Not bad.

‘I hope it offers welcome inspiration and ideas, most of which needn’t leave you alarmingly out of pocket. Entertaining on any scale can be stressful and daunting so this is all about finding ways to manage and enjoy the process.’


Yes, that alternative flotilla certainly looked like a right pain in the neck to organise.

‘I hope you will see this as a feel-good book with ideas to look forward to each month, providing threads of lasting, happy memories, be it around a table lit with candles in winter, outside on a rug in summer or in the autumn, perched on a leaf-covered bench, hot drink in hand.’

This is not a spoof by the way. Please, no more.

But of course there’s more. The MD of her publishing house gushes: ‘Pippa Middleton’s first book is a truly inspiring treasure trove.’ Is it really a trove? With the constant plugs and less than subtle nods to her family’s new life, this diarist thinks it vacuous.

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  • rndtechnologies786

    Nice view.

  • DaveCrouch

    She looks a little like a ladyboy that I once knew; not intimately you understand.

  • Calamity Groin

    I do hope she’s included her priceless tip on using left over chicken wish bones as serviette holders. Next to her triumph of the gliter ball in the Throne Room at Buck Pal for the wedding party. Stunning. Just stunning.

  • Baron

    Baron rather likes this girl, but unless the book’s printed on a soft, preferably lightly perfumed toilet paper in an invisible ink he won’t be tempted to purchase it.

  • ArchiePonsonby

    Call me strange but I do not think this woman at all attractive; and yes I’ve seen the arse! (Well, as much as anyone here, I should explain).

  • Sarah

    In what way is she cashing in? It’s called making a living.

    You know like going to parties and slagging off your hosts in a regular blog.

  • MaggieLavan

    Its clear that you don’t like her and that its not your sort of book so why did you bother reading it? Just because one of her relatives has married a member of the Royal family doesn’t mean she’s not allowed to write a book or earn her living in whatever way she chooses. Leave her alone you big bully.

  • dalai guevara

    What can Pippa learn from the undisputedly brilliant party PR provided to Las Vegas by members of the Royal Family?

  • chudsmania

    Has she ever done a real days work in her short life ? Yet no doubt she has a bulging bank account .

  • Arthur Seeley

    I’ve seen better!

  • Nick

    Still, nice arse!

    • Austin Barry

      Surely, no-one since Ganymede has turned their bottom to such advantage.