A great leveller

Hard to beat the market for measuring the true significance of things. A short item in the Sunday paper caught my eye – about the enormous advances which celebrity biographies and autobiographies have been attracting and the tiny sales which have resulted. Worst was David Blunkett who apparently received an advance of over ¬£400000 and has achieved sales of 1000. Best statistics, of course, belonged to Jordan – who managed to sell an amazing 900000 copies. As an avid reader of OK and Hello when I get the chance, I am sorry I haven’t had the opportunity of reading it. But, as she said with disarming frankness, neither has she.

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