I read that Pippa Middleton's next two books are to be cancelled by her publisher due to poor sales of her first. The world, then, will have to do without her advice on how to arrange a marriage and children's parties. Pippa was paid a reported £400,000 advance - virtually unheard of for an unsigned and untested author - for the much derided ‘Celebrate’ which was published last October, just in time for the lucrative Christmas market. The £25 books now languish in bargain bins, soon to be found, no doubt, in pound shops.
Pippa blames the Palace for not allowing her to pubicise the book properly.
For me, I think the public are more discerning than the publisher allowed for, and see Pippa as a 'hanger on'.
But how will we manage without Pippa's words of wisdom. We were told in Celebrate to avoid a cake going stale put it in an airtight container, and, if you were having more people than usual for Christmas dinner, then buy a bigger turkey.
A spoof on these pearls, (I'm told I haven't looked) can be found at @Pippatips on twitter.
For fun, what's the most useless piece of information you've been given?