Pippa Middleton Parts Ways With Her Literary Agent After One Book

Pippa Middleton and David Godwin will no longer be working together

Pippa Middleton’s first foray into the literary world didn’t quite go according to plan, and now, after the disappointing sales of Celebrate, the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister has parted ways with her agent.

Her guide to home entertaining and party planning received poor reviews, and sales were not what publisher Penguin had predicted. Before Christmas, the price was slashed from £25 to just £6.25 by WH Smith in a bid to shift more copies.

Ms Middleton reportedly received a £400,000 advance for the book, about which she said: ‘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.

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‘It is a useful and practical journey into British-themed occasions and I hope it offers welcome inspiration and ideas, most of which needn’t leave you alarmingly out of pocket.’

Now her literary agent, David Godwin, has confirmed he won’t be working with Pippa again. he told the Daily Mail: ‘I am very sorry it has happened, but yes, it is true: I no longer represent Pippa and I wish her every good luck.’

Pippa will continue with her literary career when she starts writing a column called Pippa‘s Friday Night Feasts for Waitrose Kitchen magazine in April.

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