Former PM's wife Sarah Brown confirms she is planning to write a memoir about her life in Downing Street
Sarah Brown has revealed that she is planning to write a memoir about her life in Downing Street, following in the footsteps of Cherie Blair – although hopefully without the same level of over-sharing!
‘Agreed to a book – working title Behind the Black Door – so chained to laptop from Monday,’ she tweeted yesterday.
The book plans to reveal everything from what it’s like to shop with Special Branch to coping with a bad hair day when Carla Bruni‘s in town.
Although there is no shortage of memoir books planned from the Labour camp, with deals in place for Tony Blair, Peter Mandelson, Alastair Campbell and possibly even husband Gordon Brown, Sarah is said to be aiming for a different market, releasing the book on Mother’s Day.
There are plenty of rumours as to what the memoirs will contain, but it is expected that she will discuss her professional life in charity work and fashion, alongside her personal life and the trials the Browns have faced as a family, including losing their daughter Jennifer Jane at just 10 days old.
Publisher Ebury said her memoir, will ‘reflect moving from a successful career [in PR] to being an international charity campaigner; of balancing school plays and state visits; of being married to someone who becomes Prime Minister.’
‘Sarah achieved much in her own right during her time in Downing Street, with opportunities that allowed her to meet a wide range of women of all ages,’ says Fiona MacIntyre, managing director of Ebury Publishing.
‘It will be a very personal memoir… intimate, reflective, surprising and funny’ she said.