Pippa Middleton meets the Daily Mail’s in-house trolls at her perfectly panned party
THE Daily Mail loves Pippa Middleton. The Daily Mail loves to hate Pippa Middleton. Pippa has written a book about hosting parties. The Mail has been covering the issue:
Exclusively in this weekend’s Mail on Sunday, you’ll find the first part of Pippa Middleton’s glorious guide to simple, creative entertaining, from her sensational new book – Celebrate: A Year of British Festivities for Family and Friends. This weekend we have 24 glossy pages of magical Hallowe’en tips and brilliant bonfire night ideas.
The sisters’ parents, Carole and Michael, were widely criticised for appearing to promote their party business on the back of the Royal Wedding earlier this year. Pippa’s advisers will also be careful to avoid the pitfalls of Paul Burrell, Princess Diana’s former butler, whose book on hosting parties, Entertaining With Style, was published in 1999.
November 28, 2011. Peter McKay:
I don’t know why people are saying times are hard when the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge can get £400,000 for a book about how to throw a party. Although I found it distasteful when it was first mooted…
December 2, 2011: Jan Moir:
Pippa Middleton seems a lovely girl, but not the sort who could teach anyone very much about anything. And I can’t imagine the Queen will be best pleased that the ambitious sister of the Duchess of Cambridge has trousered £400,000 for her first book, a manual on entertaining. But never underestimate the Pippa! A sneak peek of her hostess with the mostest party tips tome reveals the following nuggets: 1. To be a social hit, make sure you have the right equipment: a lovely big sister. 2. Get her to marry the heir to the throne. 3. Remember, bumpkins, it’s napkins, not serviettes. 4. Serve the peanuts before the pud. 5. Is there a hyphen in cash-in? 6. Can I have my money now?
Pippa is now about to release her own party-planning guide, for which she’s said to have secured a £400,000 publishing deal. If it wasn’t for the royal connection, she’d be lucky to be writing recipes for the Bucklebury parish magazine.
What did the Mail pay Pippa for her party guide? And will the Mail’s troll baiting columnists get a free copy..?