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Victoria Beckham’s Eyre & Graces

by | 20th, March 2007

victoriabeckham.jpgNEWS that Victoria Beckham is to host a book club in Los Angeles comes as no great shock.

Victoria, like husband Day-vid, is a woman of letters. Some mouths would say the letters are “OO” but we know them to be the letters formed into words and recorded in Learning to Fly: The Autobiography and That Extra Half an Inch: Hair, Heels and Everything in Between.

But Victoria’s book group will not deal in autobiography but other classic British texts.

Brooklyn Beckham: Learning to Walk by P. J. Smith has its fans, understandably, but it lacks the social cache of a book with pass notes and a plot that does not centre on which type of jelly goes best with which type of ice-cream.

According to the Star, Vicky’s Hollywood pal Katie Holmes is just dying to learn more about British classics. And with the Bronte sisters dead and Jackie Collins indisposed who better to ask than Victoria Beckham?

A source tells the paper: “Victoria has made plans for five of her female friends, including Katie Holmes and Jennifer Lopez, to meet at each other’s houses to discuss the British canon.

Books on the agenda include Jane Austen’s oeuvre and the works of Charles Dickens and Thomas hardy.

Interesting that this news should come on the same day the fruity-toned thespian Stephen Fry tells Radio Times magazine: “I shouldn’t be saying this but I sometimes wonder if Americans aren’t fooled by our accents into detecting a brilliance that may not really be there.”

Can it be that the great and good have stereotyped Vicky, turning her into a plain Jane Eyre, the girl who grow up Posh and then married her Mr Rochester, aka Day-vid?

The plot thickens…

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