Cherie Blair, wife of former British prime minister Tony Blair, has signed a deal with Little, Brown to publish a memoir, The Guardian reports. Cherie Blair: The Autobiography will be “a warm, intimate and often very funny portrait of a family living in extraordinary circumstances,” the publisher promised.
It said the book, to be issued in October next year, would contain “the full story of her life to date,” from Mrs Blair’s working-class Liverpool childhood to her parallel roles as a leading human rights barrister and the wife of Tony Blair during his 10 years as prime minister.
According to Little, Brown, Mrs Blair’s book would see her “speak for the first time about what it was like to combine life as a working mother with life married to the prime minister”.
The Guardian article observes that her account of the years at 10 Downing Street are such an important selling point for the book that the author is using her married name rather than Cherie Booth, which she uses in her professional life.
International diplomacy aside, this Quillblogger is hoping to read some entertaining anecdotes describing the conversations when George Bush came to dinner.