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Katie and Peter - Too Much in Love: The Inside Story of Their Break-up - Emily Herbert

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Genre: Biography / Author: Emily Herbert / Paperback / 288 Pages / Book is published 2009-07-23 by Metro Publishing Ltd

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      18.09.2009 17:05
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      waste of time don't bother reading the book

      The Blurb
      For over five years, former glamour modek Katie Price and pop singer Peter Andre have been the hottest celebrity couple in the country. The public's fascination with their lives has shown no sign of slowing down since tey met on the reality TV show, I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! The recent news that the couple are to split after four years of marriage has saddened the nation - but perhaps not come as that much of a surprise in the light of reports of their increasingly fragile relationship.

      When Katie and Peter met in the jungle, sparks instantly flew. Their whirlwind romance soon developed into something more permanent and led to a lavish, million-pound wedding at Highclere Castle in Buckinghamshire. The couple aslo chose to share the up - and more recently the downs - of their relationship by making a series of fly-on-the-wall documentaries. The programmes have given celebrity hungry viewers access to their lives and careers and have helped to fuel even more interest in the couple.

      In this revealing and in-depth book, established author and journalist Emily Herbert examines the couples often temepestuous relationship, looks at the reasons behind the split and discusses the ramifications of the sdeperation, including the impact it will have on their careers and their children. It is an unputdownable insight into the relationship that started out as a fairytale and ended in tears.

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      My Experience
      Although it sometimes shames me to admit it I am a celebrity junkie i read the gossip in newspapers and buy 9 out of 10 issues of Heat as well as some others.
      I always kind of admired Katie Price not for getting her boobs out but because she knew how to make a lot of money from doing so , she seemed like a normal girl that revelled in the celebrity lifestyle and bloody well enjoyed herself. I think a lot of young women (well I was then) could relate to her turblulant love life and many more could relate to her when she became a single mum to Harvey.
      I was one of the people that was thrilled when she and Peter Andre met in the jungle and watched a real life love story develop across my TV screen.
      I do have some sort of life though so I didn't go out of my way to watch the numerous documentaries about the couple, if it was on and there was nothing better to do I may have watched but only caught the odd episode.
      I have to say when I got the news the couple had split I did feel quite sad for them both and hoped they'd be able to work it out but alas it wasn't to be.
      So since I'd missed Katie And Peter Stateside on TV and missed the rows and the onscreen meltdown of their relationship when I saw this book on the shelf of the local ASDA I snapped it up.
      I'm affraid to say this is one of the most boring books I've every read in my life. I'd never heard of the author before and although she does present an unbiased opinion of the relatonship breakdown, it reads like a list facts and quotes and is highly repative throughout. The blurb calls it 'unputdownable' but I had no problem putting it down and the only reason I picked it up again and finished reading it was so I could write this to warn others not to waste their money.

      The book starts by telling the reader what happened at the end, what caused the most arguements etc but it's nothing new, it's already been reported in the press and been said on television. The book then goes on to explore the couple's relationship from when they met in the jungle to the weddng, the kids, the careers until the bitter end. But it's all bobbins!

      Overall
      I would rather stick pins in my eyes than read this again. everything in the book we've all heard before through the media, I could of wrote this just after watching old footage of shows and interviews and purusing press clippings (not that I have any).It just seems like some trying to make a quick buck by writing this and more fool me for buying and reading it.
      I have given this two stars but thats only because of the nice photographs whch were much more interesting than the text.

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