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Thursday, 4 April, 2002, 12:43 GMT 13:43 UK
Geri 'signs' new book deal
Halliwell's first book was a big seller
Halliwell's first book was a big seller
Singer Geri Halliwell has signed a 500,000 deal to write a second autobiography, according to reports.

The former Spice Girl will write about her split from the group in 1998 up until the present day, reports the Mirror newspaper.

Halliwell's first book, If Only, was one of 2000's biggest sellers.

It outlined her childhood through to her time in the Spice Girls.

The new book is expected to reveal the truth behind her "sham" romances with millionaire broadcaster Chris Evans and fellow pop star Robbie Williams, the newspaper said.

Halliwell performed in front of British troops last year
Halliwell performed in front of British troops last year
Both relationships were dismissed as publicity stunts to promote her records.

Halliwell is one of the UK's most famous singers since the Spice Girls' sudden rise to fame in 1996.

The band enjoyed huge transatlantic success with songs including Wannabe, 2 Become 1 and Spice Up Your Life.

Halliwell left in 1998 and launched a successful solo career.

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The singer has consistently remained in the public eye with her image changes, TV documentaries and relationships regularly featuring in the tabloid newspapers.

As well as her singing career, Halliwell has travelled as a UN goodwill ambassador, shortly after splitting from the Spice Girls.

She campaigned for more "reproductive healthcare, gender equality and the empowerment of women".

Last year she performed in front of more than 6,000 British troops in Oman.

She is said to be writing her latest book while staying at George Michael's Los Angeles home.

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Geri singing for desert troops
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