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Wednesday, 21 June, 2000, 23:05 GMT 00:05 UK
Beckhams set to block Morton book
David and Victoria Beckham
The Beckhams: "King and queen of popular culture"
Royal author Andrew Morton faces legal action over plans for a biography of celebrity couple David and Victoria Beckham.

Mr Morton, whose bestsellers include biographies on the late Diana, Princess of Wales and Monica Lewinsky, is writing a joint profile of the Spice Girl and her footballer husband.


Andrew doesn't write slamming books

Publisher Michael O'Mara

But his publisher, Michael O'Mara, said he had received a letter from the couple's solicitor threatening a legal injunction to prevent the book hitting the shelves.

He said: "We've had a letter from solicitors representing the Beckhams saying they will take out an injunction if we go ahead.

"I think they are trying to scare us off the subject, but I don't believe an attempt to go for an injunction would succeed."

A spokeswoman for the Spice Girls said she could not comment on reports of the Beckhams' threat of legal action.

'The truth behind the headlines'

Mr O'Mara said the controversial author, whose books Diana: Her True Story and Monica's Story caused storms when they were published, was researching his latest project under the working title: Posh and Becks: A Marriage.

He said Mr Morton would try to approach the Beckhams as well as a host of people with close personal knowledge of the couple.

Andrew Morton
Anderw Morton plans to talk to close friends of the couple

Mr O'Mara said: "Andrew doesn't write slamming books. He tries to write well-rounded portraits."

The new biography will explore what the publishers describe as "the truth behind the headlines" of the "king and queen of popular culture".

It will examine Victoria's relationships with her fellow Spice Girls, David's with his Manchester United colleagues and manager Sir Alex Ferguson and the arrival of baby Brooklyn.

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