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2009-06-03 07:40

Bittersweet is the long-awaited debut book by Natasha Sutherland, the fairy princess who married her prince.

In Bittersweet, Natasha writes about her experiences. The book is divided into three parts that represent the major processes that she went through in the last couple of years: "Broken", "Bandaged" and "Breathing".

The book will be on sale from 12 June 2009

Excerpt from Natasha's blog:

And so this story starts …

I have lost myself in chocolate and Häagen-Dazs Cookie Dough Dynamo ice cream.

I have sat for an hour in front of the Rosetta Stone, entranced.

I have been enthralled by the artistic wealth at the Guggenheim, but it’s my boys’ bright paintings that adorn my walls.

I have directed and produced for TV and theatre. I have discovered a strange fierce liking for these creative adventures, where you wave a magic wand and make two-metre-high ghosts weep, and turn mine dumps into desert dunes.

I have been on billboards in foreign countries like Ghana and Nigeria. My face has been on magazine covers.

I have had the guts of my private life splashed all over the newspapers.

I have been in one big car accident, have been attacked by a dog, and had my first tooth filling at 29.

I have been bashed by a man and betrayed by another.

I have laughed hard and cried in private despair.

And somewhere between all of this I grew up and stopped believing in fairies, although I craved happy endings.

I married the love of my life and lived a surreal existence as a pop star’s wife.

And it is at this point that the beginnings become endings and the endings become beginnings, and so this story starts… publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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