Following the revelation by Victoria Beckham that her new baby was named after the author of her favorite book, 'To Kill a Mockingbird', Harper Lee has revealed that she has been secretly working on a biography of the former Spice Girl for the past two years.
Entitled, 'To Kill a Posh Bird' the biography is due for release in the Fall of 2012. The announcement has shocked the publishing world as since publication of 'To Kill a Mockingbird', Lee has given no interviews and made few public appearances, and with the exception of a few short essays, has published no further writings.
In an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone magazine Ms Lee said, “I’ve been a devoted fan of the Spice Girls for many long years and in particular Posh Spice so when she said she’d named her dear little child after me I was very flattered. I was relieved she hadn’t called it 'Boo' though as Boo Beckham would have been a mite bit weird.”
So, why the title 'To Kill a Posh Bird?' “Well, my best friend Truman Capote and I had a long fascination with murder and serial killers and I thought, well Posh has certainly murdered a few songs in her time and there are plenty of people out there who may harbour bad thoughts about her too, so it just came to me in a flea’s jump.”
Was she inspired by any of the songs produced by the Spice Girls? “That’s a toughy. But there is one that did give me strength in those dark times when I doubted my craft. Let me see, I think it was called 'Who do you think you are?' It had a beautiful line 'You have got to swing it, shake it, move it, make it..' I found it so inspiring, it just made me leap right up out of my rocking chair and shake my tush all around the stoop.”
A spokesman from publishers Lippincott Williams & Wilkins said, “We are confident that 'To Kill a Posh Bird' will have more sales than God’s good book itself. Victoria Beckham is one of the true great icons of our time and with Harper Lee at the helm she will surely be deified, or maybe even crucified.”
Victoria Beckham was unavailable for comment but was said to be “Really chuffed.”