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Zip up your Bestsellers – Twink’s revealing memoir tipped to be a Christmas number one

Ken Sweeney Entertainment Editor

Published 16/10/2012 | 05:00

Twink: opens her heart in her long-awaited memoir
'Unzipped': set to hit book shops in late November

IT was due to hit bookshelves this time last year but was mysteriously postponed. However, panto dame Twink's long-awaited autobiography 'Unzipped' is being tipped to be a bestseller this Christmas.

Out in late November, the title is a clear reference to the notorious 'Zip Up Your Mickey' message that Twink, aka Adele King, left on her ex-husband David Agnew's answering machine in 2006.

And publishers have confirmed that the 60-year-old will open her heart about the break-up of her marriage and the other major relationships in her life.

"Adele talks frankly about her life and her marriage and her relationships. That's why the book is called 'Unzipped'," publisher John O'Connor told the Irish Independent.

Newspapers are already said to be bidding for the serialisation rights for the book, which is also expected to reveal her side of her row with fellow showbusiness figure Linda Martin.

The two have been at war for two years after a gig together in the Royal Theatre in Castlebar in May 2010, when Eurovision winner Martin claimed to have overheard Twink engage in a two-hour tirade against her.

'Unzipped' was due to hit bookshelves this time last year but was mysteriously pulled due to what publishers called "unexpected developments".

Interviewed on RTE's 'Saturday Night Show' in 2011, Twink claimed that the tell-all memoir had been legally challenged by one of the subjects she wrote about.

"I did not set out to write the book to offend anybody, but towards the finishing post we did have somebody try to block it," she said, having earlier denied that Mr Agnew made any such attempt.

Irish Independent

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