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Pippa's all smiles at launch of party book

PIPPA Middleton has celebrated the launch of her first party planning book at a lavish event.

She was joined by close friends, family and publishers at Daunt Books in in central London, where she stopped to pose for photographers in a Stella McCartney dress.

Celebrate: A Year of British Festivities For Families And Friends, has been described by publisher Michael Joseph as a book "packed with recipes, crafts and inspirational ideas".


It claims to be "a one-stop guide to entertaining" and aims to help readers plan a variety of events from Christmas and Easter to family birthdays, brunches and picnics.

The 416-page glossy hardback, which features photographs of Pippa engaging in party planning activities, has hits the shops and is on sale for £25 (€31).

Pippa (29) said: "I feel incredibly lucky to be in this position to publish a book. It's been a crazy few years since my sister's wedding. It's had its upsides and its downsides and I feel really fortunate to build a career as a writer."