Prince Harry Memoir ‘Spare’ Nominated For Two British Book Awards

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‘Spare’, the shocking memoir by Prince Harry, was a best-seller in 2023 and is now up for two prizes at the British Book Awards!

Prince Harry’s tell-all memoir has just been shortlisted for Book of the Year at the British Book Awards.

This isn’t the only memoir up for the Book of the Year, Britney Spears’ best-selling autobiography ‘The Woman in Me‘ has also been nominated.

Interestingly The Duke of Sussex’s nomination comes three decades after his father, the King, was named author of the year in 1990.

Harry who is no 39-years-old grabbed headlines last year with his ‘controversial’ autobiography. The book spilled some secrets about royal life and what it’s really like for those who are part of the Royal family. In the book, he accused his brother, the Prince of Wales, of pushing him into a dog bowl in a row over Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.

This was alongside various other claims including that Prince William called Meghan “difficult”, “rude” and “abrasive”, that the King was jealous of the Prince and Princess of Wales and that the King refused to allow the Meghan to join Harry in Scotland while the Queen was dying.

Prince Harry’s autobiography was ghost-written and has been given British Book Awards nods in the categories of narration audiobook non-fiction, which the Duke of Sussex provided, and non-fiction narrative.

Other memoirs nominated include those belonging to Star Trek’s Sir Patrick Stewart and fictional comic character Alan Partridge’s third memoir.

Britney Spears’ autobiography was highly anticipated and also made the news in 2023. ‘The Woman in Me’ documents the pop star’s career and what it was like to be under a conservatorship by her father for 13 years.

The 42-year-old singer also opened up about having a medical abortion during her relationship with Justin Timberlake in the early 2000s and the emotional scars this left as she agreed despite deep down truly wanting to keep the baby.

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