Sarah Ferguson reveals excitement as she signs a huge book publishing deal

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  • The Duchess of York is set to release seven children's books - five picture books and two young chapter books - in the coming months.

    Sarah Ferguson, or “Fergie” as she is affectionately known, announced the news on Instagram and hinted that the first book will be available to buy mid 2020.

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    “So excited about my 3 new children’s books Arthur Fantastic, Genie Gems and The Enchanted Oak Tree… coming soon @serenitypress,” Fergie, 60, tweeted.

    Serenity Press – an Australian-based publisher – are thrilled to have the Duchess and her “nurturing” stories on board.

    Spokesperson for Serenity, Karen McDermott, said, “Her beautiful books are aligned with our core value of sharing nurturing stories that empower young minds.

    “We cannot wait to bring these books into readers’ hands.”

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    The books will be published in Australia and New Zealand.

    This new “exciting” project is not The Duchess’ first foray into the world of writing as she has already authored over 25 books, including Little Red and Budgie Goes to Sea.

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    It comes after a turbulent few months for Sarah and her two daughters – Princess Eugenie, 29, and Princess Beatrice, 31 – who have been dealing with the very public fall-out since Prince Andrew stepped down from his royal duties.

    Prince Andrew’s decision followed his “disastrous” Newsnight interview discussing his “former association” with convicted criminal, Jeffrey Epstein.

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    Speaking to Vogue Arabia, she said, “When I talk about Prince Andrew, I talk about family because the last six months have been hard on the girls and me. To see such a wonderful man go through such enormous pain.

    “He is the best man I know. It’s just incredible what he has done for Britain, and it’s all nonsense [her voice raises as she alludes to the Epstein scandal], so I talk about familyhood, and I’m very strong about it. The mental health of men is important and I think it is vital to articulate that more.”

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