Ooh a juicy battle between siblings. Socialite author Tatiana Boncompagni, author of Gilding the Lily, which recently came out from Avon, is feuding with her sister Natalia over the next book entitled Hedge Fund Wives. Natalie claims that Tatiana is trying to claim all the credit for writing the book,while Tatiana claims that Natalia just provided background information for the book.
Also Natalia is calling her sister a big fat liar. Apparently Tatiana has been telling people that she is related to Italian royalty and playing up the fact that her husband is a Hoover (of the vaccuum dynasty not the President). The Italian royalty part is not true, and there is no Hoover money to be had. Although who can blame the author for playing up what she can to sell some books?
You can read the articles in the Observer here.
I don't think there's been a juicy literary feud between siblings in years!