Posh Spice: closet reader?

Victoria Beckham’s earth-shattering revelation that she’s never read a book got more press from book news outlets last week than the Booker longlist. But Nicholas Blincoe thinks she’s full of shit:

The news that Victoria Beckham has never read a book in her life reminds me of my mother’s old cleaning woman, who also claimed never to have read a book. This was an exaggeration: what she meant was, she had never read any books except biographies of Myra Hindley. As we lived within sight of Saddleworth Moors, you can imagine how comforting we found this revelation.

My point is that people who claim not to read are a) weird and b) liars.


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