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The Twitter Diaries


Get ready for a literary phenomenon - an ebook written in 140-character segments.

The Twitter Diaries: 2 Cities, 1 Friendship, 140 Characters was written by former Sky Sports presenter Georgie Thompson and her friend Imogen Lloyd Webber - the New York-based TV presenter daughter of Andrew - and is based on their transatlantic friendship.

The pair's characters in the book are journalist Tuesday Fields and shoe designer Stella Cavill - both 33 - who meet in New York on New Year's Eve and conduct a year-long friendship over Twitter, using the social network to bond over their relationships with their mothers to their dalliances with high-profile men.

An extract from The Twitter Diaries, above.

Piers Morgan, who introduced the Thompson and Lloyd Webber promoted the read in his own inimitable way: “This book is outrageously defamatory, scandalously exaggerated, disturbingly sensationalised, yet also hideously, addictively entertaining. I don’t know whether to consult my lawyer, or my shrink.”

With a whopping 532,981 Twitter followers between them, the interest in Thompson and Lloyd Webber's daily musings is clearly there and the ebook was snapped up by respected publishing house Bloomsbury.

Bloomsbury's Digital media director Stephanie Duncan said earlier this month, "We're excited about the potential of this book: a witty 21st century tale written entirely in Twitter, 140 character sentences, easy to dip in and out of."

The ebook is released on Monday May 21 , priced £5.59, and is available to pre-order on Amazon.

Is this disposable literature at its worst or likely to be a snappy summer read? Let us know your initial thoughts on Twitter or in the comments section below.

Words: Anna Pollitt. Pictures: Bloomsbury/Rex Features



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