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But when will the biographer see the money?

David Bret has a penchant for writing celebrity bios, including those of Rock Hudson, Elvis and Judy Garland. So it’s no surprise that he’s mining similar territory for his next work, but what’s more intriguing is that the deal’s been announced – but the pub date is, to put it one way, open-ended.

The Bookseller reports that Bret’s biography on Elizabeth Taylor has been signed up by Mainstream, but they won’t publish till after the actress’s death. “A glance at the blurb suggests why Mainstream will not publish until the subject cannot sue: the publisher promises a portrait including ‘many spiked interviews and information which other biographers have shied away from revealing’.” Of course, considering Randy Taraborrelli‘s new bio (cover at left) reveals quite a few dishy details about La Liz, how much can Bret really dig up at this point?

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