Icon 'in legal row over @pippatips book'

Icon 'in legal row over @pippatips book'

Icon Books has refused to comment on reports that is is caught in a legal row over its book When One Is Expecting: A Posh Person's Guide to Pregnancy and Parenting, published on the 6th June.

The book, written by Mat Morrisoe and Suzanne Azzopardi, the people behind spoof Twitter account @pippatips, is said to have caused offence to Pippa Middleton, whose lawyers have asked for the Twitter account to be shut down, the Independent said.

MSN News also reported that Icon has been asked to pull the book.

The Twitter account, which runs tips which are glaringly obvious, parodies Middleton's party planning book Celebrate (Michael Joseph). When One is Expecting was signed by Icon in March, and sees Morrisoe and Azzopardi extending their tips to pregnancy and parenting.

Icon m.d. Philip Cotterell said: "We can't comment publicly on private matters."