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Curiouser and curiouser…

TKAMB Now and again a long memory serves me well. 

The Daily Mail is quoting David Beckham on their new baby girl's name thus 'One reason is Harper's an old English name which we loved and one of the other reasons was Victoria's favourite book is To Kill A Mockingbird and the author was Harper Lee. It's a very strong, passionate book. That's where Harper came from.'

And yet, back in 2005 the Guardian disclosed this comment from Victoria '"I haven't read a book in my life," Beckham confesses. "I don't have the time." However, the 31-year-old former Spice Girl does shrug off suggestions that she is a philistine. "I prefer listening to music, although I do love fashion magazines."'

So when did she discover reading?  Perhaps the stork has the inside story on that one.

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6 comments on “Curiouser and curiouser…

  1. Whyjay99
    July 16, 2011

    I understood the ‘Harper’ came from the glossy mag. ‘Harpers & Queen’ – but even that sounds a bit upmarket for Mrs. Beckham.

  2. crimeficreader
    July 16, 2011

    I thought that one had been discredited when the baby was merely hours old. And that is supposed to be a direct quote from the father…

  3. Debbie Bennett
    July 16, 2011

    Sounds like a space station to me!

  4. Dorte H
    July 16, 2011

    Oh, they probably forced her to read it in school. We dusty old teachers can be cruel in that way, you know 😉

  5. Maxine
    July 16, 2011

    I was told a theory tonight that Harper came from a Disney TV show (Wizards of Willoughby Place). I really don’t mean to be bitchy about Mrs B so perhaps I’ll just suggest that her children are fans and that gave them all the idea?

  6. Maxine
    July 16, 2011

    PS There is also the classic stage and TV actor Gerald Harper, known for playing suave characters (including a detective I believe). Maybe…….hmmmm……

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