It is already on sale, since last Tuesday, The Bench, the first children’s book Meghan Markle has written and that is based on the relationship between parents and children, using as inspiration a poem that the Duchess of Sussex herself wrote to Prince Harry after the birth of her first son Archie, who was recently followed by Lilibet Lili Diana.
The problem may have arisen from the expectations that were created around how the popularity of the exactriz would cause the book to exceed all the marks (what has become known as the meghan effect, where your dresses, jewelry, or recommendations became instant hits) … because finally it has not been like that. At least, in the United Kingdom, as explained from After casting.
The accusations of plagiarism denied (by the author of the other book that they considered so similar, Corrinne Averiss and her The Boy on th Bench), it was expected that become a best-seller almost immediately everywhere And yet, in the country that elevated her as Duchess, there are already stores that are relocating her, although this time in the ‘Offers’ section.
Because it is the British media that, despite the fact that on American soil the book has been placed among the top positions sales for children on Amazon, they have spoken of total failure, because in less than 24 hours they have already had to reduce their price by three pounds due to lack of demand (although in North America they have also done so by almost six dollars).
They compare it above all with the book of another royal Yes, it was quickly acquired at close range: Hold Still, Kate Middleton’s charity and photography project to raise money against the coronavirus. It is a case that once again goes back to the eternal dispute between the two women that the UK tabloid press has endeavored to create.
But if it were only the sales … Critics have mercilessly opened Meghan Markle’s entry into literature, but not asking the little ones in the house if they liked it, but they are journalists of members opposed to the Duchess those who have crossed out The Bench of “forced and too sentimental” and that if it were “from an anonymous author it would not even have been on sale” (as they have said in The Sun).
Also, since The Telegraph they assure: “One gets to wonder how an editor could have considered it correct to publish this mass of homilies worthy of a cod that defy grammar and that rhyme fatally.” Even The Times lashed out at the book, explaining that “the story has so little action and is so low risk” that one might question “if the writing work was delegated to a piece of furniture”.