Old Etonian and former Sun Royal reporter William Coles thought heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d seen the last of his ex-wife, writer Anna Pasternak, when they divorced six years ago after precisely one year of marriage.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t spoken since the divorce… and then this happens,Ã¢â‚¬ says Bill, referring to the entry for his first novel, The Well-Tempered Clavier, on Amazon.
Directly below the entry for his book, a romantic tale about the passionate love between a 17-year-old Etonian student and his 25-year-old piano teacher, is a section headed Perfect Partners Ã¢â‚¬’ and there it is: Daisy Dooley Does Divorce by Anna Pasternak.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m certainly not responsible,Ã¢â‚¬ Coles tells me. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It is utterly bizarre. I would never have dreamed that out of all the books out there in the world, the perfect partner to my book would be AnnaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Daisy Dooley.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It looks like a stunt and maybe, just maybe, it is AnnaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s stunt, but I am certainly not going to phone her and ask her…Ã¢â‚¬
Pasternak found fame and fortune with a trashy tome entitled Princess in Love.