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Wednesday 18 October 2017

I'll dish dirt on my ex-lovers, says Sinead about book

Former lovers of singer Sinead O'Connor should look away now.

The Irish singer is promising to discuss everyone she has ever slept with in a new book.

Details of the forthcoming book leaked out in the US yesterday, where it will be published by Blue Rider Press, a Penguin Group firm.

On this side of the Atlantic, the book will be published by Penguin Ireland, which will bring it out in the Irish, British and Commonwealth markets. The book is scheduled to appear in March 2016.

No financial details of the book deal have been released but the strong profile of the singer on both sides of the Atlantic - ripping up the picture of the Pope on American TV made her famous in the US - is likely to mean a very substantial figure.

O'Connor is promising a revealing memoir.

"I've never stopped expressing myself in my music, and now, with a book," she said in a statement. "And I look forward to dishing the sexual dirt on everyone I've ever slept with," she added, showing her customary knack of getting maximum publicity.

O'Connor has had several high-profile relationships and has three children by journalist John Waters, musician Donal Lunny and American Frank Bonadio.

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Blue Rider Press said that the book would "cover the singer's turbulent upbringing in Ireland; her breakout as an artist with 1987's The Lion and the Cobra and her nine subsequent albums; her controversial opinions and actions, as well as her personal and musical struggles and triumphs."

No ghost writer is involved in the book.

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