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Grace Coddington Memoir Will Be Based On Her Diaries

It won't be out in time to take to the beach, but Grace Coddington's upcoming memoir is sure to be the hottest book among fashionable readers.

In case you'd forgotten, the Vogue editor, who we fell in love with from 2009's "The September Issue" and have been missing ever since, is working on a book about her life to be co-written with pal and Vanity Fair style editor-at-large Michael Roberts. Some details emerged last summer about the tome, which will cover everything from Grace's childhood in England to her time as a model in '60s London.

The book, reported the Observer, was sold to Random House for a cool (and rumored) $1.2 million. But those anticipating a juicy tell-all will be just a bit disappointed.

"I’m not telling secret stories," Grace tells the New York Post's Cindy Adams. "Not writing ugly bad things to get back at anyone. This book’s not gossipy. It’s more a record. I’ve kept a diary since I was a tiny kid trying to find my way, and going through all my written records reminds me of shoots and jogs my memory."

Fine by us -- it's the shoots, the sumptuous fashion spreads for which Coddington is famous, that we'll be looking out for. Earlier reports in Women's Wear Daily also mentioned the inclusion of colleague interviews -- meaning, perhaps, an Anna Wintour cameo?

We'll have to wait and see. According to Grace, the book debuts in November. Read more at

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