July 26, 2010 8.45 am This story is over 162 months old

WH Smith to hold Katie Price book signing

Celeb culture: Famous ex-glamour model Katie Price will be signing copies of her new book Paradise in Lincoln this week.

Former glamour model Katie Price will be visiting Lincoln this week to hold a book signing for her new novel Paradise. The signing takes place at WH Smith in Cornhill, on Friday, July 30, at 5pm.

Paradise, the fifth book from Price’s fictional series Angel, centres around model Angel, who faces various relationship and career dilemmas. Her novels, written in conjunction with author Rebecca Farnworth, topped summer bestseller lists for the past four years.

Price’s latest novel was released on July 22, retailing at £14.99 in WH Smith stores. Within hours of the book’s release, Paradise’s cover price had been slashed by more than half by many online retailers. Amazon reduced the book to £6.44, Play and Waterstones were selling it for £6.99, and WH Smith are advertising it for £7.49 online.

Those wanting to get their copy signed should get to WH Smith early to avoid disappointment, as hundreds of fans are expected to queue on the day, in order to get a glimpse of Katie Price. Before Lincoln, she will be touring Doncaster to meet fans.

The visit is not her first time in the county. Due to her love for horses, she is a frequent visitor to the Burghley Horse Trials (held in Stamford, South Lincolnshire). Price also has her own equestrian range for adults, children and their horses.

Katie Price, or Jordan, as she is best known, rose to fame when she began modeling on The Sun‘s page 3 regularly. From there, the busty model was picked up by various male lifestyle magazines. She also guest presented The Big Breakfast Show, and in 2004 took part in I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! TV show, where she met, married and infamously divorced singer Peter Andre.

During and after her married life, Price had her own various TV series, including When Jordan Met Peter (ITV), Jordan & Peter: Marriage and Mayhem (ITV2), Katie & Peter: The Next Chapter (ITV2), and currently What Katie Did Next (ITV). With the help of these programmes, Price was able to cement her place in celebrity culture.

Photo: Funn2Shh | Related report: Lincolnshire Echo