Cherie Blair is to write her autobiography after striking a deal which could net her £1 million.
The book - which Mrs Blair is working on without the aid of a ghost writer - will be published in October next year and is likely to be accompanied by a high-profile (highly lucrative?) promotional tour of Britain and the US.
Mrs Blair is known to have kept meticulous records of day-to-day events throughout her decade in Number 10, and her publishers said the memoir would draw from "a mass of information, including diaries, notes and emails".
Now, that's what I call forward planning.
Perhaps significantly, the book will come out within days of next year's Labour conference.