London - Publishers and literary agents are falling over themselves to get a read of the manuscript that's the best kept secret in the literary universe.
Apparently Kate Middleton's written a sexy, romantic love story which at first glance is a remarkably good wheeze of a book.
Details are still sketchy at this stage but are sure to involve a rake-think dark-haired heroine bag her man as love overcomes all obstacles.
Written under a mysterious-sounding pen-name thought to be Dahlia Dellow the 500 page romance is described as a modern day bodice ripper.
A rumored advance of £250,000 is due to be signed this week along with film rights in the USA.
Whether the deal comes off successfully is a matter for Palace lawyers however.
Traditionalists feel the ensuing publicity from literary stardom may not be fitting for the second fiddle role that's expected of Kate.
"Besides, apparently it's crap," informed sources were adamant tonight.