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Life Imitating Art, or Art Imitating Life??? – Woman faces 7 years imprisonment after publishing her relationship breakdown memoirs.

LONDON, UK - A former reality TV personality is facing up to 7 years imprisonment after publishing her memoirs of the breakdown of a relationship.

In her self published memoir titled Stripped in Spain, Dawn Buckler of Channel 4’s A Place in Spain: Costa Chaos recounts her trials and tribulations of moving to Spain with her husband to be, while detailing the demise of her relationship through a tornado of dust and debris.

In what is described as a ‘raw, heartbreaking tale - if the story wasn't true, it wouldn't be believable enough for a film!’ (Betty Aldous, UK Film Council), Ms. Buckler details her unconventional relationship, her post engagement abandonment and what some would call the ultimate betrayal of the heart.

Consequently, she has now been charged with False Accounting under the Theft Act by her ex Rocco Barker (of 80’s rock band Flesh for Lulu) and is awaiting trial at Blackfriars Crown Court for the purchase of a Tiffany diamond ring with the gift card reading ‘pay back bastard’.

“I don’t know what to say really,” says Buckler from her home in Spain, “the feminists of the world are applauding me, while I suppose the traditionalists are shaming me... I still don’t think I’ve done anything wrong.”

“Dawn’s story has all the elements of a modern day Jane Austin novel,” says her literary agent Michael Murphy of Max & Co. “She has written a timeless work that pretty much every woman in the world could relate to, and now she’s facing prison time for it!”

Ms. Buckler is to appear at Blackfriars Crown Court in London on the 30th March, 2008, where she has plead not guilty to the charge.

For more information on Dawn Buckler, visit

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