Soccer ace David Beckham's ghost written biography MY SIDE has won the REAL MADRID player a BRITISH BOOK AWARD.

The tome - which was penned by former British TV soap star TOM WAIT - was the surprise winner at a glitzy bash in London's GROSVENOR HOUSE HOTEL last night (07APR04).

Beckham, who is currently engulfed in a scandal regarding his marriage to singer VICTORIA, didn't attend the event but sent a thank you message instead.

My Side became the fastest-selling biography of all time when it was released last year (03). However, the tome did not triumph in the Book of the Year category - that prize was scooped by LYNNE TRUSS' surprise bestseller EATS, SHOOTS AND Leaves.

08/04/2004 20:57