Geri Halliwell, Spice Girls To Air Differences In New Books

Geri Halliwell and the Spice Girls will apparently square off and rehash Ginger Spice's less-than-amiable split from the group in two new books set for release this fall.

Halliwell, who left the Spice Girls and her Ginger Spice persona behind in May 1998 (see "Geri Halliwell Quits Spice Girls") plans to issue her autobiography, titled "If Only," in November.

According to MTV UK, Halliwell made a "peace offering" to her former bandmates by sending them copies of "If Only" prior to its release, but it appears that the effort to mend fences has been rebuffed the four remaining Spice Girls.

Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Brown, and Victoria Beckham plan to release their own group bio, "4 Ever Spice," a month after "If Only" arrives in stores. In that tome, the four Spices are reportedly "scathing" in their comments on Halliwell's new career since the split.

Halliwell recently scored her first number

hit in the U.K. with the Latin-tinged "Mi Chico Latino," the second single from her first solo record, "Schizophonic."

-- David Basham