Memoirs of Harry has become the best-selling non-fiction book in the UK since the record began

The Duke of Sussex’s controversial memoir has been the best-selling non-fiction book in the UK since its record-setting start in 1998.

According to Nielsen BookData, which collects and provides information on book sales and distribution, Harry Spare’s remarkable autobiography sold 467,183 copies in its first week.

The memoir, which hit shelves on 10 January, includes claims that the Prince of Wales assaulted him and teased him about his panic attacks, and that the King put his interests at stake. himself above Harry and jealous of the Duchess of Sussex and the Princess of Wales.


Harry and his brother William (Emilio Morenatti/PA)

Data released by Nielsen shows that the book broke the previous record of 210,506 copies of the first Pinch Of Nom cookbook – written by Kay Allinson – in 2019.

Nielsen BookData does not include ebooks or audiobooks and deals only with the sale of print copies.

Spare, written by JR Moehringer, is the only non-fiction book to break into the top 10 bestsellers in the UK since the record began.

Since January 1998, J.K. Rowling has dominated the chart, with her four Harry Potter novels at the top, while Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol took fifth place ahead of Spare at sixth.

To take the number one spot on the chart, just looking at its first week of sales, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by Rowling sold 2.63 million copies in its first week in 2007.


Spare is published in the UK on January 10 (Aaron Chown/PA)

Although the memoir hit shelves in Spain ahead of its official publication date and some excerpts were leaked before the book’s UK release, Nielsen data shows that sales were not affected. negative.

During a US broadcast promoting the work, Harry labeled the Duchess of Cornwall a “villain” and “dangerous”, accusing her of restoring her image at his expense. .

As the duke continues to do high-profile promotional interviews, he says he “wants nothing more” than for his children to have a relationship with the royal family.

His comments about his son and daughter came despite the criticism he had for his brother William, father Charles, and stepmother Camilla.

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He also described his late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, as his “guardian angel” and said she was with him “all the time”. Memoirs of Harry has become the best-selling non-fiction book in the UK since the record began

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