Prince Harry’s Memoir “Spare” Hits Bookshelves: After days of leaks and weeks of anticipation, Prince Harry’s book finally went on sale worldwide on Tuesday, giving readers a chance to form their own opinions.
According to the book’s publisher, “Spare” sold 400,000 copies in the United Kingdom on its first day in hardcover, e-book, and audio formats combined.
According to our knowledge, only books featuring the other Harry (Potter) have sold more copies on their first day, according to Larry Finlay, managing director of Transworld Penguin Random House. On its first day of sale in 2007, the final Potter novel, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” sold more than 2.5 million copies.
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In Britain, a few shops opened at midnight to sell copies to curious people and ardent royal fans. After days of reading news articles and watching debates on television and news websites, many stated they wanted to establish their own opinions about the book.
Sarah Nakana, a surveyor who purchased the book at London’s Victoria station, said, “I’m eager just to learn about Prince Harry’s life from Prince Harry.” “There is a lot of false and misleading information about Harry and Meghan.”
Numerous findings and claims made in the book have already been widely reported in the media. Harry, 38, details his unhappiness with playing the role of royal “spare” in the shadow of his older brother, the heir to the British throne, as well as his anguish over the passing of his mother, Princess Diana, in the ghostwritten biography.
He criticises the U.K. tabloid press for reporting that he finds obscene, intrusive, and occasionally just plain incorrect. He also alleges that his relatives were unwelcoming to his wife Meghan and that members of the royal family, including his stepmother Camilla, leak information to the media in order to enhance their own reputations.
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Although royal allies have responded to the charges, mostly in anonymous fashion, Buckingham Palace has not commented on any of them. Numerous articles in the media have been written about Harry’s revelation of the deep divisions within the House of Windsor, as well as details of his mental health issues, experiences with sex and drugs, and ten-year military career.
“Spare” is the best-selling book on both Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com, and it is one of the best-selling books of the year so far. “Spare” was “one of the largest pre-order titles for Waterstones in the previous decade,” nonfiction buyer John Cotterill told trade publication The Bookseller. Although the chain of megastores did not provide any precise figures, Barnes & Noble in the United States said in a statement on Tuesday that there had been “extraordinary” levels of customer interest.
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But excitement is not shared by everybody. Less people saw Harry’s ITV interview on Sunday than the 5.3 million people who were watching the BBC drama “Happy Valley” at the same time. Tuesday at 6 a.m., retail worker Caroline Lennon came at a Waterstones location in the heart of London to wait for the store to open.
“I did anticipate a line. Sadly, there isn’t a line. I’m all alone,” she said. I don’t care what anyone says; I want to read it because I like the royal family, she declared. “That will draw criticism. I don’t care since I like Harry and Meghan and the royal family. Follow Digitalnewsexpert.com for more updates.