‘Spike’ in sales

You’ll have to read the book to ‘get’ the headline pun, but – okay – l will tell you for nothing that ‘spike’ is just one of the many nicknames Prince Harry has had to live with.

Say what you like – and many have said a lot – his autobiographical book Spare has broken all records as the fastest selling work of non fiction Waterstones have ever handled.

So l was told by a charming young lady in the Milsom Street branch where yesterday alone – forty people paid for a copy.

I am half way through mine and enjoying it. You feel a bit like you have found that the door of a sacred institution has been left slightly ajar and you are peeping into somewhere you feel you maybe shouldn’t be.

If this is a trespass, then l am loving it!