Prince Harry's Spare becomes UK's fastest-selling non-fiction book

The much-publicised book sold 467,183 copies in its first week, according to official figures from Nielsen BookData.

The book, which was written with celebrity ghostwriter JR Moehringer, went on sale on 10 January.

Most of the revelations in the book leaked early after some copies went on sale in Spain several days before the official publication date.

But that does not appear to have damaged sales of Spare. The only books to have enjoyed higher first-week sales since Nielsen's records began were four Harry Potter novels and Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol.

Prince Harry's Spare kicks off publishing bonanza

We've rounded up a select few of 2023's major titles (apologies to those who missed the cut but this article may otherwise have ended up longer than War and Peace).

First up, it's memoirs and we kick off the year with a certain Prince Harry's autobiography, Spare, a reference to the phrase "the heir and the spare", one assumes.

It's expected to include the prince's full account behind his decision to give up royal duties and move to the US (although after Oprah and a six-hour Netflix documentary, how much more can be left to reveal?)