Blair`s memoirs `smash sales records`
London: Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair`s autobiography `A Journey` has broken sales records, say booksellers.
Blair`s memoirs, based on his time as the prime minister, have became Waterstone`s fastest-selling memoirs ever and shot to the top of Amazon`s best-seller list.
Although Waterstone`s refused to disclose precise sales figures, a spokesman said the book had been a "stupendous" and "unprecedented" success.
"We`ve never seen a book like this sell so quickly in one day. It`s selling in the sort of numbers you don`t see outside of mass market fiction with huge appeal - Dan Brown and JK Rowling are the competition here," the BBC quoted spokesman as saying.
The memoirs include Mr Blair`s accounts of the Iraq war, the 9/11 terrorist attacks in America and Princess Diana`s death.
He also wrote about concerns over the amount he was drinking and of the rift he had with his successor Gordon Brown.