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Morrissey's autobiography outsells new Bridget Jones book in first week of sale

Morrissey's autobiography outsells new Bridget Jones book in first week of sale

Morrissey's autobiography has beaten the new Bridget Jones novel to top the best sellers chart in its first week of sale.

The Penguin published Autobiography sold just under 35,000 copies according to sales figures in trade magazine The Bookseller.

Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones novel Mad About The Boy sold 32,000 copies.

The autobiography is also on course to be a Christmas bestseller, according to high-street retailer Waterstones. Speaking to Associated Press, Jon Howells, spokesman for the Waterstones book store chain, said he expects the book to sell well in the run-up to the festive season. "In Britain, he is one of our icons," Howells said. "His is the great untold story from the '80s generation of music heroes." Autobiography is also Number One on the Amazon best-sellers list at the time of writing.

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