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February 17, 2010

Waterstones%20Book%20Shelf.jpgWell, this is certainly an unexpected and totally amazing development. In Waterstones High Street Ken - the biggest and best Waterstones in the chain - Tout Sweet, is No9 in the bestseller chart. This means that it is now displayed, in the front of the store, on the shelf next to Martin Amis!! [He is No 10] and is selling better than Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love and Sophia Kinsella. Surely, some mistake? But here is the picture - a bit blurry as it's been sent to me from an iPhone - to prove it. (Honestly, it hasn't been doctored.) The list is updated daily, so I don't know how long I'll be there but finding myself on the shelf next to Martin Amis has to go down as a seminal moment in my life. Thank you Waterstones High Street Ken.

comments (10)

1. Posted by Miss Choo on February 17, 2010 12:58 PM

Well done but why are there only two copies of Tout Sweet and three of Martin Amis's?

2. Posted by Patti on February 17, 2010 1:30 PM

Only due to the size of the shelves, no meaning there whatsoever ! One side is two ranks, the other three. Tout sweet would have to be no 10 to have three ! Or perhaps no 8 next week !

3. Posted by mimi pompom on February 17, 2010 1:34 PM

No 9 looks like an excellent place to be to me - it's at eye level and in the centre. Though no 8 would be better ....

4. Posted by Linda Harris on February 17, 2010 6:58 PM

Why so surprised ... it's a brilliant account of life in rural France and told with such humour!! No 1 next week!!!

5. Posted by markyj on February 17, 2010 7:10 PM

That's so cool.

Funny, I just thought it looked like more of yours were selling - i.e. that's why so few left - which is what one wants right?

Must be a great impetus to carry on with finishing book 2 - deadlines, deadlines!

6. Posted by martin amos on February 17, 2010 7:13 PM

Honoured to be on a book shelf next to you!


7. Posted by pierre l on February 18, 2010 10:44 AM

I have just pre-ordered Toute Allure. But I will definitely get a copy from Waterstone's as well when the book is out.

8. Posted by patti on February 19, 2010 9:12 PM

To reassure everyone, lots more copies of 'Tout Sweet' have arrived and there is now three face-out rows anyway, tight against Martin. But very few signed ones left, quick if you want one !

9. Posted by Nathalie on February 22, 2010 6:32 PM

Bravo! I am really pleased for you and not at all surprised. I loved the book so much and still think about it often in this bleak and wet London winter we are having.....thanks to you I did have a small slice of 'la belle France' and somewhere to escape to at the end of the day...c'est quand la suite?

10. Posted by jeannie on February 25, 2010 9:33 PM

Hahaha you been moving the books again...???!!! Only kidding. I think it suits you - being snuggled up tight next to Mr Amis ;-)

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