Thursday, 30 August 2007

Good book news

The former Downing Street communications chief Alastair Campbell received an unwelcome literary accolade today.

His memoir, which has sold over 55,000 copies since its publication in June, may be "the most compelling and revealing account of contemporary politics you will ever read" according his publishers, Hutchinson, but it appears not to be compelling enough for readers to want to hang on to it. A new survey compiled by the hotel chain Travelodge has The Blair Years topping the list of literary works most often left behind in hotel rooms.