Glenconner to appear on Graham Norton as memoir racks up sales

Glenconner to appear on Graham Norton as memoir racks up sales

Anne Glenconner is to appear on BBC One’s "Graham Norton Show" after her memoir Lady in Waiting (Hodder & Stoughton) racked up big sales.

The book, chronicling her life as maid of honour at the Queen’s coronation and lady in waiting to Princess Margaret, has sold 10,166 copies through Nielsen BookScan since its 17th October release.

Hodder has reprinted it six times in a fortnight and Lady Glenconner will appear on Norton’s sofa on 8th November alongside Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter, who will be discussing the new series of “The Crown”.  The author is a character in the Netflix drama this autumn and advised Bonham Carter, who was researching her role as Princess Margaret.

The books sales have been buoyed by rave reviews in the Times, Sunday Times and Express alongside high-profile TV appearances on BBC Radio 4’s “Today”, BBC Breakfast News and ITV’s “Loose Women”.

Hodder said booksellers around the country had reported high demand, including Saber Khan of Topping & Company who called it “one of the best autobiographies I have read in years”.

Non-fiction publisher Rowena Webb said: “I’ve been thrilled by the growing success of Lady in Waiting and to see Anne’s great qualities of resilience and humour resonate with so many readers. We have exciting plans in place to build on this early success and look forward it being the must-have gift this Christmas.”