Political furore boosts pre-orders for Rawnsley

<p>The furore surrounding a forthcoming book about the inner workings of Number 10 has seen it climb to first place in Amazon.co.uk&#39;s political books charts, and 15th overall, in advance of its publication next week. </p><p><em>The End of the Party</em>, by journalist Andrew Rawnsley, is published by Viking and due out on 1st March as a hardback, priced &pound;25. Within Amazon&#39;s main charts, the book is currently ahead of Stephenie Meyer&#39;s <em>Twilight</em>, Audrey Niffenegger&#39;s <em>The Time Traveler&#39;s Wife</em> and <em>Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief </em>by Rick Riordan. </p><p>This weekend saw a mass of coverage for the book, which claims that prime minister Gordon Brown raged, swore and was even violent towards his aides. An extract of the book, <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/feb/21/gordon-brown-rage-despair" target="_blank">published in yesterday&#39;s Observer,</a> described how he &quot;went berserk&quot; with members of his team, and one occasion when he &quot;roughly shoved&quot; an adviser. </p><p>Last night the allegations continued to gain ground after the <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5hN_kPm8HGOcxCP-Xe... target="_blank">National Bullying Helpline claimed members of Brown&#39;s staff had called the service. </a></p>