Sarkozy title shoots to top of French chart

Sarkozy title shoots to top of French chart

A mea culpa book written by former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has shot to number one of the GfK/Livres Hebdo top 20 best-seller list of fiction and non-fiction titles eight days after publication.

By 31st January, France pour la vie (France for Life), published by Plon, had sold 67,725  copies from a print-run of 120,000 that is to be followed by another 60,000.

Several other possible candidates for next year’s presidential election have published books, and others are to follow. So far none has scored Sarkozy’s success.

Announcing the launch of the book, Sarkozy’s party Les Républ...

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