Yes she can: Michelle Obama hits the charts top spot

Yes she can: Michelle Obama hits the charts top spot

Michelle Obama’s Becoming (Viking) has leapfrogged The Ice Monster (HarperCollins) by David Walliams and Tony Ross to swipe the UK Official Top 50 number one. At 95,447 copies sold, the former First Lady’s memoir has chalked up the second-biggest week of sales this year in volume terms, and with £1.36m earned, the most valuable week for any one title in 2018—beating Michael Wolff’s Trump expose Fire and Fury (Little, Brown), which brought in just over £1m in the second week of January. 

Becoming—which leapt 57% week on week during Obama’s visit to London, when she appeared at a sold-out So...

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