Prince Harry’s memoir next to novel ‘How to Kill Your Family’ in UK bookstore

Last update: January 12, 2023, 10:50 am IST

The independent shop staff never imagined that the photo would go viral on the internet (Credits: Twitter)

The independent shop staff never imagined that the photo would go viral on the internet (Credits: Twitter)

An independent bookstore’s creative move to put Prince Harry Spare’s memoir next to author Bella Mackie’s dark novel How To Kill Your Family has gained massive traction on social media.

An independent bookstore’s creative move to put Prince Harry Spare’s memoir next to author Bella Mackie’s dark novel How To Kill Your Family has gained massive traction on social media. Bert’s Books independent bookshop is located in Swindon, London. It all started when the store tweeted a photo of their storefront with the caption, “Anyway, we have some spare copies of Spare if you want one.” This comes at a time when Prince Harry’s memoir has just been released to the market, which has resulted in the showcase gaining thousands of likes and numerous comments on Twitter.

The staff at the independent store never imagined the photo would go viral on the internet. While addressing the huge response from Twitter users, the store highlighted how various meanings were projected onto their storefront. “It was interesting today how people projected very different meanings onto this image. Some have thought I support Harry, others think I’m doing the opposite,” the shop wrote in a subsequent tweet. Bert’s Books also clarified their neutrality on the matter, “I don’t have strong opinions either way, tbh (ad to be honest).”

The viral tweet has amassed more than 3.2 million views and a barrage of comments on the microblogging site. One user said, “This showcase is brilliant!”

Another added, “The window dresser needs a raise.”

Another called it a “wild placement”.

Meanwhile, one user commented, “An excellent juxtaposition of titles there!”

Spare is Prince Harry’s story in his own words, and Penguin Random House announced Wednesday that first-day sales for the Duke of Sussex’s memoir have surpassed 1.4 million copies. Meanwhile, Bella Mackie’s debut novel, How To Kill Your Family, chronicles the life of an anti-hero, Grace Bernard, who vows revenge after discovering that her millionaire father has refused her mother’s pleas on the verge of death. death. The clever story features Grace deciding to kill her family to get her retribution. This author highlights topics of “self-care” and “social media awareness” as he guides readers through the chilling storyline.

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