Letter: Bestseller

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The Independent Online
Sir: I read Jack O'Sullivan's "Irving and Sereny go to war" (6 June) and I have to take issue with David Irving's comment, "I was told the shop wouldn't be taking it because Gitta Sereny's book on Albert Speer did so badly, which surprised me because I thought it had done well."

I can put on record that Albert Speer, His Battle with Truth was a bestseller in every market we published it, both nationally and internationally. Its success has encouraged Waterstone's to pick our new paperback of it as their Book of the Month for August. This is the premier slot for any book published in that time. This adds to the hard-cover success of this internationally acclaimed work.

PETER STRAUS

Editor-in-Chief

Macmillan Publishers Ltd

London SW1

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