Nadine Dorries’s book is a surprise bestseller

5 June 2014

5:49 PM

5 June 2014

5:49 PM

Nadine Dorries’s novel, Four Streets, may have been unilaterally panned by the critics, with the Telegraph’s Christopher Howse labelling it the ‘the worst novel I’ve read in 10 years’, but Nadine’s first official journey into fiction has been a runaway success. It spent the last 43 days in the top 100 Kindle books on Amazon, before shooting up to number one for a week, seeing off stiff competition from that other Tory scribe Lord Archer.

Four Streets is selling at a much reduced rate of 59 pence; so it’s going to take a while for publishers Head of Zeus to make up the £18,000 Nadine has declared as an advance to the Commons authorities. That’s at least 39,508 copies. With the total deal for two further books reportedly into six figures, Head of Zeus had better hope that the stinking reviews keep coming because they seem to be rather helpful.

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  • Bill Brinsmead

    Jordan claimed to have written more books than she’d read. Can’t say the same about Nadine.

  • Bob Thomas

    When do these people find the time to write books? I remember being told, when we had all that nonsense about moats and duck houses and (to the ordinary Joe) staggering amounts of mortgage interest claimed at tax payers expense, that what one has to remember is “these people work really hard to represent their constituents in Parliament”. A cynical person might be tempted to suppose that the people who said that (politicians and journalists) were talking a load of dingos kidneys.

  • thomas green

    Those who can do, those who cant ,become critic’s,poor sad people.

  • swatnan

    Nadine beats Penny Mordaunt any day.

  • Mr Grumpy

    Last time I consulted a dictionary “unilaterally” wasn’t synonymous with “unanimously”. Did Ms Dorries write this herself?

  • Sesachili Hopkins

    Where does she find the time to write, whilst serving her constituents so dedicatedly?

    • HookesLaw

      In the jungle

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  • ojfl

    Not having read the book I will not comment on its content but one has to remember the media, including book and movie reviewers, are not necessarily friendly to conservatives.

  • foto2021

    The high sales are no surprise, given that Nadine Dorries’ novel was being offered by for a mere TWENTY PENCE. Just my £0.20.

  • In2minds

    Nadine Dorries, she can write? Yes that is a surprise.