Prince Harry’s controversial memoir Spare was only released six months ago, but people are already abandoning it, with holiday locations brimming with abandoned copies.
The book was initially an instant success, when it was released, rocketing to the top of Amazon’s book list after more than 1.4 million copies were sold on its first day, but it does not appear to have lasted.
Holidaymakers have been seen leaving the memoir poolside, shelving it in receptions and rooms, and even discarding it into seaside dumpsters in hotels and resorts across Spain and Turkey.
Holiday experts On the Beach have so many that they don’t know what to do with them, with local bookstores and libraries refusing to accept them.
Its chief customer officer has expressed her displeasure at having to deal with so many copies of the book.
“We’ve never witnessed anything quite like it. Lost property offices in our most popular resorts are brimming with copies of ‘Spare’, and we had a couple of Prince Harry’s books sent to us from a hotel that some of our customers had holidayed to.” Zoe Harris said.
“We thought it was quite funny at first, but over the past few months, several other hotels have been sending the books back, now we have bookcases full of them!
“I’m asking hotels to please stop sending them over, otherwise we’ll never get rid of them all.
“Maybe we should all take a leaf out of Harry’s book and spare ourselves the bother in the first place!”
On the Beach plans to distribute the copies via its social media platforms.
It’s not the first time Harry’s book has been mocked; author Bruno Vincent created a parody edition titled: Spare US! A Harrody.
The short book, which displays an image of a gagged Prince Harry on the cover, makes fun of the Duke of Sussex throughout with amusing tales and jabs at his best-selling memoir’s numerous claims.
Harry’s frost-bitten penis is used to insult him for being an “oversensitive d**k,” and his drug and alcohol use, as well as his connection with the press, are routinely derided.