This week's best-sellers

Ashes to Ashes, forsooth! After manhandling the nonfiction list for most of the year, Frank McCourt’s memoir of Irish poverty is at long last getting dusted. And with consummate political irony, this book’s dethroning comes at the hands of Kitty Kelley’s British-monarchy exposé — which, though doubtless bound for sales glory in any case, has gotten its expected bitter boost from Princess Diana’s untimely death. There are currently 1,200,000 copies of The Royals in print.