This week's best-sellers

By EW Staff
Updated September 04, 1998 at 04:00 AM EDT

Fueled in part by old-fashioned gossip-column tongue wagging, Christopher Andersen’s The Day Diana Died has landed on the list. Biographer-to-the-stars Andersen offers a riveting — if arguable — take on the immediate events surrounding the Aug. 31 tragedy, most notably Queen Elizabeth’s allegedly chilly reaction to the news. Diana-pegged book sales in this country have been mostly lackluster; even last winter’s much-hyped Death of a Princess never caught on. Day, with 350,000 copies in print after three pressruns, is proving the exception.

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