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First excerpts of Tony Blair memoir

Extracts from Tony Blair's memoir A Journey are set to be posted online, according to an announcement made in The Bookseller. The excerpts will be the first to...

books Updated: May 21, 2012 15:12 IST
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Extracts from Tony Blair's memoir

A Journey

are set to be posted online, according to an announcement made in

The Bookseller

. The excerpts will be the first to be made available in advance of the book's September 1 UK publication.



A Journey

will cover Blair's experiences while serving ten years as British prime minister. Blair's UK publisher Cornerstone plans to post excerpts on

www.tonyblairjourney.co.uk

, a website devoted to the book, just ahead of publication the following morning.



Tony Blair

According to

The Bookseller

, Amazon has said A Journey is "on target to become biggest political memoir of all time on

Amazon.co.uk

," surpassing presales of Peter Mandelson's

The Third Man

, the site's current most successful politican memoir, which was released in July.

Blair is making an international tour to promote A Journey, which is due out in the UK on September 1 and in the US a day later. E-book and audio versions will be sold alongside the hardcover edition.