Death Wish director Michael Winner was surprised to see his autobiography listed as the third best-selling book in America - until he realised it was someone else's novel with the same title.

The flamboyant British film-maker spotted WINNER TAKES ALL in the high chart position, before realising it wasn't the story of his life, but a romantic novel.

Winner says, "I saw in USA TODAY Winner Takes All was number three in the American best-seller list.

"My joy terminated when I realised it was another book of the same title by someone called NORA ROBERTS. It was described as a romance!"

12/10/2004 09:16