Jamie Oliver's '30-Minute Meals' is Britain's fastest selling non-fiction book ever

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Can someone hand Rachael Ray a tissue, please? 

Jamie Oliver's latest cookbook, "30-Minute Meals," has become a publishing phenomenon, expected to have sold 1.2 million copies in the UK by the New Year. Britain's Daily Mail reports it's the nation's fastest selling non-fiction book ever. 

The book features 50 ideas for quick (30-minute) three-course dinners. Oliver's publisher tells the Mail, "Jamie proves that, by mastering a few tricks and being organized and focused in the kitchen, it is absolutely possible, and easy, to get a complete meal on the table in the same amount of time you'd normally spend making one dish."

Irish Independent cites that in all of publishing history, only JK Rowling has sold more books so quickly. Watch your back, Harry Potter.

Even Amazon, which never reveals sales figures, admits: "It has been our bestseller since it launched."

All this despite it's steep price tag of about $40 US.

While his book has been available since September in the UK, it is not yet for sale on this side of the pond. No word yet on when we will be graced with the best-seller's presence, but we imagine publishers will want to capitalize on his television success in the US.

The foodie can be seen on the Emmy-winning "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" when it's second season airs on ABC in 2011. 
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