Retailer beat expectations of £121m thanks to popular book releases but analysts say its underlying high street sales are likely to have fallen 4%

An eclectic mix of sex, literary fervour and colouring by numbers helped WH Smith’s high street stores outperform expectations over the past three months.

The retailer said its annual profits would be slightly above expectations of £121m after strong sales of EL James’s latest book, Grey, Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman and a craze for adult colouring books.

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