Weekly E-Ranking: TV boost for The Handmaid's Tale

Weekly E-Ranking: TV boost for The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale has rocketed into the Weekly E-Book Ranking number one spot, as the Channel 4 TV adaptation continues to disturb the nation’s Sunday evenings.

The title, originally published in 1985, had a smaller bump earlier in the year, charting in the Monthly E-Book Ranking in April. But the one-two punch of strikingly similar real-world events - protestors at US marches have held signs saying “Make Margaret Atwood fiction again” - and a successful TV adaptation has pushed it all the way to the top. While Paula Hawkins’ Into the Water looks to be a dead cert to to...

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