A year in review: Potter power defied by Paula

A year in review: Potter power defied by Paula

If you didn’t see a copy of Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train on your commute in 2016, did you really commute at all? Not only did the million-selling paperback dominate the fiction charts (along with its film tie-in edition) in print, but the title’s e-book and audio download chart positions suggest even more of your fellow passengers were engrossed in the gin-soaked ramblings of protagonist Rachel than you may have thought.

The Girl on the Train topped the Audio Download Top 20 for six months of last year, and though November 2016’s list saw it drop to its lowest position yet (er, sev...

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