Amazon Charts: Beast of Buckingham Palace takes the crown

Amazon Charts: Beast of Buckingham Palace takes the crown

David Walliams has once again claimed the Amazon Charts' Most-Sold: Fiction number one, with The Beast of Buckingham Palace (HarperCollins) earning the "unputdownable" tag, with Kindle and Audible readers finishing it faster than similar books. The title sold 103,949 copies in hardback through Nielsen BookScan's TCM over the same week.

Charlie Mackesy's The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse (Ebury) claimed second place in Most-Sold:Fiction, as its TCM sales rocket following its Waterstones Book of the Year win.

New entries to the Most-Sold: Fiction chart included Kate Mosse's The Burning Chambers (Mantle), which dropped down to 99p on e-book, Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection (Bloomsbury) and Martin Handford's Where's Wally? Santa Spectacular (Walker).

The Harry Potter titles were, as usual, out in force in Most-Read: Fiction, with all seven books in the top nine.

Adam Kay's Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas (Picador) spent an eighth straight week as the Most-Sold: Non-Fiction number one, as its hardback jumped 38% in volume through the TCM week on week. Guinness World Records 2020 claimed second place. However, Kay's Pan Macmillan stablemates Kay Featherstone and Kate Allinson were looming on the horizon, with Pinch of Nom sequel Everyday Light (Bluebird) due for release tomorrow. The cookbook has already notched up 14 weeks in the chart on pre-orders alone, so expect its first-week sales to set the charts ablaze.

Bill Bryson's The Body (Transworld), however, held the Most-Read: Non-Fiction number one, with Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas in third.