Bryson's The Body elbows Pullman off number one spot

Bryson's The Body elbows Pullman off number one spot

Bill Bryson’s The Body (Doubleday) has sensationally leapfrogged Philip Pullman’s The Secret Commonwealth (Penguin/David Fickling) to claim the author’s 11th week as the UK Official Top 50 number one. Bryson’s non-fiction tome beat Pullman’s second Book of Dust title to the top spot by 516 copies, selling 27,269 copies through Nielsen BookScan’s TCM.

If this was the Booker Prize, we’d just say they were both number one. But, of course, those 516 copies matter—Bryson racks up his first overall top spot since The Road to Little Dribbling in 2016 and his first ever hardback number one. Additi...

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