Cursed Child clings on for a sixth week at number one

Cursed Child clings on for a sixth week at number one

J K Rowling and Jack Thorne’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Little, Brown) has held on to the number one spot for a sixth week—by the tips of its fingers. It sold 26,547 copies— just 1,404 more than second-placed The Girl on the Train (Black Swan), according to Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market.

Still, Cursed Child has now racked up the third-longest run at the top spot for a Harry Potter book, with only Goblet of Fire (with 10 straight weeks) and Order of the Phoenix (with seven) spending longer at number one. In six weeks on sale, Cursed Child has already surpassed 1.2 millio...

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