Cursed Child waits in the wings as The Girl on the Train thunders on

Cursed Child waits in the wings as The Girl on the Train thunders on

The Girl on the Train (Black Swan) has held the UK Official number one spot for a fifth non-consecutive week, the longest-running fiction number one since E L James’ Grey (Arrow).

Harry Potter fans will have to wait until next week to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Little, Brown) hit the top spot, as the title’s 31st July release makes it ineligible for last week’s chart, which ran from Sunday 24th July to Saturday 30th July. Booksellers are clearly an honest bunch, as any Cursed Child copies sold before the midnight embargo would have charted in last week’s top 5,000—but none did....

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