Walliams versus Pinch of Nom in the race to Christmas number one

Walliams versus Pinch of Nom in the race to Christmas number one

David Walliams look set to achieve a third Christmas number one with The Beast of Buckingham Palace (HarperCollins) racking up three straight weeks of sales above 100,000 copies—yet Pinch of Nom sequel Everyday Light could potentially cause an upset.

Last year, Walliams and illustrator Tony Ross' The Ice Monster notched up the duo's biggest launch-week sales upon release, but by December Michelle Obama's Becoming had claimed the overall top spot, and the former First Lady went on to sell 116,920 copies the week ahead of Christmas. Not only was Obama the first author of colour to claim the ...

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