E L James' Freed shackles the top spot

E L James' Freed shackles the top spot

E L James' Freed (Arrow), the final instalment in the blockbuster Fifty Shades series, has made its debut in the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 35,516 copies in its first week on sale. The paperback ended the three-week run of Richard Osman's The Thursday Murder Club (Viking) in the top spot, beating it by just 1,854 copies.

The first title in the Fifty Shades of Grey series is still the bestselling book of the Nielsen BookScan era, with 4.7 million copies sold. Over the summer of 2012, it notched up 18 straight weeks at the top spot, at one point selling over 664,000 copies i...

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