The Escape eclipses Berry as World Book Day titles clean up

The Escape eclipses Berry as World Book Day titles clean up

The force was with World Book Day (WBD) last week as The Escape: Star Wars (Egmont) claimed the number one spot from Mary Berry’s Foolproof Cooking (BBC) and all 10 WBD titles charted inside the top 15. Only Berry and the Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups title How it Works: The Mum (Michael Joseph) held their own, with Joe Wicks’ Lean in 15 (Bluebird) slipping out of the top 10 altogether.

However, this year’s WBD titles collectively sold 319,290 copies, 5.6% down on first-week WBD totals in 2015, which topped 339,133 copies.

Cavan Scott’s The Escape, about two children whose parents are kidn...

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