Film boost for Brown as Angels remains top

<p>In the week that Ron Howard&#39;s film adaptation hit UK cinemas amid mixed reviews, book retailers sold more than 40,000 copies of the film tie-in edition of Dan Brown&#39;s <em>Angels and Demons</em> (Corgi), enabling the <em>The Da Vinci Code</em> prequel to top the Official UK Top 50 for a second week. Across all editions, just over 45,000 copies of the book were sold last week.<br /><br />Patricia Cornwell&#39;s 16th Kay Scarpetta thriller, the succinctly-titled <em>Scarpetta</em> (Sphere), d&eacute;buted in the Top 50 in second position thanks to a 25,000-plus part-week sale, while C J Sansom&#39;s fourth Matthew Shardlake thriller, <em>Revelation</em> (Pan), climbed seven places to third position thanks, in part, to its spot in W H Smith&#39;s &quot;&pound;2.99 if you buy the <em>Times</em>&quot; offer last week.<br /><br />Oscar-winner Julian Fellowes&#39; <em>Past Imperfect</em> (Phoenix) was the first book under Richard and Judy&#39;s Summer Read spotlight last week, and climbed 26 places to 16th position thanks to a seven-day sale of 11,069 copies. Comparatively, last year&#39;s overwhelming Summer Read victor, Orion stablemate Linwood Barclay&#39;s <em>No Time for Goodbye</em>, sold 53,952 copies during its week under the R&amp;J spotlight in early July. However, Toni Jordan&#39;s <em>Addition</em> (Sceptre) sold just 10,515 copies across all editions during the week it was discussed last year.<br /><br />Meanwhile, in the race for the Orange Prize, Marilynne Robinson&#39;s <em>Home</em> (Virago) remains the sales leader. It sold 1,451 copies through Nielsen BookScan&#39;s Total Consumer Market last week, 79 copies more than Deirdre Madden&#39;s <em>Molly Fox&#39;s Birthday</em> (Faber) and 417 more than Ellen Feldman&#39;s <em>Burnt Shadows</em> (Bloomsbury).<br /><br />According to BookScan data, &pound;26.3m was spent at UK book retailers last week, down 0.6% week on week but up 3.7% year on year.<br /></p>