High five for Cursed Child in book chart

High five for Cursed Child in book chart

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Little, Brown) has racked up five weeks as the Official UK Top 50 number one—but the gap is closing. According to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market, the playscript sold 36,485 copies for £455,824, just 7,503 units above runner-up The Girl on the Train (Black Swan).

Cursed Child’s five weeks at the top put it on equal footing with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Bloomsbury), which spent five weeks at number one in July/August 2007. The playscript has now had the longest run at number one for any Children’s title since David Walliams’ Awful Aun...

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