The Mirror and the Light thunders into number one

The Mirror and the Light thunders into number one

Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light (Fourth Estate) has gone straight into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot in its first three days on sale, selling 95,141 copies for £1.55m across all editions.

The third Cromwell title’s hardback edition sold 84,327 copies to swipe the crown, for Mantel’s second week in the overall number one spot, and its independent booksellers special edition shifted a further 8,161 copies, with both editions topping the Original Fiction chart for last week. Various other editions sold a combined 2,653 copies. This makes the main hardback the fastest-selling...

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