Holy Gail: Eleanor Oliphant returns to number one

Holy Gail: Eleanor Oliphant returns to number one

Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (Harper) has boomeranged back into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, claiming a fourth non-consecutive week at the top and displacing Tom Fletcher and Shane Devries’ World Book Day title Brain Freeze (Puffin). The debut fiction title’s volume of 22,860 copies sold last week is a 2.75% bump on the week before, inching towards a total of a quarter of a million copies sold. In its nine weeks on sale, Eleanor Oliphant… has only sold fewer than 20,000 copies twice—in its launch week, when it was only available for three days, and the week...

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