The Testaments smashes records to sell 103k in first week

The Testaments smashes records to sell 103k in first week

Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments (Vintage) has soared into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, with 103,177 print copies sold through Nielsen BookScan's TCM in its first week on sale. It has easily become the fastest-selling adult fiction title of the year, beating E L James’ The Mister (Arrow) by nearly two books to one, and has racked up the biggest launch week for an adult fiction title since Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman (William Heinemann) in July 2015.

The Testaments also scores Atwood’s first ever overall UK number one, defeating Jamie Oliver’s Veg (Michael Joseph) after a thre...

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