The Midnight Gang strikes Christmas Number One

The Midnight Gang strikes Christmas Number One

David Walliams’ The Midnight Gang (HarperCollins Children's) is the 2016 Christmas Number One, selling 79,200 copies for £474,684 and seeing off a challenge by an insurgent Five on Brexit Island (Quercus), while surprise hit The GCHQ Puzzle Book (Michael Joseph) had a strong third place finish. 

Topping off a record year for the kids’ book market, this is the first Children’s Christmas Number One since J K Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Bloomsbury) took the festive top spot in 2008, and also makes Walliams the first children’s author who isn’t J K Rowling to achieve it. It is also...

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