The Mirror and the Light shatters 100,000 mark

The Mirror and the Light shatters 100,000 mark

Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light (Fourth Estate) has claimed the UK Official Top 50 number one spot for a second week running. Though the hardback fell 60% in volume against the week of its long-awaited launch to 33,549 copies, it has already easilyl surpassed 100,000 copies sold in a week and a half and climbed into the 2020 top five bestsellers.

The independent booksellers’ edition of The Mirror and the Light also sold a further 4,468 copies, though it was leapfrogged in the Original Fiction chart by Wolf Hall, which climbed into the Top 50 and jumped 49% in volume week on week. ...

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