Brown bags it: Origin takes two in a row

Brown bags it: Origin takes two in a row

Dan Brown’s Origin (Bantam) has once again claimed the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 60,602 copies for £631,480. Though this is a steep drop of 40% in volume week on week, it is still the second-biggest week for a hardback fiction title in over two years.

This, Brown’s 76th number one since records began, sets him back on the road to reclaiming the record of most weeks spent in the top spot. After the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Little, Brown) in 2016, J K Rowling inched past Brown to 80 weeks under her belt. But four more weeks in the top spot may be asking...

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