Perfect ten for Kinney as Wimpy Kid whips Grandpa

Perfect ten for Kinney as Wimpy Kid whips Grandpa

Jeff Kinney has brushed David Walliams aside, as the 10th Wimpy Kid book Old School (Puffin) gave the American author his 10th week atop the UK Official Top 50.

Old School, which sees Greg Heffley suffer as his town goes electronics-free, shifted 61,951 copies for £386,874, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market. This is 2015’s biggest first-week volume total since Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman (William Heinemann) shifted 168,455 copies in mid-July.

The Wimpy Kid titles—which started life as an online comic strip— have hit the number one spot every autumn since 2011. Last ...

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