Pratchett’s Discworld swansong romps to number one

Pratchett’s Discworld swansong romps to number one

Sir Terry Pratchett’s 41st and final Discworld novel The Shepherd’s Crown (Doubleday Children’s) grabbed the UK Official Number one by a sizeable margin, outselling the much-hyped Stieg Larsson reboot by over 37,000 copies.

The Shepherd’s Crown sold 52,846 units last week through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market, earning just under £600,000, representing Pratchett’s second-best ever weekly sale for a hardback (Snuff shifted almost 55,000 units in the week ending 15th October, 2011), and his best for a Young Adult title. Sir Terry has now claimed the overall British number one 10 ti...

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