Pullman's The Secret Commonwealth tops chart of Super Thursday successes

Pullman's The Secret Commonwealth tops chart of Super Thursday successes

Philip Pullman’s The Secret Commonwealth (Penguin/David Fickling) has knocked Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments (Chatto & Windus) from the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 54,301 copies in its first three days on sale. The sequel to La Belle Sauvage, the second in Pullman's The Book of Dust series, notched up the author’s second-highest single week of sales after its predecessor’s launch week in 2017, when it shifted 71,568 units, and scored his third week in the overall top spot—and his 27th in the Children’s number one.

The Secret Commonwealth’s average selling price of £13.52 ...

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