Roald Dahl scores first number one in book chart

Roald Dahl scores first number one in book chart

Roald Dahl has scored his first ever Official Top 50 number one, as World Book Day title The Great Mouse Plot (Puffin) leapfrogged Cavan Scott’s The Escape: Star Wars (Egmont). The Great Mouse Plot, illustrated by Quentin Blake, sold 32,096 copies for £32,096, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.

Despite being one of the world’s most beloved children’s authors, Dahl has only ever hit a high of second place in the Nielsen BookScan era before now. Roald Dahl’s Incredible Chocolate Box (Puffin), another World Book Day (WBD) title, sold 44,056 copies in its first week on sale...

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