Rowling conjures up 79th number one with Cursed Child paperback

Rowling conjures up 79th number one with Cursed Child paperback

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Little, Brown) has Wingardium Leviosa’d straight into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot. The paperback of the first playscript to hit the top spot sold 20,123 copies for £87,229.

This is J K Rowling’s 79th overall number one, and her seventh with playwright/director team Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, after the six-week run of the hardback in summer 2016. She puts more space between herself and former recordholder Dan Brown, whose 74 weeks at number one are starting to disappear in Rowling’s rearview mirror—until the October release of Origin, of cour...

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