Rowling keeps rolling: Cursed Child claims third straight number one

Rowling keeps rolling: Cursed Child claims third straight number one

J K Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Little, Brown) once again easily triumphed at the top of the charts, shifting 86,525 units last week through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market. It is the title’s third consecutive week at the summit of the UK’s Official Top 50, the first time a children’s book has accomplished that feat this year.

The playscript’s 86,525-unit haul does represent a 49% decline week on week, yet …the Cursed Child sold a whopping 57,000 more copies than Paula Hawkins’ second-placed The Girl on the Train (Black Swan).

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