The Sentinel strides back to the top spot

The Sentinel strides back to the top spot

Lee and Andrew Child's The Sentinel (Corgi) has boomeranged back into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, displacing Maggie O'Farrell's Hamnet (Tinder). The 25th Jack Reacher title sold 16,527 copies in its fourth week in the chart.

However, the print market suffered a sharp drop week on week, with 2.7 million books sold for £23.7m. Excluding last year, when Lockdown 1.0 prevented Nielsen BookScan reporting weekly sales figures, no week 14 has performed so badly in the last six years. Supermarkets closing over Easter Sunday effectively removed the one place UK bookbuyers could purchase...

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