War and Peace enters top 50 for first time

War and Peace enters top 50 for first time

Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace has entered the Nielsen BookScan top 50 for the first time since records began in 1998 thanks to a boost from the recent BBC adaptation.

The BBC edition of Tolstoy’s epic novel, which was first published in 1869, is currently in 50th place in the book chart, with sales in the UK topping 3,581 last week. The BBC version has so far sold 13,177 copies since its December release. Sales have increased in volume every week until the end of January, and volume sales jumped 204% week-on-week during the week the TV version started (3rd January).

Five other editions of W...

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