Walliams derails Hawkins for 14th number one

Walliams derails Hawkins for 14th number one

David Walliams has claimed his 14th Official UK Top 50 number one, as The World’s Worst Children (HarperCollins) shunted Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train (Black Swan) off the top spot, selling 64,137 copies for £441,875 through Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market.

After missing out to Hawkins a week ago by just 2,000 copies, Walliams’ short story collection decisively beat The Girl on the Train into second place, shifting nearly 20,000 copies more than the psychological thriller. The World’s Worst Children, which increased in volume 8% on its debut week, is Walliams’ fourth straig...

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