Walliams reigns supreme as Beast of Buckingham Palace takes the crown

Walliams reigns supreme as Beast of Buckingham Palace takes the crown

David Walliams and Tony Ross’ The Beast of Buckingham Palace (HarperCollins) has ascended to the UK Official Top 50 number one spot without breaking a sweat, selling 100,899 copies in its first week on sale. This is the first of Walliams’ autumn-published titles not to set a new launch-week record, after 2018’s The Ice Monster sold 111,057 copies in its first week. However, The Ice Monster was released on a Tuesday, giving it an extra two days’ worth of sales on The Beast of Buckingham Palace—and the new book was up nearly 9% in volume than 2017’s Bad Dad (also published on a Thursday). The...

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