Walliams scores a hat-trick while 5 Ingredients tops half a million

Walliams scores a hat-trick while 5 Ingredients tops half a million

David Walliams’ Bad Dad (HarperCollins) has screeched into a third week as the UK Official Top 50 number one, selling 80,643 copies for £472,764. The children’s title has now leapfrogged Dan Brown’s Origin (Bantam) in total volume to pole-vault straight into the top five bestselling books of 2017, after just two and a half weeks on sale. With 285,000 copies sold to date, it is a hefty 40,000 copies ahead of last year's The Midnight Gang—which spent seven weeks in the top spot and sold in excess of 600,000 copies in the run up to Christmas Day.

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