Booksellers split on likely Christmas Number One

Booksellers split on likely Christmas Number One

Booksellers are divided on whether David Walliams' The Midnight Gang (HarperCollins) will hang on to the charts top spot through to Christmas or whether a final surge from Five on Brexit Island (Quercus) or even The GCHQ Puzzle Book (Michael Joseph) will help one of them claim the festive Number One spot in their stores.

Walliams' The Midnight Gang (HarperCollins) is the most popular book with Tesco shoppers this Christmas, according to the supermarket's head of buying for books Karen Brindle. “David Walliams is now such a perennial favourite that he has carved himself a real niche as an a...

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