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That's spellbinding! JK Rowling scores her 16th literary Number One as her Christmas story shoots to top of UK charts

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That's spellbinding! JK Rowling scores her 16th literary Number One as her Christmas story shoots to top of UK charts

Source - The Mail Online

Date - 21-10-2021

The Christmas Pig has sold 60,010 copies during its first week of sales
It follows a little boy called Jack who has a special toy pig that he loses
An identical replacement called Christmas Pig takes him on an adventure 

JK Rowling has secured her 16th number one book.

The Harry Potter author’s children’s story – The Christmas Pig – has shot to the top of the official UK charts.

It sold 60,010 copies during its first week – almost double that of the book in second place.


The Christmas Pig – illustrated by Jim Field – follows a little boy called Jack who has a special toy pig that he loses. 

An identical replacement appears, called Christmas Pig, which takes him on an adventure to find his original toy.
The official book chart is compiled by market measurement firm Nielsen. This marks Miss Rowling’s 16th book to reach the number one spot.

Her previous chart-toppers include her five-part crime series written as Robert Galbraith as well as her Harry Potter novels which have sold hundreds of millions of copies worldwide. 

It is also the author’s 85th week in the top spot overall since Nielsen records began in 1998.

Miss Rowling, 56, beat competition from a host of other writers after last week’s ‘super Thursday’ saw a glut of new titles released.

Current Strictly Come Dancing star Tom Fletcher’s book – The Christmasaurus and the Naughty List – written with Shane Devries, took second place. 

It sold 33,074 copies in its first week. 

Billy Connolly’s Windswept and Interesting was number one for hardback non-fiction.

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Well thats a couple of Christmas gifts sorted in my family :) 

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