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Harry Potter and a Cursed Child is fastest-selling UK book this decade

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The book was expelled during midnight on Saturday

The Harry Potter and a Cursed Child book has turn a fastest-selling book in a UK this decade.

It has sole some-more than 680,000 copies in a initial 3 days alone, violence Fifty Shades of Grey that sole 664,478 in a singular week in 2012.

At a stream rate, it is on lane to turn a second biggest single-week sales for a book given annals began.

That pretension is now hold by Harry Potter and a Deathly Hallows, according to The Bookseller.

The final novel in a Potter array sole 1.8 million copies – as good as 780,000 copies of a chronicle directed during adults – in a launch week in Jul 2007.

‘Phenomenal’ sales

Harry Potter and a Cursed Child has also turn a fastest-selling book book, pronounced publishers Little, Brown.

Meanwhile, a book has also sole some-more than dual million imitation copies in North America in a initial dual days, according to publishers Scholastic.

Reviewers have complained a book is an “incomplete experience” as a story “demands to be seen”, though entertainment critics awarded a play five-star reviews.

The theatre prolongation in London’s West End is now sole out, though a new collection of 250,000 tickets is being expelled on Thursday.

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Jamie Parker as Harry Potter, centre, vocalization to Sam Clemmett as Albus in Harry Potter and a Cursed Child

Written by Jack Thorne and authorized by Potter author JK Rowling, a prolongation focuses on Harry and Draco Malfoy’s sons – Albus and Scorpius.

Kate Skipper, shopping executive during Waterstones, pronounced she was certain a book would be a chain’s “biggest book of a year”.

She said: “Our sales for Harry Potter and a Cursed Child book book have been phenomenal. We saw a biggest initial day total given Harry Potter and a Deathly Hallows was expelled in 2007 and after only dual days’ sales Harry Potter and a Cursed Child is already a biggest-selling hardback given Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol in 2009.

“By a finish of this initial week, we design to surpass The Lost Symbol sales and to compare a lifetime sales of a bestselling book book ever, An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley.”


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