It’s bewitching! JK Rowling marks 16th literary number one as Christmas story tops UK charts
- The Christmas Pig sold 60,010 copies in its first week on sale
- He follows a little boy named Jack who has a special toy pig he loses
- Identical replacement called Christmas Pig takes him on an adventure
JK Rowling got his 16th book number one.
The Harry Potter author’s children’s story – The Christmas Pig – has climbed to the top of the official UK charts.
It sold 60,010 copies in its first week, almost double that of the second-place book.
JK Rowling got his 16th number one book after The Christmas Pig topped the UK official charts
The Christmas Pig – illustrated by Jim Field – follows a little boy named Jack who has a special toy pig that he loses.
An identical replacement appears, named Christmas Pig, who takes him on an adventure to find his original toy.
The official chart for the book is compiled by the market measurement company Nielsen. This marks Miss Rowling’s 16th book to reach No. 1.
His previous charts include his five-part detective series written under the name Robert Galbraith as well as his Harry Potter novels which have sold hundreds of millions of copies worldwide.
This is also the author’s 85th week in the top spot overall since Nielsen’s records began in 1998.
The Christmas Pig – illustrated by Jim Field – follows a little boy named Jack who has a special toy pig he loses
Miss Rowling, 56, has beaten competition from a host of other writers after last week’s “Super Thursday” saw a glut of new titles come out.
The book by current Strictly Come Dancing Tom Fletcher – The Christmasaurus and the Naughty List – written with Shane Devries, took second.
It sold 33,074 copies in its first week.
Billy Connolly’s Windswept and Interesting was number one for hardback non-fiction.