Pratchett retains pole as Barnes bags Booker boost

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 25/10/2011 - 15:51 Terry Pratchett's Snuff (Doubleday) was narrowly the bestselling book in the UK last week, outselling Martina Cole's 18th novel, The Faithless (Headline), by just 768 copies. Snuff, which last week became the fastest-selling hardback novel by a British novelist since records began, sold 31,904 copies in its first full week in UK bookshops, while Cole's The Faithless (Headline) scored sales of 31,136 copies in its opening week in stores. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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