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Gail Honeyman and C.J. Tudor maintain top spots

It’s been yet another brilliant week for Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant and C.J. Tudor’s The Chalk Man

This week they’ve continued to rank together in the charts. Eleanor Oliphant has (again) claimed the top spot in the UK paperback charts, with The Chalk Man placed at No. 10.

A staggering 13,171 copies of Eleanor Oliphant have been sold in the last week alone, significantly more than Dan Brown’s Origin at No. 2. It has also been placed at No. 3 in the Irish charts, with 1,109 copies sold, and eBook figures to date stand at 354,597. Gail toured the US this summer following the success of Eleanor Oliphant over there, and it ranked at No. 5 in the New York Times last week. World-renowned Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon’s production company, Hello Sunshine, has obtained the Film and TV rights for the novel.

The Chalk Man has been also been ranking highly in the charts, placed at No. 10 this week, and has sold 6,482 copies.  C.J. Tudor’s next novel, The Taking of Annie Thorne (The Hiding Place to the US market) has been heralded by bestselling author Lee Child as “terrific in every way”. Due to be published in the UK and the US in February next year, it promises to be just as chilling as The Chalk Man.