Joanne Rowling has surpassed Shakespeare in popularity in the UK
The world is again swept the "Pottermania"! Since the release of a new book by JK Rowling's "Harry Potter and the cursed child" less than two weeks, but work is already breaking all imaginable and unimaginable records sales.
Moreover, it became known that the British have great pleasure in reading a new story about Harry Potter than the novel of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet".
As reported by The Daily Mail
, a new book by JK Rowling has become the best-selling in the UK - the first week of 847.9 thousand copies have been sold since its release. At the same time with small volumes of Shakespeare's tragedy where fewer were sold in 1998 - 127.7 pieces.
Presentation of the book in England on July 31 and passed with incredible excitement. In Russia In the official release of "Harry Potter and the cursed child" is scheduled for the fall, but some have failed to read the book before its official presentation. August 5 in the three stores of the capital - "Moscow Book House" on Novy Arbat, in the House of educational books and House foreign books received 200 copies of the novel. copy price - 1749 rubles. Sales, as noted by the Russian media, were quiet, and the first two hours fans have bought a total of 27 books. In fact, to disassemble the entire edition, fans took about a day, after the sellers have opened account on pre-order.
Recall, the action of the book "Harry Potter and the cursed child" takes place 19 years after the events of the first seven parts. Harry Potter appears to readers an official from the Ministry of Magic and the father of three children, and the title role in the new plot was not playing, he and his younger son, Albus Severus. The story also will be featured children Hermione, Ron and Draco Malfoy.