Roald Dahl gets first No.1 in UK book chart

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12:00pm, 16th March
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Roald Dahl's The Great Mouse Plot

Roald Dahl has scored his first ever Official Top 50 No.1 with the World Book Day title The Great Mouse Plot!

We are jumpsquifflingly excited that Roald Dahl's The Great Mouse Plot has reached No.1 in the official UK book chart!

The £1 World Book Day book, a chapter from Boy: Tales of Childhood, has reached the number 1 spot following its release on World Book Day on 3 March, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.

Roald Dahl has only ever hit a high of second place in the Nielsen BookScan era before now with another World Book Day title, Roald Dahl’s Incredible Chocolate Box.

This exciting news comes as we celebrate 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, the world’s number one storyteller.

He is the second children's author to hit the number one spot posthumously within a year, after Terry Pratchett’s The Shepherd’s Crown topped the chart last August.

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