The new JK Rowling's "Harry Potter and the cursed child" became the best-selling book in the UK, ahead of popular classics of English literature - "Romeo and Juliet" by Shakespeare, reports the publication Daily Mail.
During the first week sales the readers bought nearly 848,000 copies. The publication of the play by William Shakespeare house Penguin Classics, which holds the leadership for several years, was on the second line of the rankings - from 1998 has sold nearly 128 thousand books.
The Daily Mail notes that JK Rowling did not manage to beat its own record. The play became only the fourth-rate purchases, behind three previous books of the Harry Potter series.
Sales of "Harry Potter and the cursed child" book started in the UK on July 31 at midnight UK time. Russian fans of the saga will be able to read a book written by Rowling co-authored with Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, in November 2016. Events unfolding in her 19 years after those described in the seventh part of the saga, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."
Fans can buy "Harry Potter and the cursed child" book on Amazon.com.