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24/07/07
Harry Potter Casts Spell on Record Books
- Deathly Hallows ships millions of copies worldwide

Harry Potter Casts Spell on Record BooksTHE LATEST and last Harry Potter episode is the fastest selling book in world history.

Figures from across the planet show Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, in the few days since its release, to have broken all records, even those set by its predecessors.

In the 24 hours following the book’s publication last Friday at midnight, Deathly Hallows sold 2.7 million copies in the UK, 700,000 up on the figure for the previous Potter volume, the Half Blood Prince, which had itself entered the record books.

Over the ocean in the same period, Americans snapped up 8.3 million copies, 1.5 million more than for the last instalment.

Figures from the rest of the world are expected to fall in line with those of the UK and the US, with JK Rowling’s novel appearing in 93 countries.

“We're grateful to all our printers, distributors and retailers worldwide for the most astoundingly successful book launch ever, and to JK Rowling for the most triumphant close to a magnificent series," said a spokesperson for publishers Bloomsbury.

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