English Harry Potter at number 5 in sales charts

2nd August 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Aug 2 (AFP) - The latest Harry Potter book isn't even available in French yet, but it's already number five on the sales charts in France -- in English.

PARIS, Aug 2 (AFP) - The latest Harry Potter book isn't even available in French yet, but it's already number five on the sales charts in France -- in English.

According to a survey of 20 booksellers in the Paris area compiled by the CSA firm, 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' is proving as big a hit in France as elsewhere, even with the language barrier.

The sixth tome about the boy wizard by British author J.K. Rowling does not come out in French until October, but it seems impatient French kids and their parents aren't willing to wait, and have snapped up the title in the English.

The four books topping Half-Blood Prince' are all in French: 'Vous Revoir', a love story featuring astral travelling; 'Les Demoiselles de Provence', a biography about aristocratic sisters; 'Angels et Demons', the French version of Dan Brown's pre-'Da Vinci Code' bestseller; and 'Zahir', the latest tale by Paulo Coelho.

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