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Julia Donaldson makes record £10m sales five years in a row


The author of The Gruffalo earned more than JK Rowling and Dan Brown in UK, making her the fourth biggest-selling writer in British history

A dancing chorus of giants and snails, witches and Gruffalos have propelled Julia Donaldson into uncharted territory, as the former childrens laureate becomes the first author to record UK sales of more than £10m for five consecutive years.

According to the Bookseller, Donaldsons 2014 sales topped £10m in the UK last week, ahead of publishing titans such as JK Rowling and Dan Brown, becoming the only author to record five years in a row of eight-digit revenue since [book sales monitor Nielsen] BookScan records began.

Give me your buns and your biscuits!
Give me your chocolate éclairs!
For I am the Rat of the highway,
and the Rat Thief never shares!

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