The UK has a long and proud history of producing and consuming books. From the earliest works of literature to the latest bestsellers, books have been an integral part of British culture for centuries. But which book has been the UK’s best-selling book of all time?
According to Nielsen Book Scan, the answer is The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. This 2003 thriller has sold an estimated 8.2 million copies in the UK alone, making it the best-selling book of all time in the UK.
The Da Vinci Code follows the story of Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor of symbology, who is thrust into a mysterious quest when he is asked to decipher the symbols in the works of Leonardo da Vinci. Along the way, he discovers a secret society that has been protecting a powerful secret for centuries.
The Da Vinci Code has been a phenomenon since its release. It was a bestseller in the UK and around the world, and it was made into a successful movie in 2006. The book has also spawned a series of sequels, including The Lost Symbol, Inferno, and Origin.
But The Da Vinci Code isn’t the only book to make the list of the UK’s best-selling books of all time. Coming in at second place is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling. This 2007 book is the seventh and final installment in the Harry Potter series, and it has sold an estimated 8 million copies in the UK.
The Harry Potter series has been a global phenomenon since the first book was released in 1997. The series follows the adventures of the young wizard Harry Potter and his friends as they battle the forces of evil. The books have been adapted into eight blockbuster movies, and the series has sold over 500 million copies worldwide.
Other books on the list of the UK’s best-selling books of all time include J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which has sold an estimated 7.5 million copies in the UK, and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, which has sold an estimated 6.9 million copies in the UK.
The UK’s best-selling books of all time are a testament to the power of storytelling. From Dan Brown’s thrilling mysteries to J.K. Rowling’s magical adventures, these books have captivated readers for decades. Whether you’re a fan of The Da Vinci Code or Harry Potter, there’s no denying that these books have left an indelible mark on the UK’s literary landscape.