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The mood was exuberant at last night's launch of Malorie Blackman's Knife Edge, with the book already in the Top 10 bestsellers and reportedly the 4th fastest-selling children's book.

And all this without any of the hype and mass coverage associated with one or two other bestsellers (although this new title does have the Magnificent Mary [Byrne], seen below reading from the double-page-spread Times feature) handling its promotion This is simply a stunning sequel selling well on the basis of the quality of the first book. The new one is every bit as dramatic as Noughts And Crosses and the ending already has readers clamouring for book #3. Before that, Blackman will become one of the first UK authors to have a verse novel published (due in the autumn). We'll be talking to her about that in the forthcoming ACHUKA interview update.

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