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Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol is UK Christmas number one bestseller.

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The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown has reached the top of the UK bookseller charts for Christmas this year, his second UK Christmas number one after The Da Vinci Code was the Christmas bestseller in 2004.

Brown's The Lost Symbol is said to be the biggest and fastest-selling adult hardback fiction title and a bestselling e-book.

Previous Christmas book sales have been dominated by celebrity memoirs such as those of Peter Kay, Russell Brand and Dawn French. However just two celebrity titles are in the top ten for this year: a joint autobiography by TV presenters Ant and Dec in ninth place and My Shit Life So Far by comedian Frankie Boyle at number ten.

The Guinness World Records 2010 is second in the chart and another non-fiction title, BBC's Top Gear: Where's Stig?, is sixth, while a traditional cookery book, Delia's Happy Christmas by Delia Smith, comes eighth.

Fiction books make up the rest of the chart, which includes: Eclipse and Twilight from the teen vampire series by Stephenie Meyer, in third and fourth place respectively; the first title in the Millennium trilogy by the late Swedish author Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, in fifth place; and Jodi Picoult's new novel Handle With Care, which is placed seventh.
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