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Fans to get in midnight line for cult book.

A FLAGSHIP bookshop is opening at midnight tonight so fans of a cult Japanese writer can get hold of his latest novel.

It has taken 16 months to translate Haruki Murakami's Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years Of Pilgrimage into English.

Foyles bookshop in Charing Cross Road, Central London, expects to sell at least 300 copies tonight.

A million copies of the book -Murakami's 13th - were sold in a week last year on its launch in Tokyo.

Publisher Harvill Secker said: "It is unprecedented to see such interest for a translated novel - you only see it with Harry Potter. We expect queues in the street."

Major bookshops in other cities will open an hour early tomorrow for the launch.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Aug 11, 2014
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