24th October 2019

Heather Morris sells more than a million UK copies of The Tattooist of Auschwitz

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris has sold more than a million copies in the UK.

First published in the UK by Bonnier Books UK imprint Zaffre in January 2018, the book is the biggest-selling novel of 2019 so far and is still riding high in the bestseller charts, nearly two years after publication. 

 

The international bestseller has sold 1,006,718 copies through TCM in hardback and paperback and more than 3 million copies worldwide. 

The book’s sequel, Cilka’s Journey, published on 1st October and is currently a no.2 Sunday Times bestseller.  

Cilka’s Journey is based on the heartbreaking true story of Cilka Klein, who the tattooist of Auschwitz, Lale Sokolov, described as “the bravest person I ever met”. 

Kate Parkin, M.D. Adult Trade Publishing, Bonnier Books UK said:

“We are immensely proud to publish Heather Morris and The Tattooist of Auschwitz – an extraordinarily special book that has captured the hearts of the readers in the UK and worldwide. Congratulations to Heather and to everyone who has contributed to this success.”

Heather Morris said: 

“I am truly overwhelmed and humbled that The Tattooist of Auschwitz has sold so incredibly well in the UK. To have sold a million copies is testament to the incredible man that was Lale Sokolov. Each one of us has been touched by his resilience, passion and love for his wife Gita. I am grateful to all my readers, thank you, and also to the team at Bonnier Books UK for their amazing efforts in championing The Tattooist of Auschwitz.”

Heather Morris is currently on tour in the UK and Ireland promoting Cilka’s Journey. For media requests, please contact: Francesca Russell (Francesca.Russell@bonnierbooks.co.uk / 07540 763179).