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Irish Bestsellers 11th June 2022

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An interesting week in the charts! David Walliams has been knocked back down to no. 4 in the Top 20, a significantly shorter time near the top than normal – perhaps time for an entirely new novel from the perennially popular children’s author? We also have new entries, from John Grisham at no. 16 with Sparring Partners, Lucinda Riley with The Murders at Fleat House at no. 12, Becoming Molly-Mae, a self-portrait from star Molly-Mae Hague, at no. 7 and no. 2 in Hardback Non-Fiction, and just pipping Molly-Mae to the post in Hardback Non-Fiction is this week’s no. 2. The Veg Box: 10 Vegetables, 10 Ways by the Happy Pear duo David and Stephen Flynn. In the Children’s chart, seven of the top ten are taken by Alice Oseman whose Heartstopper series has taken both the book world and Netflix by storm and accounts for 6 of those bestsellers, while the seventh is the return of a previous novel, Radio Silence.

This week’s featured book is another new entry, from much-loved author Carmel Harrington. At no. 10 in the Top 20 and no. 3 in Original Fiction, A Mother’s Heart went straight into the charts just two days after its release and we can expect to see it doing well for several weeks yet. Here’s the blurb:

How far would you go to protect your family?

’Full of heart and essential truth, this moving book will sweep you to a very satisfying ending and perhaps a few happy tears’KATIE FFORDE

‘A riveting family saga, with terrific characters, that has you utterly engrossed from start to finish. I loved it’ PATRICIA SCANLAN

‘I absolutely adored every page of it . . . No one blends love and loss, happiness and heartbreak quite the way Carmel does. Not since the late, great Maeve Binchy’ CLAUDIA CARROLL

‘An emotional family drama . . . full of the warmth we’ve come to associate with Carmel’s writing’ HAZEL GAYNOR

‘An exploration of familial love and grief . . . and how in the face of our greatest trials, our strongest bonds can be forged’ROISIN MEANEY

’Warm, uplifting and thought-provoking . . . The perfect book club read!’ DEBBIE JOHNSON

‘Beautifully written, warm and wise. I adored it’ ALEX BROWN

Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
While Rachel Butler likes her life in a pretty Dublin coastal village, her heart lies in Hawke’s Bay, where she grew up. Visiting for the first time since tragedy tore her family apart, she and her stepchildren fall for its beauty and outdoor lifestyle.

Malahide, Ireland
As Rachel picks up the threads of her life as a single parent, she can’t shake off the memories of her loving family in New Zealand – and her dream house, the villa on the bay. But it’s time to move forwards with their life in Ireland, close to the children’s grandparents, amid the familiar surroundings they all know well.

Until the children’s grandmother, still grieving, starts to interfere, questioning Rachel’s position as stepmother.

Until Rachel’s attempts to strengthen the family she loves so dearly backfires, pitting everyone against each other.

And until her late husband’s parents mend the rift that has existed as long as she’s been married – bringing with them an explosive secret . . .


And now this week’s charts, starting with the Top 20 then the Top 10 in each category:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 11th June 2022
TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1IdolO’Neill, LouiseTransworld Grp1,029
2It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Grp981
3Veg Box,The:10 Vegetables, 10 WaysFlynn, David & Flynn, StephenPenguin Grp879
4World’s Worst Pets,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp878
5Heartstopper Volume 1Oseman, AliceHachette Children’s Grp833
6Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo:Reid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster Grp772
7Becoming Molly-MaeHague, Molly-MaeRandom House Grp742
8Heartstopper Volume 2Oseman, AliceHachette Children’s Grp682
9Last to Disappear,TheSpain, JoQuercus Grp648
10Mother’s Heart,AHarrington, CarmelHarperCollins Grp626
11Heartstopper Volume 3Oseman, AliceHachette Children’s Grp578
12Murders at Fleat House,TheRiley, LucindaPan Macmillan Grp574
13Again, RachelKeyes, MarianPenguin Grp552
14Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp545
15Heartstopper Volume 4Oseman, AliceHachette Children’s Grp533
16Sparring PartnersGrisham, JohnHodder & Stoughton Grp526
17SolitaireOseman, AliceHarperCollins Grp514
18Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose: A Graphic Novel (Cat Kid Comic Club #3Pilkey, DavScholastic Ltd. Grp498
19Lessons in ChemistryGarmus, BonnieTransworld Grp493
20Conversations with FriendsRooney, SallyFaber Grp460
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 11th June 2022
Mass Market Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd981
2Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster Ltd772
3Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair545
4Conversations with FriendsRooney, SallyFaber & Faber460
5Aisling and the CityMcLysaght, Emer & Breen, SarahGill Books460
6Ugly LoveHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd451
7Man Who Died Twice,The:(The Thursday Murder Club 2)Osman, RichardPenguin Books Ltd 428
8VerityHoover, ColleenSphere394
9Rachel’s HolidayKeyes, MarianPenguin Books Ltd 334
10Beautiful World, Where Are YouRooney, SallyFaber & Faber333
Original Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1IdolO’Neill, LouiseBantam Press1,029
2Last to Disappear,TheSpain, JoQuercus Publishing Plc648
3Mother’s Heart,AHarrington, CarmelHarperCollins Publishers626
4Murders at Fleat House,TheRiley, LucindaMacmillan574
5Again, RachelKeyes, MarianMichael Joseph552
6Sparring PartnersGrisham, JohnHodder & Stoughton526
7Lessons in ChemistryGarmus, BonnieDoubleday493
8Ruth & PenPine, EmilieHamish Hamilton389
9Paris Apartment,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers366
10What Eden Did NextO’Flanagan, SheilaHeadline Review365
Paperback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd363
2Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Business Books353
3Truth About Love,TheCreighton, ConorGill Books235
4Putin’s People:How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the WestBelton, CatherineWilliam Collins225
5Great Hatred:The Assassination of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson MPMcGreevy, RonanFaber & Faber224
6Fight Or FlightEarls, KeithReach Sport223
7Freezing OrderBrowder, BillSimon & Schuster Ltd222
8What Every Woman Needs to Know About Her Gut:The FLAT GUT Diet PlanRyan, Barbara & McGowan, ElaineSheldon Press198
9Journey’s End:The Truth about Heaven and HellKeane, ColmCapel Island196
10Between Two Hells:The Irish Civil WarFerriter, DiarmaidProfile Books179
Hardback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Veg Box,The:10 Vegetables, 10 WaysFlynn, David & Flynn, StephenPenguin Life879
2Becoming Molly-MaeHague, Molly-MaeEbury Spotlight742
3ManifestNafousi, RoxieMichael Joseph363
4Gardening TogetherGavin, Diarmuid & Smyth, PaulGill Books308
5Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press266
6Scoring Goals in the DarkShine, Clare & Maher, GarethPitch Publishing164
7Queens’ English,TheDavis, Chloe O.Square Peg161
8Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?:Smith, Dr JulieMichael Joseph146
9Chums:How a Tiny Caste of Oxford Tories Took Over the UKKuper, SimonProfile Books140
10You Are Not a Before PictureLight, AlexHQ108
Childrens
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1World’s Worst Pets,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins878
2Heartstopper Volume 1Oseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books833
3Heartstopper Volume 2Oseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books682
4Heartstopper Volume 3Oseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books578
5Heartstopper Volume 4Oseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books533
6SolitaireOseman, AliceHarperCollinsChildren’sBooks514
7Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose: A Graphic Novel (Cat Kid Comic Club #3Pilkey, DavScholastic U.S.498
8Nick and Charlie:A Heartstopper novellaOseman, AliceHarperCollins411
9Radio SilenceOseman, AliceHarperCollinsChildren’sBooks239
10Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot (Book 16)Kinney, JeffPuffin238

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