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Irish Bestsellers 11th November 2017

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Article by Rebecca Brown © 18 November 2017 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists ).
The Christmas Voyage by Deirdre Purcell

Wow, Walliams is really back now! Still in the charts, of course, and in the top spot, his sales this week reached almost four and a half thousand, which is outstanding – particularly given that it’s the second week of sales for Bad Dad. In fact, it’s almost the same as the next three put together: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway  (Book 12) by Jeff Kinney (brand new out; a good week for children’s books); Guinness World Records 2018 (an essential part of Christmas); The Midnight Line (Jack Reacher 22) by Lee Child (also new this week). Walliams and Kinney totally dominate the Children’s chart—for once there’s not a Rowling in sight—but it’s nice to see Dara O’Briain’s Beyond the Sky: You and the Universe still in there two months after release, as well as an old favourite, The Beano Annual.

In other news, there’s not much happening. Tom Hanks’ first book, Uncommon Type, looks interesting, particularly if you’re interested in short stories, and has had some generally good reviews (albeit a whole load of comparisons to a box of chocolates. Sigh.). The Top 10 charts are pretty stable – Shari Lapena’s The Couple Next Door has been at the top of the Mass Market Fiction chart for several weeks now, for instance.

However, it’s too tempting to resist a Christmas theme for the featured book. Deirdre Purcell’s The Christmas Voyage has been out for a couple of weeks, and it looks like the perfect piece of Christmas escapism for fiction fans. Here’s the blurb:

Will wishes come true this holiday season? Find out in the sparkling new festive novel from No.1 bestselling author Deirdre Purcell…

It is almost Christmas on the Santa Clara cruise liner, and as the ship sets sail from Barcelona for the last time, dramas big and small are to unfold.
On board is Kitty Golden, beautiful ex-model and wife of New York financier Saul Abelson, some 25 years her senior. They look the picture of cool contentment, but looks can be deceiving.
Dubliner Mary Dunne is on board with no less than eight members of her boisterous Irish family, intent on celebration. For Mary, though, a long-hidden past brings its own twist…
And wide-eyed young novelist Roxy Smith is intent on observing all in a bid to find story for that difficult second novel – until she too gets caught up in the action.
With handsome Captain Leifsson in firm command of the ship, if not his heart, who knows what the journey’s end will bring.
The Christmas Voyage is a seasonal story of high drama, romance and extraordinary outcomes.

And here’s our very own high drama, this week’s charts, beginning with the Top 20 and wrapping up with the Top 10 in each category.

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 11th November 2017
ICM
Title Author Publisher Group Sales
1 Bad Dad Walliams, David HarperCollins Grp 4,496
2 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (book 12):Diary of a Wimpy Kid Kinney, Jeff Penguin Grp 2,530
3 Guinness World Records 2018 Guinness World Records Guinness Publisher Group 1,204
4 Midnight Line,The:(Jack Reacher 22):Jack Reacher Child, Lee Transworld Grp 1,026
5 Two Kinds of Truth:The New Harry Bosch Thriller:Harry Bosch Series Connelly, Michael Orion Grp 916
6 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Group 849
7 Gospel According to Blindboy,The Boatclub, Blindboy Gill Group 819
8 Couple Next Door,The Lapena, Shari Transworld Grp 809
9 Origin:(Robert Langdon Book 5):Robert Langdon Brown, Dan Transworld Grp 746
10 Break,The Keyes, Marian Penguin Grp 683
11 On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist:Expeditions in an in-between world where th Harding, Michael Hachette Books Ireland Grp 602
12 Bad Dad Walliams, David HarperCollins Grp 590
13 Operation Trumpsformation O’Carroll-Kelly, Ross Penguin Grp 585
14 Form:My Autobiography Fallon, Kieren Simon & Schuster Grp 556
15 Choice,The McMahon, Philly & Kelly, Niall Gill Group 553
16 In America:Tales from Trump Country Perry, Caitriona Gill Group 487
17 Gooch – The Autobiography Cooper, Colm Transworld Grp 485
18 5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food Oliver, Jamie Penguin Grp 466
19 What Happened Clinton, Hillary Rodham Simon & Schuster Grp 438
20 La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One:Book of Dust Series Pullman, Philip Penguin Grp 413
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 11th November 2017
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Couple Next Door,The Lapena, Shari Corgi Books 809
2 Of Mice and Men# Steinbeck, John Penguin Books 385
3 Snowman,The:Harry Hole 7 (Film tie-in):Harry Hole Nesbo, Jo Vintage 311
4 Fix,The:Amos Decker series Baldacci, David Pan Books 285
5 Whistler,The:The Number One Bestseller Grisham, John Hodder Paperback 241
6 To Kill A Mockingbird# Lee, Harper Arrow Books 238
7 Handmaid’s Tale,The# Atwood, Margaret Vintage Classics 206
8 Murder on the Orient Express:Poirot Christie, Agatha Harper 190
9 Behind Her Eyes:The Sunday Times #1 Best Selling Psychological Thrille Pinborough, Sarah Harper 190
10 Christmas Secret,The Swan, Karen Pan Books 186
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Midnight Line,The:(Jack Reacher 22):Jack Reacher Child, Lee Bantam Press 1,026
2 Two Kinds of Truth:The New Harry Bosch Thriller:Harry Bosch Series Connelly, Michael Orion (an Imprint of The Orion 916
3 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 849
4 Gospel According to Blindboy,The Boatclub, Blindboy Gill Books 819
5 Origin:(Robert Langdon Book 5):Robert Langdon Brown, Dan Bantam Press 746
6 Break,The Keyes, Marian Michael Joseph 683
7 Operation Trumpsformation O’Carroll-Kelly, Ross Penguin Ireland 585
8 Christmas Voyage,The Purcell, Deirdre Hachette Books Ireland 375
9 Pearl Sister,The:The Seven Sisters Riley, Lucinda Macmillan 308
10 Uncommon Type:Some Stories Hanks, Tom William Heinemann 302
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 NAMA Land:The Inside Story of Ireland’s Property Sell-Off and the Crea Connolly, Frank Gill Books 380
2 Jackie’s Girl:My Life with the Kennedy Family McKeon, Kathy Simon & Schuster 285
3 Padre Pio – Irish Encounters with the Saint Keane, Colm Capel Island 274
4 Sapiens:A Brief History of Humankind Harari, Yuval Noah Vintage 244
5 I Found My Tribe Fitzmaurice, Ruth Chatto & Windus 240
6 First Hand:My Life and Irish Football Hand, Eoin & Browne, Jared The Collins Press 214
7 Artful Eating:The Psychology of Lasting Weight Loss Melvin, Karina Black & White Publishing 210
8 Sun and Her Flowers,The Kaur, Rupi Simon & Schuster UK 194
9 Milk and Honey Kaur, Rupi Andrews McMeel Publishing 193
10 Choice,The Eger, Edith Rider & Co 182
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Guinness World Records 2018 Guinness World Records Guinness World Records 1,204
2 On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist:Expeditions in an in-between world where th Harding, Michael Hachette Books Ireland 602
3 Form:My Autobiography Fallon, Kieren Simon & Schuster Ltd 556
4 Choice,The McMahon, Philly & Kelly, Niall Gill Books 553
5 In America:Tales from Trump Country Perry, Caitriona Gill Books 487
6 Gooch – The Autobiography Cooper, Colm Transworld Ireland 485
7 5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food Oliver, Jamie Michael Joseph 466
8 What Happened Clinton, Hillary Rodham Simon & Schuster Ltd 438
9 Shay: Any Given Saturday:The Autobiography Given, Shay Trinity Mirror Sport Media 349
10 Francis Brennan’s Book of Household Management:How to Create a Happy H Brennan, Francis Gill Books 327
Children’s
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Bad Dad Walliams, David HarperCollins 4,496
2 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (book 12):Diary of a Wimpy Kid Kinney, Jeff Penguin Books 2,530
3 Bad Dad Walliams, David HarperCollins 590
4 La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One:Book of Dust Series Pullman, Philip Penguin and David Fickling Boo 413
5 Beyond the Sky: You and the Universe Briain, Dara O. Scholastic 317
6 Beano Annual 2018 D.C. Thomson & Co., 317
7 Dork Diaries: Crush Catastrophe:Dork Diaries Russell, Rachel Renee Simon & Schuster Ltd 313
8 Turtles All the Way Down Green, John Penguin Books 276
9 Tom Gates: Epic Adventure (kind of):Tom Gates Pichon, Liz Scholastic 275
10 Wonder Palacio, R. J. Corgi Childrens 242
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