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Irish Bestsellers 16th February 2019

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Article by Rebecca Brown © 23 February 2019 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists ).

This week sees the return of some previous favourites to the chart, in their new paperback releases. Both A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne and Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton manage to get into the Top 20, in nos. 20 and 19 respectively, as well as no. 7 in Mass Market Fiction and no. 4 in Paperback Non-Fiction. We’ve also got the first appearance of Tangerine by Christine Mangan, at no. 10 in the Mass Market Fiction chart, and Can Medicine Be Cured by Seamus O’Mahony is at no. 9 in Hardback Non-Fiction.

This week’s featured book is the newest release from Tana French, The Wych Elm, which at the time of compiling these charts was still in pre-release yet still made it to no. 4 in the Top 20 and no. 2 in Original Fiction; it’s probably safe to assume that the coming weeks will see even greater success! Here’s the blurb:

‘AN ABSOLUTE MASTERPIECE’ John Boyne

One of the most compulsive psychological mysteries since Donna Tartt’s The Secret History . . . impossible to put down‘ The Times

‘Terrific – terrifying, amazing, and the prose is incandescent’ Stephen King’

From one of the greatest writers of the century comes a landmark novel of huge ambition.
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WHAT DO WE HIDE INSIDE OURSELVES?

One night changes everything for Toby. He’s always led a charmed life – until a brutal attack leaves him damaged and traumatised, unsure even of the person he used to be. He seeks refuge at his family’s ancestral home, the Ivy House, filled with memories of wild-strawberry summers and teenage parties with his cousins.

But not long after Toby’s arrival, a discovery is made: a skull, tucked neatly inside the old wych elm in the garden.

As detectives begin to close in, Toby is forced to examine everything he thought he knew about his family, his past, and himself.

A spellbinding standalone from a literary writer who turns the crime genre inside out, The Wych Elm asks what we become, and what we’re capable of, if we no longer know who we are.
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‘To say Tana French is one of the great thriller writers is really too limiting. Rather she’s simply this: A TRULY GREAT WRITER’ Gillian Flynn

‘French offers a masterclass in unreliability . . . dissolving the boundaries between genre and literary fiction’ Sunday Times

‘The finest crime writer around right now’ Mail on Sunday

‘A brilliant examination of male privilege and family secrets’ Guardian

‘Gripping and suspenseful, with more twists than a rollercoaster, The Wych Elm is a MAGNIFICENT NOVEL’ John Boyne

‘HER BEST BOOK. Really, it is not a crime novel: as ever, Tana’s scope is so much broader than that’ Gillian McAllister

‘Another one of her rich psychological thrillers that will work its way under your skin’ Lucy Mangan, Stylist

‘Tana French’s best and most intricately nuanced novel yet. . . Get ready for the whiplash brought on by its final twists and turns’ The New York Times

‘I DROP EVERYTHING for a new Tana French book – feign illness, cancel plans and miss deadlines – and it’s always worth it. This mystery about family, memory and the cracks in both will haunt you for a long, long time’ Erin Kelly

‘The Trespasser contains the most tense and serpentine interrogation scenes outside of John le Carré’ Mark Lawson, Guardian

 

And now the charts, with the Top 20 and Top 10 in each category:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 16th February 2019
ICM
Title Author Publisher Group Sales
1 When All is Said Griffin, Anne Hodder & Stoughton Grp 1,343
2 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Bonnier Books UK Publishing Grp 1,326
3 Still Me Moyes, Jojo Penguin Grp 814
4 Wych Elm,The French, Tana Penguin Grp 765
5 Border,The Ferriter, Diarmaid Profile Books Group 735
6 Becoming Obama, Michelle Penguin Grp 711
7 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber Grp 659
8 Milkman Burns, Anna Faber Grp 624
9 Woman in the Window,The Finn, A. J. HarperCollins Grp 581
10 This is Going to Hurt Kay, Adam Pan Macmillan Grp 517
11 Dirty Little Secrets Spain, Jo Quercus Grp 507
12 Notes to Self:Essays Pine, Emilie Other Publisher Groups 491
13 Importance of Being Aisling,The McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Group 485
14 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Honeyman, Gail HarperCollins Grp 478
15 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Group 472
16 Wonky Donkey,The Smith, Craig Scholastic Ltd. Grp 456
17 Atlas of the Irish Revolution Cork University Press Grp 453
18 Choice,The Eger, Edith Random House Grp 416
19 Everything I Know About Love Alderton, Dolly Penguin Grp 408
20 Ladder to the Sky,A Boyne, John Transworld Grp 387

 

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 16th February 2019
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 1,326
2 Still Me Moyes, Jojo Penguin Books Ltd 814
3 Milkman Burns, Anna Faber & Faber 624
4 Woman in the Window,The Finn, A. J. HarperCollins Publishers 581
5 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Honeyman, Gail Harper 478
6 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 472
7 Ladder to the Sky,A Boyne, John Black Swan 387
8 Thirteen Cavanagh, Steve Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) 365
9 Conversations with Friends Rooney, Sally Faber & Faber 309
10 Tangerine Mangan, Christine Little,Brown 225
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 When All is Said Griffin, Anne Sceptre 1,343
2 Wych Elm,The French, Tana Viking 765
3 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber & Faber 659
4 Dirty Little Secrets Spain, Jo Quercus Publishing Plc 507
5 Importance of Being Aisling,The McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 485
6 Lost Man,The Harper, Jane Little,Brown 342
7 I Owe You One Kinsella, Sophie Bantam Press 332
8 Twisted Cavanagh, Steve Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) 328
9 Lost Child,The Gibney, Patricia Sphere 307
10 Great Wide Open,The Kennedy, Douglas Hutchinson 266
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 This is Going to Hurt Kay, Adam Picador 517
2 Notes to Self:Essays Pine, Emilie Tramp Press 491
3 Choice,The Eger, Edith Rider & Co 416
4 Everything I Know About Love Alderton, Dolly Penguin Books Ltd 408
5 Educated Westover, Tara Windmill Books 315
6 Fast 800,The Mosley, Michael Short Books 291
7 Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz,The Dronfield, Jeremy Michael Joseph 246
8 Accidental Spy,The O’Driscoll, Sean Mirror Books 245
9 Calm the F**k Down Knight, Sarah Quercus Publishing Plc 236
10 Baby Sleep Solution,The Wolfe, Lucy S. Gill Books 187
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Border,The Ferriter, Diarmaid Profile Books 735
2 Becoming Obama, Michelle Viking 711
3 Atlas of the Irish Revolution Cork University Press 453
4 Secret,The Byrne, Rhonda Simon & Schuster Ltd 226
5 Seven Signs of Life Abbey, Aoife Vintage 180
6 Short History of Brexit,A O’Rourke, Kevin PELICAN 154
7 Brief Answers to the Big Questions Hawking, Stephen John Murray Publishers, Ltd. 138
8 Donal’s Meals in Minutes Skehan, Donal Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 123
9 Can Medicine Be Cured? O’Mahony, Seamus Head of Zeus 119
10 Happy Pear: Recipes for Happiness,The Flynn, David & Flynn, Stephen Penguin Ireland 118
Childrens
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Wonky Donkey,The Smith, Craig Scholastic 456
2 Dog Man 6: Brawl of the Wild Pilkey, Dav Scholastic U.S. 366
3 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (book 13) Kinney, Jeff Puffin 340
4 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (book 12) Kinney, Jeff Puffin 279
5 Ice Monster,The Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 271
6 Fidget Linn, Susie Top That Publishing 188
7 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone# Rowling, J. K. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 185
8 Dog Man 4: Dog Man and Cat Kid Pilkey, Dav Scholastic 165
9 Bad Dad Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 158
10 Velveteen Rabbit,The Williams, Margery Top That Publishing PLC 157
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