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Irish Bestsellers 18th January 2020

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Article by Rebecca Brown © 25 January 2020 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists ).

While Pinch of Nom continue their successes, with Everday Light racking up another no. 1 in the UK and all three of the books in the Category Bestsellers here, Ireland do seem to have decided that that’s quite enough of that healthy living now, thanks, let’s have some stories. Pinch of Nom: Everyday Light has dropped down to no. 3 in the Top 20 and at the top of this chart we now have Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens and our featured book for this week, The Hungry Road by Marita Conlon-McKenna (who incidentally sees an older book return to the charts, with Under the Hawthorn Tree: Children of the Famine in the Children’s charts at no. 9). Here’s the blurb:

In its brilliant recreation of the Great Irish Famine, the children’s historical novel Under the Hawthorn Tree is beloved by millions and is considered a classic.

Now, the Number One Irish bestseller and award-winning author is turning her hand to the definitive adult novel of those hard times, with The Hungry Road.

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Ireland’s hopes for freedom are dashed with the arrival of a deadly potato blight that strikes terror in the heart of its people.

1845. Seamstress Mary Sullivan’s dreams of a better future are shattered as she looks out over their ruined crop. Refusing to give in to despair, she must use every ounce of courage and strength to protect her family as they fight to survive.

Dr Dan Donovan is Medical Officer to the Skibbereen Union. The arrival of The Hunger soon brings starving men, women and children crowding into the town and the workhouse, desperate for assistance.

Fr John Fitzpatrick’s faith is tested by the suffering that surrounds him as his pleas for help fall on deaf ears.

Inspired by true Irish heroes, The Hungry Road is the heartbreaking story of the Great Irish Famine told by one of Ireland’s best loved writers.

And now this week’s charts:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 18th January 2020
ICM
Title Author Publisher Group Sales
1 Hungry Road,The Conlon-McKenna, Marita Transworld Grp 2,197
2 Where the Crawdads Sing Owens, Delia Little, Brown Book Grp 1,026
3 Pinch of Nom Everyday Light Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Pan Macmillan Grp 843
4 Eat Up, Raise Your Game Davey, Daniel Gill Group 650
5 No Fuss Vegan Purcell, Roz Penguin Grp 500
6 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball (Book 14) Kinney, Jeff Penguin Grp 491
7 Dog Man: Fetch-22 Pilkey, Dav Scholastic Ltd. Grp 467
8 Beast of Buckingham Palace,The Walliams, David HarperCollins Grp 455
9 Keep Your Eyes on Me Blake, Sam Atlantic Books Grp 428
10 Handmaid’s Tale,The Atwood, Margaret Random House Grp 414
11 Cilka’s Journey Morris, Heather Bonnier Books UK Publishing Gr 407
12 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Bonnier Books UK Publishing Gr 407
13 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber Grp 403
14 This is Going to Hurt Kay, Adam Pan Macmillan Grp 398
15 Hunting Party,The Foley, Lucy HarperCollins Grp 389
16 Pinch of Nom Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Pan Macmillan Grp 388
17 Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,The Mackesy, Charlie Random House Grp 383
18 Philadelphia, Here I Come Friel, Brian Faber Grp 363
19 Silent Patient,The Michaelides, Alex Orion Grp 329
20 Six Wicked Reasons Spain, Jo Quercus Grp 323

 

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 18th January 2020
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Where the Crawdads Sing Owens, Delia Corsair 1,026
2 Handmaid’s Tale,The# Atwood, Margaret Vintage Classics 414
3 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 407
4 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber & Faber 403
5 Hunting Party,The Foley, Lucy HarperCollins Publishers 389
6 Silent Patient,The Michaelides, Alex Orion (an Imprint of The Orion 329
7 Last Wish,The Sapkowski, Andrzej Gollancz 305
8 Importance of Being Aisling,The McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 271
9 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 247
10 Olive Kitteridge Strout, Elizabeth Simon & Schuster Ltd 245
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Hungry Road,The Conlon-McKenna, Marita Transworld Ireland 2,197
2 Keep Your Eyes on Me Blake, Sam Corvus 428
3 Cilka’s Journey Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 407
4 Six Wicked Reasons Spain, Jo Quercus Publishing Plc 323
5 Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling Breen, Sarah & McLysaght, Emer Gill Books 317
6 Tell Nobody Gibney, Patricia Sphere 300
7 Blue Moon:(Jack Reacher 24) Child, Lee Bantam Press 257
8 Family Gift,The Kelly, Cathy Orion (an Imprint of The Orion 180
9 Isabelle in the Afternoon Kennedy, Douglas Hutchinson 174
10 Postscript Ahern, Cecelia HarperCollins Publishers 156
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Eat Up, Raise Your Game Davey, Daniel Gill Books 650
2 This is Going to Hurt Kay, Adam Picador 398
3 Philadelphia, Here I Come Friel, Brian Faber And Faber Plays 363
4 Life Audit,The Moroney, Michelle Gill Books 265
5 No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference:Illustrated Edition Thunberg, Greta Penguin Books Ltd 259
6 Feel Better In 5 Chatterjee, Dr Rangan Penguin Life 240
7 Educated Westover, Tara Windmill Books 202
8 Pinch of Nom Food Planner Allinson, Kate & Featherstone, Kay & Dav Bluebird 189
9 Secret Barrister,The The Secret Barrister Picador 174
10 Murder of Mr Moonlight,The Fegan, Catherine Penguin Ireland 173
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Pinch of Nom Everyday Light Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Bluebird 843
2 No Fuss Vegan Purcell, Roz Penguin Ireland 500
3 Pinch of Nom Featherstone, Kay & Allinson, Kate Bluebird 388
4 Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,The Mackesy, Charlie Ebury Press 383
5 Mrs Hinch Michael Joseph 253
6 Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas Kay, Adam Picador 190
7 Veg Oliver, Jamie Michael Joseph 183
8 Secret,The Byrne, Rhonda Simon & Schuster Ltd 171
9 Guinness World Records 2020 Guinness World Records 171
10 Donal’s Super Food in Minutes Skehan, Donal Hodder & Stoughton 166
Childrens
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball (Book 14) Kinney, Jeff Puffin 491
2 Dog Man: Fetch-22 Pilkey, Dav Scholastic U.S. 467
3 Beast of Buckingham Palace,The Walliams, David HarperCollins 455
4 Disney Frozen Annual 2020 Egmont Books 254
5 One Of Us Is Next McManus, Karen Penguin Books Ltd 235
6 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Rowling, J. K. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 212
7 Dog Man 7: For Whom the Ball Rolls Pilkey, Dav Scholastic U.S. 191
8 Dinky Donkey (PB),The Smith, Craig Scholastic 170
9 Under the Hawthorn Tree:Children of the Famine Conlon-McKenna, Marita O’Brien Press 156
10 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Rowling, J. K. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 148
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