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Irish Bestsellers 25th November 2017

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Article by Rebecca Brown © 2 December 2017 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists ).
Atlas of the Irish Revolution

David Walliams continues to go from strength to strength: in his book’s fourth week in the charts, his sales are showing no signs of slowing and have increased this week by over a thousand, now clocking up over five thousand sales. This is incredibly good for any genre, and particularly for children’s. The jury is out on whether this is a good sign for children’s reading, or another example of celebrity children’s writers dominating the market at the expense of new writers.

This week saw the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards, and what a fantastic line up of winners. Great to see some of our featured books winning, such as Motherfoclóir winning the Ireland AM Popuar Non-Fiction Book of the Year and Ruth Fitzmaurice’s I Found My Tribe winning the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year. Our featured book this week was one we mentioned last week, and it’s had a sudden (but welcome) moment in the sun. The Atlas of the Irish Revolutio won the The Journal.ie Best Irish Published Book of the Year; it’s also still high in the charts at no. 5 and no. 2 for Hardback Non-Fiction.

Here’s the blurb:

The Atlas of the Irish Revolution is a definitive resource that brings to life this pivotal moment in Irish history and nation-building. Published to coincide with the centenary of the Easter Rising, this comprehensive and visually compelling volume brings together all of the current research on the revolutionary period, with contributions from leading scholars from around the world and from many disciplines. A chronological and thematically organized treatment of the period serves as the core of the Atlas, enhanced by over 400 color illustrations, maps and photographs. This academic tour de force illuminates the effects of the Revolution on Irish culture and politics, both past and present, and animates the period for anyone with a connection to or interest in Irish history.

And now on to this week’s charts, beginning with the Top 20 and ending with the Top 10 in each category:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 25th November 2017
ICM
Title Author Publisher Group Sales
1 Bad Dad Walliams, David HarperCollins Grp 5,341
2 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (book 12):Diary of a Wimpy Kid Kinney, Jeff Penguin Grp 4,930
3 Guinness World Records 2018 Guinness World Records Guinness Publisher Group 2,634
4 Midnight Line,The:(Jack Reacher 22):Jack Reacher Child, Lee Transworld Grp 1,838
5 Atlas of the Irish Revolution Cork University Press Grp 1,203
6 5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food Oliver, Jamie Penguin Grp 1,155
7 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Group 1,139
8 Jackie’s Girl:My Life with the Kennedy Family McKeon, Kathy Simon & Schuster Grp 1,080
9 Break,The Keyes, Marian Penguin Grp 1,000
10 Choice,The McMahon, Philly & Kelly, Niall Gill Group 921
11 Origin:(Robert Langdon Book 5):Robert Langdon Brown, Dan Transworld Grp 914
12 Operation Trumpsformation O’Carroll-Kelly, Ross Penguin Grp 905
13 Couple Next Door,The Lapena, Shari Transworld Grp 904
14 Gospel According to Blindboy,The Boatclub, Blindboy Gill Group 885
15 Bad Dad Walliams, David HarperCollins Grp 835
16 Gooch – The Autobiography Cooper, Colm Transworld Grp 802
17 Woman at 72 Derry Lane,The:A Gripping, Emotional Page Turner That Will Harrington, Carmel HarperCollins Grp 774
18 On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist:Expeditions in an in-between world where th Harding, Michael Hachette Books Ireland Grp 752
19 What Happened Clinton, Hillary Rodham Simon & Schuster Grp 709
20 Christmas Voyage,The Purcell, Deirdre Hachette Books Ireland Grp 682

 

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 25th November 2017
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Couple Next Door,The Lapena, Shari Corgi Books 904
2 Woman at 72 Derry Lane,The:A Gripping, Emotional Page Turner That Will Harrington, Carmel Harper 774
3 Snowman,The:Harry Hole 7 (Film tie-in):Harry Hole Nesbo, Jo Vintage 294
4 Christmas With You O’Flanagan, Sheila Hachette Books Ireland 279
5 Whistler,The:The Number One Bestseller Grisham, John Hodder Paperback 235
6 Handmaid’s Tale,The# Atwood, Margaret Vintage Classics 234
7 Murder on the Orient Express:Poirot# Christie, Agatha Harper 221
8 Blood Sisters:The #1 bestselling thriller from the Sunday Times bestse Corry, Jane Penguin Books 209
9 Of Mice and Men# Steinbeck, John Penguin Books 205
10 Fix,The:Amos Decker series Baldacci, David Pan Books 185
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Midnight Line,The:(Jack Reacher 22):Jack Reacher Child, Lee Bantam Press 1,838
2 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 1,139
3 Break,The Keyes, Marian Michael Joseph 1,000
4 Origin:(Robert Langdon Book 5):Robert Langdon Brown, Dan Bantam Press 914
5 Operation Trumpsformation O’Carroll-Kelly, Ross Penguin Ireland 905
6 Gospel According to Blindboy,The Boatclub, Blindboy Gill Books 885
7 Christmas Voyage,The Purcell, Deirdre Hachette Books Ireland 682
8 Two Kinds of Truth:The New Harry Bosch Thriller:Harry Bosch Series Connelly, Michael Orion (an Imprint of The Orion 572
9 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine:Debut Bestseller and Costa First N Honeyman, Gail HarperCollins Publishers 486
10 Munich Harris, Robert Hutchinson 411
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Jackie’s Girl:My Life with the Kennedy Family McKeon, Kathy Simon & Schuster 1,080
2 Padre Pio – Irish Encounters with the Saint Keane, Colm Capel Island 493
3 Force for Justice,A:The Maurice McCabe Story Clifford, Michael Hachette Books Ireland 372
4 Sapiens:A Brief History of Humankind Harari, Yuval Noah Vintage 344
5 NAMA Land:The Inside Story of Ireland’s Property Sell-Off and the Crea Connolly, Frank Gill Books 253
6 Wounds:A Memoir of War and Love Keane, Fergal William Collins 248
7 I Found My Tribe Fitzmaurice, Ruth Chatto & Windus 245
8 In the Line of Fire:The Inside Story from the Lions Head Coach Gatland, Warren Headline Book Publishing 244
9 Waterford Whispers News:Newsageddon Williamson, Colm Gill Books 243
10 Choice,The Eger, Edith Rider & Co 236
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Guinness World Records 2018 Guinness World Records Guinness World Records 2,634
2 Atlas of the Irish Revolution Cork University Press 1,203
3 5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food Oliver, Jamie Michael Joseph 1,155
4 Choice,The McMahon, Philly & Kelly, Niall Gill Books 921
5 Gooch – The Autobiography Cooper, Colm Transworld Ireland 802
6 On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist:Expeditions in an in-between world where th Harding, Michael Hachette Books Ireland 752
7 What Happened Clinton, Hillary Rodham Simon & Schuster Ltd 709
8 Home For Christmas Taylor, Alice Brandon 655
9 Form:My Autobiography Fallon, Kieren Simon & Schuster Ltd 616
10 Warrior’s Code,The:My Autobiography Tyrrell, Jackie Trinity Mirror Sport Media 609
Children’s
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Bad Dad Walliams, David HarperCollins 5,341
2 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (book 12):Diary of a Wimpy Kid Kinney, Jeff Penguin Books 4,930
3 Bad Dad Walliams, David HarperCollins 835
4 World’s Worst Children 2,The Walliams, David HarperCollins 601
5 Beyond the Sky: You and the Universe Briain, Dara O. Scholastic 598
6 Beano Annual 2018 D.C. Thomson & Co., 564
7 Tom Gates: Epic Adventure (kind of):Tom Gates Pichon, Liz Scholastic 471
8 Focloiropedia:A Journey Through the Irish Language from Aran to Zu Burke, Fatti & Burke, John Gill Books 457
9 La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One:Book of Dust Series Pullman, Philip Penguin and David Fickling Boo 431
10 Turtles All the Way Down Green, John Penguin Books 430
# Combined Editions

 


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