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Irish Bestsellers 26th January 2019

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Article by Rebecca Brown © 2 February 2019 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists ).

It’s a great week for the girls, as over half of the Top 20 authors are women this week! There is also a pretty good shake-up of genre; alongside fiction, we have the usual January cohort of health books with Dr Eva Orsmond’s Reverse Your Diabetes, Michael Mosley’s The Fast 800 and The Stress Solution by Dr Rangan Chatterjee; Michelle Obama’s Becoming is still doing very well in the Top 20 at no. 6 and no. 1 in Hardback Non-Fiction; and there are several Children’s books in the Top 20 this week with David Walliams, Jeff Kinney and Dave Pilkey doing well. In the Children’s charts, incidentally, the vast majority are regular favourites with Walliams, Rowling and Pilkey having multiple entries.

This week’s featured book is brand new out and has gone straight to the top of the chart in just two days. When All is Said by Anne Griffin (what a lovely cover!) is proving to be immensely popular and is storming miles ahead of The Tattooist of Auschwitz with almost 2000 sales since release and glowing reviews from big names like John Boyne, Donal Ryan and Graham Norton, to name just a few. Here’s the blurb:

Five toasts. Five people. One lifetime.

‘A hugely enjoyable, engrossing novel, a genuine page-turner.’ Donal Ryan

‘An extraordinary novel, a poetic writer, and a story that moved me to tears.’ John Boyne

Griffin is a magical storyteller whose prose is effortless and clear. She conjures an intimate, poignant and ultimately enthralling portrait of a man who has battled loneliness and other demons throughout his life.’ Fanny Blake

‘I’m here to remember – all that I have been and all that I will never be again.’

At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He’s alone, as usual -though tonight is anything but. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story.

Over the course of this evening, he will raise five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these stories – of unspoken joy and regret, a secret tragedy kept hidden, a fierce love that never found its voice – the life of one man will be powerfully and poignantly laid bare.

Heart-breaking and heart-warming all at once, the voice of Maurice Hannigan will stay with you long after all is said.

‘A book to savour, and pass on. An absolute joy’ Sunday Mirror

‘This is how you tell a story’ Cecelia Ahern

‘Beautifully written, unhurried and thoughtful, and a character you love from the off’ Kit de Waal

Anne Griffin has fashioned a rare jewel’ John Banville

‘Masterful storytelling’ Graham Norton

‘[An] impressively confident debut … Maurice Hannigan emerges as an engaging, compassionate creation’ Guardian

And now the charts, with the Top 20 followed as always by the Top 10 in each category:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 26th January 2019
ICM
Title Author Publisher Group Sales
1 When All is Said Griffin, Anne Hodder & Stoughton Grp 1,927
2 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Bonnier Books UK Publishing Gr 1,069
3 Milkman Burns, Anna Faber Grp 771
4 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber Grp 709
5 Dog Man 6: Brawl of the Wild Pilkey, Dave Scholastic Ltd. Grp 638
6 Becoming Obama, Michelle Penguin Grp 590
7 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Group 586
8 Dr Eva Orsmond’s Reverse Your Diabetes Orsmond, Dr. Eva Gill Group 564
9 Woman in the Window,The Finn, A. J. HarperCollins Grp 558
10 Importance of Being Aisling,The McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Group 553
11 Wonky Donkey,The Smith, Craig Scholastic Ltd. Grp 444
12 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Honeyman, Gail HarperCollins Grp 400
13 Fast 800,The Mosley, Michael Short Books Group 396
14 Stress Solution,The Chatterjee, Dr Rangan Penguin Grp 373
15 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (book 13) Kinney, Jeff Penguin Grp 371
16 Educated Westover, Tara Random House Grp 361
17 Choice,The Eger, Edith Random House Grp 353
18 Twisted Cavanagh, Steve Orion Grp 350
19 Ice Monster,The Walliams, David HarperCollins Grp 348
20 Veggie Lean in 15 Wicks, Joe Pan Macmillan Grp 346

 

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 26th January 2019
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 1,069
2 Milkman Burns, Anna Faber & Faber 771
3 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 586
4 Woman in the Window,The Finn, A. J. HarperCollins Publishers 558
5 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Honeyman, Gail Harper 400
6 Thirteen Cavanagh, Steve Orion (an Imprint of The Orion 288
7 When She Was Gone Dunphy, S. A. Hachette Books Ireland 278
8 One Day in December Silver, Josie Penguin Books Ltd 273
9 Conversations with Friends Rooney, Sally Faber & Faber 255
10 Anatomy of a Scandal Vaughan, Sarah Simon & Schuster Ltd 239
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 When All is Said Griffin, Anne Sceptre 1,927
2 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber & Faber 709
3 Importance of Being Aisling,The McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 553
4 Twisted Cavanagh, Steve Orion (an Imprint of The Orion 350
5 Keeper,A Norton, Graham Coronet Books 283
6 Lost Child,The Gibney, Patricia Sphere 224
7 My Mother’s Daughter O’Loughlin, Ann Orion (an Imprint of The Orion 205
8 Past Tense:(Jack Reacher 23) Child, Lee Bantam Press 185
9 Great Wide Open,The Kennedy, Douglas Hutchinson 184
10 Binding,The Collins, Bridget The Borough Press 159
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Dr Eva Orsmond’s Reverse Your Diabetes Orsmond, Dr. Eva Gill Books 564
2 Fast 800,The Mosley, Michael Short Books 396
3 Stress Solution,The Chatterjee, Dr Rangan Penguin Life 373
4 Educated Westover, Tara Windmill Books 361
5 Choice,The Eger, Edith Rider & Co 353
6 Veggie Lean in 15 Wicks, Joe Bluebird 346
7 This is Going to Hurt Kay, Adam Picador 343
8 Fire and Fury Wolff, Michael Abacus 336
9 Calm the F**k Down Knight, Sarah Quercus Publishing Plc 292
10 Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz,The Dronfield, Jeremy Michael Joseph 290
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Becoming Obama, Michelle Viking 590
2 Guinness World Records 2019 Guinness World Records 188
3 12 Rules for Life Peterson, Jordan B. Allen Lane 150
4 Skin Nerd,The Rock, Jennifer Hachette Books Ireland 148
5 Secret,The Byrne, Rhonda Simon & Schuster Ltd 146
6 Neven Maguire’s Home Economics for Life Maguire, Neven Gill Books 143
7 Donal’s Meals in Minutes Skehan, Donal Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 139
8 Clodagh’s Suppers McKenna, Clodagh Kyle Books 137
9 Tom Kerridge’s Fresh Start Kerridge, Tom Bloomsbury Absolute 131
10 Brief Answers to the Big Questions Hawking, Stephen John Murray Publishers, Ltd. 124
Childrens
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Dog Man 6: Brawl of the Wild Pilkey, Dav Scholastic U.S. 638
2 Wonky Donkey,The Smith, Craig Scholastic 444
3 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (book 13) Kinney, Jeff Puffin 371
4 Ice Monster,The Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 348
5 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Rowling, J. K. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 167
6 Magic Moment,The Breslin, Niall Gill Books 155
7 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Rowling, J. K. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 141
8 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway (book 12) Kinney, Jeff Puffin 141
9 Dog Man 4: Dog Man and Cat Kid Pilkey, Dav Scholastic 136
10 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Rowling, J. K. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 129
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