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Irish Bestsellers 28th July 2018

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Article by writingie © 4 August 2018 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists ).

When the world is getting a bit stressful, it’s wonderful to see a book like Claudia Carroll’s The Secrets of Primrose Square ht the charts – a bit of escapism is exactly what we need…Claudia Carroll’s  warm, feel-good story will make you laugh and cry, and above all, leave you with a feeling of hope. Here’s the blurb:

So many stories hidden behind closed doors . . . 

It’s late at night and the rain is pouring down on the Dublin city streets. A mother is grieving for her dead child. She stands silently outside the home of the teenage boy she believes responsible. She watches . . .

In a kitchen on the same square, a girl waits anxiously for her mum to come home. She knows exactly where she is, but she knows she cannot reach her. 

A few doors down, and a widow sits alone in her room. She has just delivered a bombshell to her family during dinner and her life is about to change forever. 

And an aspiring theatre director has just moved in to a flat across the street. Her landlord is absent, but there are already things about him that don’t quite add up . . .

Welcome to Primrose Square.

‘A wise, warm and witty gem . . . I loved it’ Carmel Harrington

‘Funny, smart and thoroughly engaging’ Liz Nugent

‘It made me laugh and it made me weep . . . a stunning book’ Sinead Moriarty

Here is this week’s overall top twenty:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 28th July 2018
ICM
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine:Debut Sunday Times Bestseller Honeyman, Gail Harper 1,660
2 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 1,477
3 100 Poems Heaney, Seamus Faber & Faber 1,322
4 Break,The Keyes, Marian Penguin Books 1,066
5 Origin: Robert Langdon Book 5 Brown, Dan Corgi Books 1,063
6 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 951
7 President is Missing,The Clinton, President Bill & Patterson, Jam Century 936
8 World’s Worst Children 3,The:Fiendishly Funny New Short Stories Walliams, David HarperCollins 830
9 Letters to My Daughters Hannigan, Emma Hachette Books Ireland 809
10 Woman in the Window,The Finn, A. J. HarperCollins Publishers 642
11 Year That Changed Everything,The Kelly, Cathy Orion (an Imprint of The Orion 641
12 Little Fires Everywhere:The New York Times  Bestseller Ng, Celeste Little, Brown Book Group 640
13 Rooster Bar,The:The New York Times  Bestseller Grisham, John Hodder Paperback 609
14 This is Going to Hurt:Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor Kay, Adam Picador 511
15 Secrets of Primrose Square,The Carroll, Claudia Zaffre Publishing 510
16 Into the Water:The Sunday Times Bestseller Hawkins, Paula Black Swan 492
17 Notes to Self:Essays Pine, Emilie Tramp Press 472
18 Skin Deep Nugent, Liz Penguin Ireland 466
19 Couple Next Door,The Lapena, Shari Corgi Books 446
20 Sharp Objects:A major HBO & Sky Atlantic Limited Series Flynn, Gillian Weidenfeld & Nicolson 428

And the top 10 in each category looks like this:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 28th July 2018
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Honeyman, Gail Harper 1,660
2 Break,The Keyes, Marian Penguin Books 1,066
3 Origin:(Robert Langdon Book 5) Brown, Dan Corgi Books 1,063
4 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 951
5 Letters to My Daughters Hannigan, Emma Hachette Books Ireland 809
6 Year That Changed Everything,The Kelly, Cathy Orion (an Imprint of The Orion 641
7 Little Fires Everywhere Ng, Celeste Little, Brown Book Group 640
8 Rooster Bar,The Grisham, John Hodder Paperback 609
9 Into the Water:The Sunday Times Bestseller Hawkins, Paula Black Swan 492
10 Couple Next Door,The Lapena, Shari Corgi Books 446
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The: Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 1,477
2 President is Missing,The Clinton, President Bill & Patterson, Jam Century 936
3 Woman in the Window,The: Finn, A. J. HarperCollins Publishers 642
4 Secrets of Primrose Square,The Carroll, Claudia Zaffre Publishing 510
5 Skin Deep Nugent, Liz Penguin Ireland 466
6 Anniversary,The Meaney, Roisin Hachette Books Ireland 417
7 From a Low and Quiet Sea Ryan, Donal Doubleday Ireland 369
8 Clock Dance Tyler, Anne Chatto & Windus 315
9 Gospel According to Blindboy,The Boatclub, Blindboy Gill Books 274
10 Unwanted Guest,An Lapena, Shari Bantam Press 266
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 This is Going to Hurt:Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor Kay, Adam Picador 511
2 Notes to Self:Essays Pine, Emilie Tramp Press 472
3 Emotional Resilience:How to safeguard your mental health Barry, Harry Orion Spring 362
4 My Brother Jason:The Untold Story of Jason Corbett’s Life and Brutal D Corbett-Lynch, Tracey & Riegel, Ralph Gill Books 288
5 Sapiens:A Brief History of Humankind Harari, Yuval Noah Vintage 266
6 Educated:The Sunday Times bestselling memoir Westover, Tara Hutchinson 195
7 Cow Book,The:A Story of Life on an Irish Family Farm Connell, John Granta Books 186
8 Prisoners of Geography:Ten Maps That Tell You Everything You Need Marshall, Tim Elliott & Thompson 161
9 Choice,The McMahon, Philly & Kelly, Niall Gill Books 156
10 I Found My Tribe Fitzmaurice, Ruth Vintage 156
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 100 Poems Heaney, Seamus Faber & Faber 1,322
2 12 Rules for Life:An Antidote to Chaos Peterson, Jordan B. Allen Lane 422
3 Happy Pear: Recipes for Happiness,The Flynn, David & Flynn, Stephen Penguin Ireland 246
4 Notes on a Nervous Planet Haig, Matt Canongate Books 148
5 Confidence Kit,The:Your Bullsh*t-Free Guide to Owning Your Fear Foran, Caroline Hachette Books Ireland 139
6 Pocket History of Ireland,A McCullough, Joseph Gill & Macmillan 138
7 Secret,The Byrne, Rhonda Simon & Schuster Ltd 131
8 Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2 Favilli, Elena & Cavallo, Francesca Timbuktu Labs, Inc 121
9 Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Favilli, Elena & Cavallo, Francesca Particular Books 108
10 Factfulness:Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About The World Rosling, Hans Sceptre 99
Children’s
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 World’s Worst Children 3,The:Fiendishly Funny New Short Stories Walliams, David HarperCollins 830
2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Rowling, J. K. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 256
3 Wonder Palacio, R. J. Corgi Childrens 243
4 Storm Keeper’s Island,The Doyle, Catherine Bloomsbury Childrens Books 241
5 Tom Gates: Biscuits, Bands and Very Big Plans:Tom Gates Pichon, Liz Scholastic 206
6 Midnight:Skulduggery Pleasant Landy, Derek HarperCollins 198
7 World’s Worst Children,The Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 196
8 Gangsta Granny Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 187
9 Bad Dad Walliams, David HarperCollins 181
10 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Rowling, J. K. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 178

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