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Irish Bestsellers 28th November 2020

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Welcome back to another week in the bestseller charts, where Old Ireland in Colour continues to storm the charts with well over five thousand sales this week, easily keeping at bay Barack Obama’s A Promised Land and David Walliams’ Code Name Bananas.

We’ve passed the point where, every year, the Top 20 books clock over a thousand sales each and this year is no exception. It’s a great range of titles in this week’s Top 20, with children’s books such as Walliams and the new release from J. K. Rowling, The Ickabog (no. 12), alongside cookery books from Neven Maguire—Neven Maguire’s Midweek Meals—and Trisha Lewis—Trisha’s Transformation: Beat the Bulge and Still Indulge!—at nos. 18 and 17 respectively: perhaps we’re trying to get ahead on our New Year’s Resolutions!

This week’s featured book is a great holiday read for thos dark winter nights. Steve Cavanagh’s latest release, Fifty-Fifty, is at no. 7 in the Mass Market Fiction Top 10. Here’s the blurb:

PART OF BBC TWO’S BOOK CLUB BETWEEN THE COVERS

TWO SISTERS ON TRIAL FOR MURDER. THEY ACCUSE EACH OTHER.
WHO DO YOU BELIEVE?

‘911 what’s your emergency?’

‘My dad’s dead. My sister Sofia killed him. She’s still in the house. Please send help.’

‘My dad’s dead. My sister Alexandra killed him. She’s still in the house. Please send help.’

One of them is a liar and a killer.

But which one?

********

Your favourite authors LOVE Fifty-Fifty, the follow-up to the bestselling novel Thirteen:

‘A terrific writer. He has talent to burn.’ Don Winslow
‘Trust me – it will keep you guessing until the very end.’ Ian Rankin
‘Unpredictable, daring and completely compelling. Top notch writing.’ Alex North
‘Very clever, darkly funny, moving, fast-paced.’ Jane Casey
‘Steve Cavanagh writes the best hooks in the business’ Mick Herron
‘Absolutely brilliant. Addictive, clever, pacy. Eddie Flynn is one of my heroes.’ Jo Spain
‘Intelligent, sophisticated and tense.’ Mari Hannah

And now, this week’s charts.

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 28th November 2020

TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1Old Ireland in ColourBreslin, John & Buckley, Sarah-AnneOther Publisher Groups5,164
2Promised Land,AObama, BarackPenguin Grp4,251
3Code Name BananasWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp3,860
4Guinness World Records 2021Guinness World RecordsGuinness Publisher Group2,944
5Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End (Book 15)Kinney, JeffPenguin Grp2,564
6Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieRandom House Grp2,524
7Beyond the Tape:The Life and Many Deaths of a State PathologistCassidy, MarieHachette Books Ireland Grp2,523
8Home StretchNorton, GrahamHodder & Stoughton Grp2,502
9Never Mind the B#ll*cks, Here’s the ScienceO’Neill, LukeGill Group2,240
10Champagne Football:John Delaney and the Betrayal of Irish FootballTighe, Mark & Rowan, PaulPenguin Grp1,874
11Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardPenguin Grp1,731
12Ickabog,TheRowling, J.K.Hachette Children’s Grp1,682
13Page from My Life,A:A Selection of Stories from Ray D’Arcy Show Listeners
HarperCollins Grp1,284
14Light That Never Goes Out,A:A MemoirShanley, KeelinGill Group1,222
15Thirty-Two Words for Field:Lost Words of the Irish LandscapeMagan, ManchánGill Group1,202
16That Place We Call Home:A journey through the place names of IrelandCreedon, JohnGill Group1,202
17Trisha’s Transformation:Beat the Bulge and Still Indulge!Lewis, TrishaGill Group1,109
18Neven Maguire’s Midweek Meals:Simple recipes for easy everyday eatingMaguire, NevenGill Group1,099
19Break the Mould:How to Take Your Place in the WorldBurke, SinéadHachette Children’s Grp1,095
20Code Name BananasWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp1,077
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 28th November 2020
Mass Market Fiction




TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair987
2Family Gift,TheKelly, CathyOrion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )532
3Guest List,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers424
4Silent Patient,TheMichaelides, AlexOrion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )301
5Girl, Woman, OtherEvaristo, BernardinePenguin Books Ltd 269
6Beekeeper of Aleppo,TheLefteri, ChristyManilla Press245
7Fifty-FiftyCavanagh, SteveOrion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )239
8Queen’s Gambit,TheTevis, WalterWeidenfeld & Nicolson219
9Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber & Faber202
10Giver of Stars,TheMoyes, JojoPenguin Books Ltd 192
Original Fiction




TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Home StretchNorton, GrahamCoronet Books2,502
2Thursday Murder Club,TheOsman, RichardViking1,731
3Sentinel,TheChild, Lee & Child, AndrewBantam Press1,004
4SnowBanville, JohnFaber & Faber933
5Law of Innocence,TheConnelly, MichaelOrion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )801
6Strange FlowersRyan, DonalDoubleday Ireland786
7BraywatchO’Carroll-Kelly, RossPenguin Ireland727
8Time for Mercy,AGrisham, JohnHodder & Stoughton697
9LoveDoyle, RoddyJonathan Cape660
10After the SilenceO’Neill, Louiseriverrun648
Paperback Non Fiction




TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Beyond the Tape:The Life and Many Deaths of a State PathologistCassidy, MarieHachette Books Ireland2,523
2Champagne FootballTighe, Mark & Rowan, PaulPenguin Ireland1,874
3Trisha’s Transformation:Beat the Bulge and Still Indulge!Lewis, TrishaGill Books1,109
4How Animals Saved My Life: Being the SupervetFitzpatrick, Professor NoelTrapeze1,002
5Monk,The:The Life and Crimes of Ireland’s Most Enigmatic Gang BossWilliams, PaulAllen & Unwin810
6Rory’s Story:My Unexpected Journey to Self BeliefO’Connor, Rory & Crowe, DermotGill Books786
730 Day Kick Start Plan:100 Delicious Recipes with Energy Boosting WorkWicks, JoeBluebird677
8Waterford Whispers News 2020Williamson, ColmGill Books656
9GreenlightsMcConaughey, MatthewHeadline Book Publishing626
10Oh My God, What a Complete Diary 2021McLysaght, Emer & Breen, SarahGill Books616
Hardback Non Fiction




TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Old Ireland in ColourBreslin, John & Buckley, Sarah-AnneMerrion Press5,164
2Promised Land,AObama, BarackViking4,251
3Guinness World Records 2021Guinness World RecordsGuinness World Records2,944
4Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press2,524
5Never Mind the B#ll*cks, Here’s the ScienceO’Neill, LukeGill Books2,240
6Page from My Life,A:A Selection of Stories from Ray D’Arcy Show Listeners
HarperCollins1,284
7Light That Never Goes Out,A:A MemoirShanley, KeelinGill Books1,222
8Thirty-Two Words for Field:Lost Words of the Irish LandscapeMagan, ManchánGill Books1,202
9That Place We Call Home:A journey through the place names of IrelandCreedon, JohnGill Books1,202
10Neven Maguire’s Midweek Meals:Simple recipes for easy everyday eatingMaguire, NevenGill Books1,099
Childrens




TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Code Name BananasWalliams, DavidHarperCollins3,860
2Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End (Book 15)Kinney, JeffPuffin2,564
3Ickabog,TheRowling, J.K.Little, Brown Books for Young Readers1,682
4Break the Mould:How to Take Your Place in the WorldBurke, SinéadWren & Rook1,095
5Code Name BananasWalliams, DavidHarperCollins1,077
6Great Irish Farm Book,TheMcCullough, DarraghGill Books1,031
7Beano Annual:2021
D.C. Thomson & Co.,991
8World’s Worst Parents,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins752
9Dog Man 9: Grime and PunishmentPilkey, DavScholastic U.S.747
10Official Liverpool FC Annual 2021,ThePlatt, MarkGrange Communications634
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