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Irish Bestsellers 2nd March 2019

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Article by Rebecca Brown © 9 March 2019 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists ).

While David Walliams continues to steal the throne at the top of the charts, with almost 2500 sales of Fing, the stars of the show for Children’s books this week are really the World Book Day titles. As always, these titles are making a big impact in the Top 20; in a notable difference to last year, though, the World Book Day books are not the only books in the Children’s Top 10, and not all of those made it into the Top 20. Part of this is of course a consequence of David Walliams’ new release; the only other non-WBD title is The Wonky Donkey which is hanging onto its day in the sun as stubbornly as, well, a mule…

This week’s featured book, however, is the bittersweet release of Emma Hannigan’s final novel. Coming out almost exactly a year after her sad death from cancer, The Gift of Friends has gone straight to the top of the Original Fiction chart and is at no. 2 of the Top 20. Here’s the blurb:

‘Vintage Emma: Wise, funny, full of wit and sparkle. Read and be uplifted’ Cathy Kelly 

‘A beautiful story about fractured families, unconditional love and the importance of friendship. I read it in one sitting’ Sinéad Moriarty

‘Brimming with warmth, love and friendship – Emma is on every page of this absorbing, heartfelt read’ Patricia Scanlan

From the Number One bestselling author Emma Hannigan comes The Gift of Friends, a magical story of love, friendship and hope.

Kingfisher Road – a leafy, peaceful street in the town of Vayhill. But there are whispers behind closed doors. Who is moving into Number 10?

Danielle appears to her new neighbours to have the perfect, glossy life. But not everything is as it seems…

In fact, the four women who live close by – each at very different stages of their lives – are busy guarding their own secrets.

But could a gift be waiting on their doorsteps? And, by opening their front doors, and their hearts, to each other, could the women of Kingfisher Road discover all the help they need?

The final novel from the beloved and inspiring Emma Hannigan is a life-affirming, uplifting story that celebrates the strength and joys of female friendship across generations.

And now on to the charts with the Top 20 then the Top 10 in each category:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 2nd March 2019
ICM
Title Author Publisher Group Sales
1 Fing Walliams, David HarperCollins Grp 2,449
2 Gift of Friends,The Hannigan, Emma Hachette Books Ireland Grp 1,801
3 Diary of Greg Heffley’s Best Friend Kinney, Jeff Penguin Grp 1,364
4 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Bonnier Books UK Publishing Gr 1,000
5 When All is Said:The Number One Bestselling Irish Phenomenon Griffin, Anne Hodder & Stoughton Grp 882
6 LEGO Minifigure Mayhem (World Book Day 2019) Davies, Beth & Murray, Helen Dorling Kindersley Grp 715
7 Wych Elm,The French, Tana Penguin Grp 674
8 Woman in the Woods,The Connolly, John Hodder & Stoughton Grp 603
9 Milkman Burns, Anna Faber Grp 535
10 Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo Riordan, Rick Penguin Grp 513
11 This is Going to Hurt Kay, Adam Pan Macmillan Grp 491
12 Notes to Self:Essays Pine, Emilie Other Publisher Groups 476
13 Sam Hannigan’s Rock Star Granny Nolan, Alan O’Brien Press Grp 462
14 Woman in the Window,The Finn, A. J. HarperCollins Grp 442
15 Claude Best in Show:World Book Day 2019 Smith, Alex T. Hachette Children’s Grp 431
16 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber Grp 419
17 Great Gatsby,The:Wordsworth Classics Fitzgerald, F. Scott Wordsworth Grp 417
18 Snap:World Book Day 2019 Lawrence, Patrice Hachette Children’s Grp 416
19 Becoming Obama, Michelle Penguin Grp 413
20 Hundred and One Dalmatians: Cruella and Cadpig – World Book Day 2019, Bently, Peter Egmont Books Grp 406

 

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 2nd March 2019
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Tattooist of Auschwitz,The Morris, Heather Zaffre Publishing 1,000
2 Woman in the Woods,The Connolly, John Hodder Paperback 603
3 Milkman Burns, Anna Faber & Faber 535
4 Woman in the Window,The Finn, A. J. HarperCollins Publishers 442
5 Great Gatsby,The Fitzgerald, F. Scott Wordsworth Editions 417
6 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Honeyman, Gail Harper 356
7 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 351
8 Believe Me Delaney, J. P. Quercus Publishing Plc 324
9 Still Me Moyes, Jojo Penguin Books Ltd 321
10 Ladder to the Sky,A Boyne, John Black Swan 308
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Gift of Friends,The Hannigan, Emma Hachette Books Ireland 1,801
2 When All is Said Griffin, Anne Sceptre 882
3 Wych Elm,The French, Tana Viking 674
4 Normal People Rooney, Sally Faber & Faber 419
5 Importance of Being Aisling,The:Country Roads, Take Her Home McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 343
6 Dirty Little Secrets Spain, Jo Quercus Publishing Plc 261
7 Silent Patient,The Michaelides, Alex Orion (an Imprint of The Orion 207
8 I Owe You One Kinsella, Sophie Bantam Press 169
9 Lost Man,The Harper, Jane Little,Brown 169
10 Reckoning,The Grisham, John Hodder & Stoughton Ltd 166
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 This is Going to Hurt Kay, Adam Picador 491
2 Notes to Self:Essays Pine, Emilie Tramp Press 476
3 Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz,The Dronfield, Jeremy Michael Joseph 363
4 Choice,The Eger, Edith Rider & Co 348
5 Everything I Know About Love Alderton, Dolly Penguin Books Ltd 317
6 Educated Westover, Tara Windmill Books 314
7 Playboy of the Western World,The Synge, J. M. The Mercier Press Ltd 314
8 Get Running:Forget the gym, get fit, have fun! Jennings, Mary Gill Books 243
9 Time of the Tans,The Mac Conmara, Dr. Tomas The Mercier Press Ltd 229
10 Fast 800,The Mosley, Michael Short Books 200
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Becoming Obama, Michelle Viking 413
2 Baby Friendly Family Cookbook,The Aileen Cox Blundell Gill Books 340
3 Border,The Ferriter, Diarmaid Profile Books 303
4 Atlas of the Irish Revolution Cork University Press 196
5 Secret,The Byrne, Rhonda Simon & Schuster Ltd 177
6 Seven Signs of Life Abbey, Aoife Vintage 120
7 Invincibles,The Kenna, Dr. Shane O’Brien Press Ltd 111
8 12 Rules for Life Peterson, Jordan B. Allen Lane 104
9 Love for Imperfect Things Sunim, Haemin Penguin Life 104
10 Brief Answers to the Big Questions Hawking, Stephen John Murray Publishers, Ltd. 96
Childrens
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Fing Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 2,449
2 Diary of Greg Heffley’s Best Friend: World Book Day 2019:Diary of a Wi Kinney, Jeff Puffin 1,364
3 LEGO Minifigure Mayhem (World Book Day 2019) Davies, Beth & Murray, Helen DK Children 715
4 Percy Jackson and the Singer of Apollo:World Book Day 2019 Riordan, Rick Puffin 513
5 Sam Hannigan’s Rock Star Granny:World Book Day book 2019 Nolan, Alan O’Brien Press Ltd 462
6 Claude Best in Show:World Book Day 2019:Claude Smith, Alex T. Hodder Children’s Books 431
7 Snap:World Book Day 2019 Lawrence, Patrice Hodder Children’s Books 416
8 Hundred and One Dalmatians: Cruella and Cadpig – World Book Day 2019, Bently, Peter Egmont Books 406
9 Wonky Donkey,The Smith, Craig Scholastic 395
10 Great Rocket Robbery: World Book Day 2019,The Cottrell Boyce, Frank Macmillan Children’s Books 394
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