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Irish Bestsellers 7th October 2017

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Article by Rebecca Brown © 14 October 2017 .
Posted in the Magazine ( · Irish Bestseller Lists ).

Some really interesting new entries into the charts this week. This time of year is great for new releases! The biggest news of the week, of course, is the new Dan Brown – love him or loathe him, but you can’t deny he can sell! He’s stormed into top place this week with over 2ooo sales of Origin and it’s likely he’ll be sticking around.

In other releases, you can finally get your chaotic, disorderly, unruly home (no? just me? oh, ok then…) under control, with Francis Brennan’s Book of Household Management: How To Create A Happy Home which has been out for a couple of weeks but is making a nice dent in the Top 20 – a very tidy, well-managed dent, of course. We’ve also got a brand new autobiography for sports fans: Gooch – The Autobiography is brand new out this week from Colm Cooper and has gone straight into the Top 5, with very little to choose in the way of sales between nos. 2, 3 and 4.

This week’s featured book is Jackie’s Girl: My Life with the Kennedy Family by Kathy McKeon, who left Ireland at 19 and became personal assistant to Jackie Kennedy – her memoir is no. 2 in Paperback Non-Fiction and it looks like a fascinating read for almost anyone. Here’s the blurb:

An endearing coming-of-age memoir by a young woman who spent thirteen years as Jackie Kennedy’s personal assistant and occasional nanny—and the lessons about life and love she learned from the glamorous first lady.

In 1964, Kathy McKeon was just nineteen years old and newly arrived from Ireland when she was hired as the personal assistant to former first lady Jackie Kennedy. The next thirteen years of her life were spent in Jackie’s service, during which Kathy not only played a crucial role in raising young Caroline and John Jr., but also had a front-row seat to some of the twentieth century’s most significant events.

Because Kathy was always at Jackie’s side, Rose Kennedy deemed her “Jackie’s girl.” And although Kathy called Jackie “Madam,” she considered her employer more like a big sister who, in many ways, mentored her on how to be a lady. Kathy was there during Jackie and Aristotle Onassis’s courtship and marriage and Robert Kennedy’s assassination, dutifully supporting Jackie and the children during these tumultuous times in history.

A rare and engrossing look at the private life of one of the most famous women of the twentieth century, Jackie’s Girl is also a moving personal story of a young woman finding her identity and footing in a new country, along with the help of the most elegant woman in America.

And here are the charts, starting with the Top 20 and wrapping up with the Top 10 in each category:

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 7th October 2017
ICM
Title Author Publisher Group Sales
1 Origin:(Robert Langdon Book 5):Robert Langdon Brown, Dan Transworld Grp 2,186
2 Operation Trumpsformation O’Carroll-Kelly, Ross Penguin Grp 1,454
3 Break,The Keyes, Marian Penguin Grp 1,216
4 Gooch – The Autobiography Cooper, Colm Transworld Grp 1,149
5 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Group 1,141
6 What Happened Clinton, Hillary Rodham Simon & Schuster Grp 1,116
7 Munich Harris, Robert Random House Grp 898
8 Beyond the Sky: You and the Universe O’ Briain, Dara Scholastic Ltd. Grp 824
9 Padre Pio – Irish Encounters with the Saint Keane, Colm Capel Island Grp 780
10 Couple Next Door,The Lapena, Shari Transworld Grp 758
11 5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food Oliver, Jamie Penguin Grp 713
12 Jackie’s Girl:My Life with the Kennedy Family McKeon, Kathy Simon & Schuster Grp 688
13 Francis Brennan’s Book of Household Management:How to Create a Happy H Brennan, Francis Gill Group 684
14 Guinness World Records 2018 Guinness World Records Guinness Publisher Group 587
15 Half Hour Hero Purcell, Rozanna Penguin Grp 573
16 Warrior’s Code,The:My Autobiography Tyrrell, Jackie Trinity Mirror Sport Media Grp 570
17 It:film tie-in edition of Stephen King’s IT# King, Stephen Hodder & Stoughton Grp 521
18 Force for Justice,A:The Maurice McCabe Story Clifford, Michael Hachette Books Ireland Grp 497
19 Smile Doyle, Roddy Random House Grp 477
20 Choice,The Eger, Edith Random House Grp 396
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 7th October 2017
Mass Market Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Couple Next Door,The Lapena, Shari Corgi Books 758
2 Handmaid’s Tale,The# Atwood, Margaret Vintage Classics 375
3 Whistler,The:The Number One Bestseller Grisham, John Hodder Paperback 324
4 Snowman,The:Harry Hole 7 (Film tie-in):Harry Hole# Bartlett, Don Vintage 246
5 Of Mice and Men# Steinbeck, John Penguin Books 242
6 Holding Norton, Graham Hodder Paperback 228
7 Dry,The Harper, Jane Abacus 218
8 Dare,The Boyne, John Black Swan 218
9 Find Me Monroe, J. S. Head of Zeus 215
10 My Name Is Lucy Barton Strout, Elizabeth Viking 203
Original Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Origin:(Robert Langdon Book 5):Robert Langdon Brown, Dan Bantam Press 2,186
2 Operation Trumpsformation O’Carroll-Kelly, Ross Penguin Ireland 1,454
3 Break,The Keyes, Marian Michael Joseph 1,216
4 Oh My God What a Complete Aisling The Novel McLysaght, Emer & Breen, Sarah Gill Books 1,141
5 Munich Harris, Robert Hutchinson 898
6 It:film tie-in edition of Stephen King’s IT# King, Stephen Hodder Paperback 521
7 Smile Doyle, Roddy Jonathan Cape 477
8 Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Honeyman, Gail HarperCollins Publishers 378
9 Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: Continuing Stieg Larsson’s Millenniu Lagercrantz, David Maclehose Press 322
10 Keep You Safe Hill, Melissa HQ 294
Paperback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Padre Pio – Irish Encounters with the Saint Keane, Colm Capel Island 780
2 Jackie’s Girl:My Life with the Kennedy Family McKeon, Kathy Simon & Schuster 688
3 Force for Justice,A:The Maurice McCabe Story Clifford, Michael Hachette Books Ireland 497
4 Choice,The Eger, Edith Rider & Co 396
5 I Found My Tribe Fitzmaurice, Ruth Chatto & Windus 370
6 Wounds:A Memoir of War and Love Keane, Fergal William Collins 365
7 Sun and Her Flowers,The Kaur, Rupi Simon & Schuster UK 338
8 Sapiens:A Brief History of Humankind Harari, Yuval Noah Vintage 284
9 Milk and Honey Kaur, Rupi Andrews McMeel Publishing 220
10 Life is a Funny Business:A Very Personal Story Shatter, Alan Poolbeg Press 184
Hardback Non Fiction
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Gooch – The Autobiography Cooper, Colm Transworld Ireland 1,149
2 What Happened Clinton, Hillary Rodham Simon & Schuster Ltd 1,116
3 5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food Oliver, Jamie Michael Joseph 713
4 Francis Brennan’s Book of Household Management:How to Create a Happy H Brennan, Francis Gill Books 684
5 Guinness World Records 2018 Guinness World Records Guinness World Records 587
6 Half Hour Hero Purcell, Rozanna Penguin Ireland 573
7 Warrior’s Code,The:My Autobiography Tyrrell, Jackie Trinity Mirror Sport Media 570
8 Motherfocloir:Dispatches from @theirishfor O’Seaghdha, Darach Head of Zeus 334
9 Atlas of the Irish Revolution Cork University Press 302
10 Michael Murphy’s Book of Dreams:Unlock the Hidden Meaning of your Drea Murphy, Michael Gill Books 241
Children’s
Title Author Imprint Sales
1 Beyond the Sky: You and the Universe O’ Briain, Dara Scholastic 824
2 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban:Illustrated Edition Rowling, J. K. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 305
3 Wonder Palacio, R. J. Corgi Childrens 300
4 World’s Worst Children 2,The Walliams, David HarperCollins 281
5 Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead (Book 3):Magnus Chase Riordan, Rick Puffin 216
6 Birthday Boy Baddiel, David HarperCollins 212
7 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Rowling, J. K. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 176
8 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two:The Official Pla Rowling, J. K. & Tiffany, John & Thorne, Sphere 174
9 Gangsta Granny Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 171
10 Awful Auntie Walliams, David HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks 170
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