Best-sellers

Bill Bryson continues to dominate the travel book market, Notes From a Small Island was first published in January 1996. Perhaps like Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast disciples, there are now people following in his footsteps, haphazardly across the country. There are no dramatic changes in the fiction list, just small reshuffles. Irvine Welsh remains at number one for the third consecutive week. "Little Books" are still popular in the non-fiction list; dreams, calm and chaos are being harried by stress for the first time this week.

Compiled by Bookwatch from sales over seven days ending 16 August.

Copyright Bookwatch Ltd, 1998

ORIGINAL FICTION

SALES PRICE

1 (1) Filth Irvine Welsh (Cape) 12,154 pounds 9.99

2 (5) Love Song Charlotte Bingham (Bantam) 7,573 5.99

3 (2) Jemima J Jane Green (Penguin) 7,243 5.99

4 (8) The Klone and I Danielle Steel (Bantam) 4,953 9.99

5 (4) The Clothes They Stood Up In Alan Bennett (Profile) 2,784 3.99

6 (7) Hitched Zoe Barnes (Piatkus) 2,746 5.99

7 (6) Perfect Strangers Robin Sisman (Penguin) 2,475 5.99

8 (6) Rachel's Holiday Marian Keyes (Penguin) 1,875 5.99

9 (10) Op-Centre: Balance of Power Tom Clancy & Steve Pieczenik (HarperCollins)

10 (9) The Last Continent Terry Pratchett (Doubleday) 1,132 16.99

ORIGINAL NON-FICTION

SALES PRICE

1(2) Men are from Mars,

2 (1) The Little book of calm Paul Wilson (Penguin) 3,864 1.99

3(6) The Gu'vnor Lenny McLean (Blake) 3,303 14.99

4(8) The Little Book of Dreams Joan Hanger (Penguin) 2,280 1.99

5(3) Under the Tuscan Sun Frances Mayes (Bantam) 2,201 5.99

6(9) 60 Ways to Feel Amazing Linda Field (Element) 1,422 1.99

7(4) The Little Book of Chaos Craig Brown (Warner) 1,182 1.99

8(-) The Little Book of Stress Rohan Candappa (Ebury) 1,180 1.99

9(7) Round Ireland with a Fridge Tony Hawkes (Ebury) 1,142 9.99

10(5) In the Footsteps of

TRAVEL BOOKS

SALES PRICE

1 Notes From a Small Island Bill Bryson (Black Swan) 3,186 pounds 6.99

2 Under The Tuscan Sun Frances Mayes (Bantam) 2,201 6.99

3 Round Ireland with a Fridge Tony Hawks (Ebury) 1,142 9.99

4 In the Footsteps of

5 Neither Here Nor There Bill Bryson (Black Swan) 1,098 6.99 6 The Lost Continent Bill Bryson (Abacus) 953 6.99

7 From the Holy Mountain William Dalrymple (Flamingo) 827 8.99

8 Amazonian: Women's New

9 The River at the Centre of the World Simon Winchester (Penguin) 499 7.99

10 Travels as a Brussels Scout Nick Middleton (Phoenix) 287 6.99

BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIRS

SALES PRICE

1 The Guv'nor Lenny McLean (Blake) 3,303 pounds 14.99

2 Falling Leaves Adeline Yen Mah (Penguin) 3,221 6.99

3 Angela's Ashes Frank McCourt (Flamingo) 2,289 7.99

4 Under the Tuscan Sun Frances Mayes (Bantam) 2,201 6.99

5 The Good Guys Wear Black Steve Collins (Arrow) 1,597 5.99

6 David Jason: the biography Stafford HIldred & Tim Ewbank (Blake) 1,350 5.99

7 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly John-Dominique Bauby (4th Estate)

8 The Jigsaw Man Paul Britton (Corgi) 803 6.99

9 Fever Pitch Nick Hornby (Indigo) 18 5.99

10 Still Me: a life Christopher Reeve (Century) 592 16.99

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