Books: Bestsellers

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Four hundred and fifty-one happy toddlers will be chomping their way through the recipes in Annabel Karmel's Baby Meal Planner this week, as the doyenne of nursery food maintains her place in the cookery lists. Nigel, Delia, Rick and Ken should all be thrilled at the thought of a generation of foodie children limbering up to buy their future books. Star of the show, however, must be Anna Pavord's glorious-looking The Tulip which, despite costing a hefty pounds 30, keeps on inching up the lists. By next week it should have outstripped John Grisham.

Compiled by Bookwatch on sales over seven days ending 14 February 1999 c Bookwatch Ltd 1999

ORIGINAL FICTION

TITLE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER PRICE WEEKLY SALES

1 (1) The Testament John Grisham (Century) pounds 16.99 15,781

2 (2) Come Together Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees (Arrow) pounds 5.99 9,831

3 (3) Southern Cross Patricia D Cornwell (Little, Brown) pounds 16.99 2,151

4 (-) Dead Souls Ian Rankin (Orion) pounds 9.99 1,835

5 (4) Liar Birds Lucy Fitzgerald (Black Swan) pounds 5.99 1,809

6 (8) It Means Mischief Kate Thompson (Bantam) pounds 5.99 1,539

7 (7) Powerplays: ruthless.com Tom Clancy (Penguin) pounds 5.99 1,482

8 (9) Messiah Boris Starling (HarperCollins) pounds 5.99 1,452

9 (5) The Death of Amy Parris T R Bowen (Penguin) pounds 5.99 1,405

10 (6) City Girl Patricia Scanlan (Bantam) pounds 5.99 1,148

ORIGINAL NON-FICTION

TITLE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER PRICE WEEKLY SALES

1(3) Station X: the codebreakers Michael Smith (Channel 4) pounds 14.99 5,763

2(2) Men Are From Mars... John Gray (Thorsons) pounds 8.99 5,697

3(1) Birthday Letters Ted Hughes (Faber) pounds 14.99 3,916

4(4) Little Book of Feng Shui Lillian Too (Element) pounds 1.99 3,285

5(-) The Little Book of Love Various (Penguin) pounds 1.99 3,013

6(10) The Year 1000 Robert Lacey & Danny Danziger (Little, Brown) pounds 12.99 2,951

7(6) Seafood Odyssey Rick Stein (BBC) pounds 18.99 2,714

8(7) Notes From a Big Country Bill Bryson (Doubleday) pounds 16.99 1,817

9(8) Delia's How to Cook Delia Smith (BBC) pounds 16.99 1,790

10(5) The Little Book of Calm Paul Wilson (Penguin) pounds 1.99 1,717

COOKERY/GARDENING/DIY/HOUSEHOLD

TITLE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER PRICE WEEKLY SALES

1 Rough Guide: the Internet 1999 Angus Kennedy (Rough Guides) pounds 5 4,067

2 Little Book of Feng Shui Lillian Too (Element) pounds 1.99 3,285

3 Seafood Odyssey Rick Stein (BBC) pounds 18.99 2,714

4 Delia's How to Cook Delia Smith (BBC) pounds 16.99 1,790

5 Ground Force: weekend workbook Alan Titchmarsh (BBC) pounds 9.99 1,576

6 The Low Fat Cookbook Rosemary Conley (Century) pounds 16.99 1,018

7 The Tulip Anna Pavord (Bloomsbury) pounds 30 1,004

8 Ken Hom Cooks Thai Ken Hom (Headline) pounds 18.99 476

9 Baby & Toddler Meal Planner Annabel Karmel (Ebury) pounds 10.99 451

10 Real Food Nigel Slater (Fourth Estate) pounds 18.99 303

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