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Published in the same week, John Grisham's The Testament and Come Together by Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees have battled it out for the top slot for the past three weeks. Grisham had maintained a slight lead until this week when Lloyd and Rees have finally toppled him - but only just. Station X stays at the top of the non-fiction chart for the third week running; Men are From Mars... remains at number two for the fifth week, while Lillian Too's Little Book of Feng Shui has hovered at number three or four for five weeks too.

Compiled by Bookwatch from data supplied on sales over seven days ending 28 February 1999

Bookwatch Ltd 1999

Bookwatch Ltd, 1999

ORIGINAL FICTION

TITLE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER PRICE WEEKLY SALES

1 (2) Come Together Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees (Arrow) pounds 5.99 7,181

2 (1) The Testament John Grisham (Century) pounds 16.99 7,085

3 (3) Single & Single John le Carre (Hodder) pounds 16.99 4,279

4 (-) Sharpe's Fortress Bernard Cornwell (HarperCollins) pounds 16.99 2,971

5 (4) The Thursday Friend Catherine Cookson (Bantam Press) pounds 16.99 2,234

6 (-) Caroline's Sister Sheila O'Flanagan (Poolbeg) pounds 5.99 1,625

7 (8) Liar Birds Lucy Fitzgerald (Black Swan) pounds 5.99 1,574

8 (7) It Means Mischief Kate Thompson (Bantam) pounds 5.99 1,319

9 (5) Messiah Boris Starling (HarperCollins) pounds 5.99 1,210

10 (6) Southern Cross Patricia D Cornwell (Little, Brown) pounds 16.99 1,183

ORIGINAL NON-FICTION

TITLE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER PRICE WEEKLY SALES

1 (1) Station X: the codebreakers Michael Smith (Channel 4) pounds 14.99 4,132

2 (2) Men Are From Mars... John Gray (Thorsons) pounds 8.99 3,400

3 (4) Little Book of Feng Shui Lillian Too (Element) pounds 1.99 2,379

4 (3) The Year 1000 Robert Lacey & Danny Danziger (Little, Brown) pounds 12.99 2,125

5 (7) Seafood Odyssey Rick Stein (BBC) pounds 18.99 2,098

6 (-) Delia's How to Cook Delia Smith (BBC) pounds 16.99 1,627

7 (6) Ground Force Workbook Alan Titchmarsh (BBC) pounds 9.99 1,559

8 (9) Official ITV Formula One Guide Bruce Jones (Carlton) pounds 9.99 1,447

9 (5) Birthday Letters Ted Hughes (Faber) pounds 14.99 1,432

10 (8) Notes from a Big Country Bill Bryson (Doubleday) pounds 16.99 885

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