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Score!, Jilly Cooper's first murder mystery, has done just that by going straight into the fiction list at number one. There's also change at the top of the non-fiction list with the arrival of the TV-tie-in cookbook, The Naked Chef, just two weeks after publication. A triumph for Jamie Oliver's honest approach to home-cooking. Wicked! Compiled from sales over seven days ending 2 May 1999

Bookwatch Ltd, 1999

ORIGINAL FICTION

TITLE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER PRICE WEEKLY SALES

1 (-) Score! Jilly Cooper (Bantam) pounds 16.99 5,741

2 (4) She's the One Cathy Kelly (Headline) pounds 5.99 2,766

3 (1) One Summer at Deer's Leap Elizabeth Elgin (HarperCollins) pounds 5.99 2,476

4 (3) Come Together Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees (Arrow) pounds 5.99 2,441

5 (2) Monsoon Wilbur Smith (Macmillan) pounds 17.99 2,246

6 (7) LA Connections 2: Obsession Jackie Collins (Pan) pounds 2.50 2,004

7 (6) Charlie Lesley Pearse (Penguin) pounds 5.99 1,897

8 (5) Others James Herbert (Macmillan) pounds 16.99 1,600

9 (-) Single White E-m@il Jessica Adams (Black Swan) pounds 6.99 1,101

10 (5) Bittersweet Danielle Steel (Bantam) pounds 16.99 1,020

ORIGINAL NON-FICTION

TITLE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER PRICE WEEKLY SALES

1(7) The Naked Chef Jamie Oliver (M Joseph) pounds 18.99 3,474

2(1) Playfair Cricket Annual ed Bill Frindall (Headline) pounds 4.99 3,011

3(2) Men Are From Mars... John Gray (Thorsons) pounds 8.99 2,390

4(3) Ground Force Weekend Alan Titchmarsh (BBC) pounds 9.99 1,762

5(4) How To Get What You Want... John Gray (Vermilion) pounds 9.99 1,160

6(10) Pretty Boy Roy Shaw (Blake) pounds 14.99 997

7 (6) Wisden Cricketer's Alamanack ed. Matthew Engel (Wisden) pounds 28 853

8(8) Little Book of Wrong Shui Rohan Candappa (Ebury) pounds 1.99 827

9(5) Little Book of Feng Shui Lillian Too (Element) pounds 1.99 798

10(-) Shy Boy Monty Roberts (HarperCollins) pounds 14.99 784

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