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No change at the top of either list. The critics' lukewarm response to her first murder-mystery has had little, if any, impact on Jilly Cooper's sales. After two months, John Gray's How to Get What You Want... is sliding down, while his earlier Men Are From Mars... seems immovable. It has now been in the top five since before Christmas.

Compiled on sales over seven days ending 23 May 1999

Bookwatch Ltd 1999

ORIGINAL FICTION

TITLE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER PRICE WEEKLY SALES

1 (1) Score! Jilly Cooper (Bantam Press) pounds 16.99 6,745

2 (2) Star Wars: Phantom Menace Terry Brooks (Century) pounds 15.99 4,757

3 (5) Ralph's Party Lisa Jewell (Penguin) pounds 5.99 2,837

4 (3) Net Force: hidden agendas Tom Clancy & Steve Piecenik (Headline) pounds 5.99 2,481

5 (6) Single White E-m@il Jessica Adams (Black Swan) pounds 6.99 2,353

6 (-) LA Connections 3: murder Jackie Collins (Pan) pounds 2.50 2,305

7 (7) The Right Thing Judy Astley (Black Swan) pounds 6.99 2,167

8 (-) One Summer at Deer's Leap Elizabeth Elgin (HarperCollins) pounds 5.99 1,933

9 (4) Monsoon Wilbur Smith (Macmillan) pounds 17.99 1,694

10 (9) LA Connections 2: obsession Jackie Collins (Pan) pounds 2.50 1,453

ORIGINAL NON-FICTION

TITLE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER PRICE WEEKLY SALES

1(1) The Naked Chef Jamie Oliver (M Joseph) pounds 18.99 5,574

2(2) Men Are From Mars... John Gray (Thorsons) pounds 8.99 3,046

3(7) The Planets David McNab & James Younger (BBC) pounds 19.99 2,048

4(4) Little Book of Feng Shui Lillian Too (Element) pounds 1.99 1,775

5(3) How to Get What You Want... John Gray (Vermilion) pounds 9.99 1,469

6(-) Star Wars One: phantom menace Laurent Bouzereau (Ebury) pounds 14.99 1,446

7(5) Pretty Boy Roy Shaw (Blake) pounds 14.99 1,305

8(9) Star Wars One: cross sections David West Reynolds (Dorling Kindersley) pounds 12.99 1,242

9(6) The Little Book of Wrong Shui Rohan Candappa (Ebury) pounds 1.99 1,213

10(8) Ground Force Weekend Alan Titchmarsh (BBC) pounds 9.99 1,065

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