Books: Bestsellers

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There is so little happening in the charts this week - no change at all in the top seven of the fiction list (for the first time since we started printing it), and no new entries. The non-fiction list is fractionally more exciting, with the arrival of Eclipse by Peter MacDonald and the disappearance after just one week of the pesky Little Book of Kids' Talk. And the secret to entering the travel list top five this week? Packing your sense of humour. Compiled on sales over seven days to 31 July. Bookwatch Ltd, 1999

TRAVEL

TITLE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER WEEKLY PRICE

SALES

1 Driving Over Lemons Chris Stewart (Sort of Books) 3,353 pounds 6.99

2 Notes From a Small Island Bill Bryson (Black Swan) 1,942 pounds 6.99

3 Around Ireland ... Tony Hawkes (Ebury) 1,676 pounds 6.99

4 Neither Here Nor There Bill Bryson (Black Swan) 973 pounds 6.99

5 All Points North Simon Armitage (Penguin) 841 pounds 6.99

6 Under the Tuscan Sun Frances Mayes (Bantam) 745 pounds 6.99

7 A Walk in the Woods Bill Bryson (Black Swan) 711 pounds 6.99

8 The Lost Continent Bill Bryson (Black Swan) 696 pounds 6.99

9 The Age of Kali William Dalrymple (Flamingo) 541 pounds 8.99

10 Lost Continent/Neither... Bill Bryson (Black Swan) 367 pounds 9.99

ORIGINAL NON-FICTION

TITLE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER WEEKLY PRICE

SALES

1 Driving Over Lemons Chris Stewart (Sort of Books) 3,353 pounds 6.99

2 Men are from Mars John Gray (Thorsons) 2,513 pounds 8.99

3 Stars Wars: visual dictionary David W Reynolds (DK) 2,142 pounds 12.99

4 The Naked Chef Jamie Oliver (M Joseph) 1,966 pounds 18.99

5 RGO Guide to the Eclipse Steve Bell (RGO) 1,647 pounds 5.99

6 Total Eclipse of the Sun Pam Hine (Yarner Press) 1,366 pounds 2.95

7 Ground Force Watergarden Charlie Dimmock (BBC) 1,237 pounds 9.99

8 Ainsley's Big Cook Out Ainsley Harriott (BBC) 1,144 pounds 14.99

9 Eclipse Peter MacDonald (HarperCollins) 1,069 pounds 6.99

10 Star Wars: making ... Laurent Bouzereau (Ebury) 1,026 pounds 9.99

ORIGINAL FICTION

TITLE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER WEEKLY PRICE

SALES

1 Harry Potter and... J K Rowling (Bloomsbury) 16,861 pounds 10.99

2 Mr Maybe Jane Green (Penguin) 9,486 pounds 6.99

3 Hannibal Thomas Harris (Heinemann) 7,349 pounds 16.99

4 Hot Property Zoe Barnes (Piatkus) 5,375 pounds 5.99

5 City Woman Patricia Scanlan (Bantam) 3,377 pounds 5.99

6 Ralph's Party Lisa Jewell (Penguin) 3,194 pounds 5.99

7 Star Wars Episode ... Terry Brooks (Century) 1,652 pounds 15.99

8 The Men in Her Life Imogen Parker (Corgi) 1,560 pounds 5.99

9 Net Force T Clancy & S Piecenik (Headline) 1,413 pounds 5.99

10 LA Connections 4 Jackie Collins (Pan) 1,560 pounds 2.50

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