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Anthony Beevor's Stalingrad remains unassailable at the top of the history list - to be joined soon in these charts, perhaps, by the fictional tale of another siege, Giles Foden's Ladysmith. No new entries on this fiction list, but the recent autumnal chill did have an immediate effect on book buyers who sought consolation in Janice Murfitt's Traditional Farmhouse Teas, in the non-fiction list. Compiled on sales over seven days to 21 August

Bookwatch Ltd, 1999

HISTORY/POLITICS/CURRENT AFFAIRS

TITLE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER WEEKLY PRICE

SALES

1 Stalingrad Antony Beevor (Penguin) 3,154 pounds 12.99

2= Assassination of Marilyn M... Donald H Wolfe (Warner) 823 pounds 7.99

2= The Calendar David Ewing Duncan (4th Estate) 823 pounds 6.99

4 The Arcanum Janet Gleeson (Bantam) 651 pounds 6.99

5 The Year 1000 R Lacey & D Danziger (Little, Brown) 647 pounds 12.99

6 The Western Front Richard Holmes (BBC) 627 pounds 17.99

7 Made in America Bill Bryson (Black Swan) 617 pounds 7.99

8 Longitude Dava Sobel (4th Estate) 575 pounds 5.99

9 Russia's War Richard Overy (Penguin 533 pounds 8.99

10 Aristocrats Stella Tillyard (Vintage) 508 pounds 8.99

ORIGINAL NON-FICTION

TITLE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER WEEKLY PRICE

SALES

1 Managing My Life Alex Ferguson (Hodder) 17,955 pounds 18.99

2 Driving Over Lemons Chris Stewart (Sort of Books) 4,633 pounds 6.99

3 Men are from Mars... John Gray (Thorsons) 2,344 pounds 8.99

4 Traditional Farmhouse Teas Janice Murfitt (Mustard) 1,991 pounds 0.99

5 Rothman's Football Yearbook ed G & J Rollin (Headline) 1,716 pounds 18.99

6 The Naked Chef Jamie Oliver (M Joseph) 1,583 pounds 18.99

7 NoW Football Annual ed Eric Brown (CollinsWillow) 1,318 pounds 5.99

8 Medicine (Siena) 1,250 pounds 0.99

9 Stars Wars: visual dictionary David W Reynolds (DK) 1,123 pounds 12.99

10 Summer Collection Delia Smith (BBC) 877 pounds 14.99

ORIGINAL FICTION

TITLE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER WEEKLY PRICE

SALES

1 The Kissing Garden Charlotte Bingham (Bantam) 9,088 pounds 5.99

2 Harry Potter and... J K Rowling (Bloomsbury) 8,509 pounds 10.99

3 Mr Maybe Jane Green (Penguin) 6,470 pounds 6.99

4 The Making of Minty Malone Isabel Wolff (HarperCollins) 5,855 pounds 5.99

5 Hannibal Thomas Harris (Heinemann) 5,074 pounds 16.99

6 Granny Dan Danielle Steel (Bantam) 4,434 pounds 9.99

7 Hot Property Zoe Barnes (Piatkus) 3,042 pounds 5.99

8 Ralph's Party Lisa Jewell (Penguin) 2,394 pounds 5.99

9 The Business Iain Banks (Little, Brown) 2,376 pounds 16.99

10 City Woman Patricia Scanlan (Bantam) 1,823 pounds 5.99

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