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Point of Origin remains number one in the fiction list for the second week running despite sales being down by over 2,500. Sebastian Faulks re-enters the list after lurking just outside the chart last week - Charlotte Gray's sales are spinning like a yo-yo. All the `Little' books are selling as strongly as ever in the non-fiction list. Will the phenomenal success of The Little Book of Calm be replicated by The Little Book of Calm at Work or has this concept been pushed to its limits already? So much of the original wee book is instantly applicable to the workplace - "Practise saying no", "Dictate the pace" and "Ignore small print", not forgetting the classic "Get it off your chest". The other real news is that Tony Adams's autobiography has tumbled to number eight in the non- fiction charts.

Compiled on data supplied on sales over seven days ending 11th October 1998

Bookwatch Ltd, 1998

ORIGINAL FICTION

TITLE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER WEEKLY SALES PRICE

1 (1) Point of Origin Patricia D Cornwell (Little, Brown) 5,543 pounds 16.99

2 (4) Archangel Robert Harris (Hutchinson) 5,149 pounds 16.99

3 (2) Tara Road Maeve Binchy (Orion) 4,593 pounds 16.99

4 (3) Net Force Tom Clancy (Headline) 4,286 pounds 6.99

5 (12)Charlotte Gray Sebastian Faulks (Hutchinson) 4,082 pounds 16.99

6 (6) Ramses 4: The Lady of Abu Simbel Christian Jacq (Simon & Schuster) 3,936 pounds 9.99

7 (7) The Tesseract Alex Garland (Viking) 3,488 pounds 9.99

8 (4) Field of Thirteen Dick Francis (M Joseph) 3,321 pounds 16.99

9 (5) Filth Irvine Welsh (Cape) 3,303 pounds 9.99

10 (9)Rainbow Six Tom Clancy (M Joseph) 2,915 pounds 16.99

ORIGINAL NON-FICTION

TITLE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER WEEKLY SALES PRICE

1(2) Heaven's Mirror Graham Hancock & Santha Faiia (M Joseph)6,739 pounds 20

2(5) The Little Book of Calm Paul Wilson (Penguin) 4,978 pounds 1.99

3(3) Losing My Virginity Richard Branson (Virgin) 4,424 pounds 20

4(4) Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus John Gray (Thorsons) 4,260 pounds 9.99

5(-) The Little Book of Calm at Work Paul Wilson (Penguin) 3,735 pounds 1.99

6(8) Real Food Nigel Slater (Fourth Estate) 2,922 pounds 18.99

7(10)The Little Book of Stress Rohan Candappa (Ebury) 2,780 pounds 1.99

8(1) Addicted Tony Adams & Ian Ridley (Collins Willow) 2,764 pounds 16.99

9(7) East and West Chris Patten (Macmillan) 2,756 pounds 22.50

10(6) The Guv'nor Lenny McLean (Blake) 2,531 pounds 16.99

AUTOBIOGRAPHY/BIOGRAPHY

TITLE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER WEEKLY SALES PRICE

1 Angela's Ashes Frank McCourt (Flamingo) 6,318 pounds 7.99

2 A Kentish Lad Frank Muir (Corgi) 4,768 pounds 7.99

3 Losing My Virginity Richard Branson (Virgin) 4,424 pounds 20

4 My Autobiography Dickie Bird (Coronet) 3,918 pounds 5.99

5 Moab is My Washpot Stephen Fry (Arrow) 3, 737 pounds 6.99

6 Addicted Tony Adams & Ian Ridley (CollinsWillow) 2,764 pounds 16.99

7 The Guv'nor Lenny McLean (Blake) 2,531 pounds 14.99

8 Jane Austen: a life Claire Tomalin (Penguin) 2,330 pounds 7.99

9 Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris Ian Kershaw (Allen Lane) 1,587 pounds 20

10 The Course of My Life Edward Heath (Hodder) 1,269 pounds 25

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