BOOKS / The Independent on Sunday Bestseller List

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LITERARY FICTION

1 The Barrytown Trilogy

by Roddy Doyle, Minerva pounds 6.99

2 Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha

by Roddy Doyle, Secker pounds 12.99

3 Angels and Insects

by A S Byatt, Vintage pounds 5.99

4 Sacred Country

by Rose Tremain, Sceptre pounds 5.99

5 The Remains of the Day

by Kazuo Ishiguro, Faber pounds 4.99

6 Under the Frog

by Tibor Fischer, Penguin pounds 5.99

7 Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson, Vintage pounds 4.99

8 Sweet Thames by Matthew Kneale Black Swan pounds 5.99

9 The Mist in the Mirror

by Susan Hill, Mandarin pounds 4.99

10 Like Water for Chocolate

by Laura Esquivel, Black Swan pounds 4.99

The first figure in square brackets shows last week's place; the second shows the number of appearances on this list. Compiled by Bookwatch (week ending 31 October)

HARDBACKS

1 The Downing Street Years

by Margaret Thatcher

HarperCollins pounds 25 (1/2)

2 Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by

Roddy Doyle, Secker pounds 12.99 (-/5)

3 Bravo Two-Zero by Andy McNab Bantam pounds 14.99 (2/3)

4 Taken on Trust by Terry Waite

Hodder pounds 14.99 (3/6)

5 Mrs de Winter by Susan Hill

Sinclair-Stevenson pounds 12.99 (4/4)

6 Adrian Mole: The Wilderness Years by Sue Townsend

Methuen pounds 8.99 (5/6)

7 Mind Over Matter

by Ranulph Fiennes

Sinclair-Stevenson pounds 16.99 (12/3)

8 A Short Walk from Harrods by Dirk Bogarde, Viking pounds 15.99 (6/4)

9 Delia Smith's Christmas

BBC pounds 12.95 (14/2)

10 Black Holes and Baby Universes

by Stephen Hawking

Bantam pounds 16.99 (8/2)

11 Delia Smith's Summer Collection

BBC pounds 14.99 (7/6)

12 Some Other Rainbow by John

McCarthy & Jill Morrell

Bantam pounds 14.99 (9/6)

13 Keeping up Appearances by

Jonathan Rice, BBC pounds 9.99 (-/1)

14 The Ultimate Noah's Ark by

Mike Wilks, M Joseph pounds 14.99 (-/1)

15 Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 1994, Mitchell Beazley pounds 7.99 (-/4)

PAPERBACKS

1 The Bridges of Madison County

by Robert James Waller

Mandarin pounds 3.99 (1/6)

2 Mostly Harmless

by Douglas Adams

Pan pounds 4.99 (2/4)

3 This Other Eden by Ben Elton Pocket Books pounds 5.99 (3/4)

4 Wild Swans by Jung Chang

Flamingo pounds 6.99 (4/6)

5 The Maltese Angel

by Catherine Cookson

Corgi pounds 4.99 (5/4)

6 Dolores Claiborne

by Stephen King, NEL pounds 4.99 (-/1)

7 The Queen and I by Sue Townsend Mandarin pounds 4.99 (6/6)

8 The Firm by John Grisham

Arrow pounds 4.99 (7/6)

9 Only You Can Save Mankind by

Terry Pratchett, Corgi pounds 3.99 (9/5)

10 Paperweight by Stephen Fry

Mandarin pounds 5.99 (11/2)

11 Tales of the City

by Armistead Maupin

Black Swan pounds 5.99 (10/4)

12 The Barrytown Trilogy by Roddy

Doyle, Minerva pounds 6.99 (-/1)

13 The Pelican Brief by

John Grisham, Arrow pounds 4.99 (12/6)

14 The Men and the Girls

by Joanna Trollope

Black Swan pounds 5.99 (8/6)

15 The Secret History by

Donna Tartt, Penguin pounds 5.99 (14/6)

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