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A record week for Hachette Livre in the UK


Lagardère Publishing

Paris, October 29, 2007

During the week of 15-21 October 2007, Hachette Book Group UK had no fewer than 15 titles on the authoritative Sunday Times bestseller lists:

Top 10 hardcover: non-fiction

  • Number 1: On The Edge by Richard Hammond (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
  • Number 2: New Europe by Michael Palin (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
  • Number 5: Long Way Down by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman (Sphere)
  • Number 8: Spilling the Beans by Clarissa Dickson Wright (Hodder)
  • Number 9: My Manchester United Years by Bobby Charlton (Headline)

Top 10 hardcover: fiction

  • Number 1: Faces by Martina Cole (Headline)
  • Number 5: This Year It Will Be Different by Maeve Binchy (Orion)
  • Number 6: Exit Music by Ian Rankin (Orion)
  • Number 7: Survivor: My Story – The Next Chapter by Sharon Osbourne (Sphere)
  • Number 10: Double Cross by James Patterson (Headline)

Top 10 paperback: non-fiction

  • Number 2: The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl by Belle de Jour (Phoenix)
  • Number 6: Marley and Me by John Grogan (Headline)

Top 10 paperback: fiction

  • Number 3: Cross by James Patterson (Headline)
  • Number 9: Glamour by Louise Bagshawe (Headline)
  • Number 10: Sword of God by Chris Kuzneski (Headline)

And Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones (John Murray) – short-listed for the Booker Prize and enthusiastically acclaimed by critics – continues to do well in bookstores.

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