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Direct from trade sales this is the Official UK Top 10 best selling books for the week ending Saturday 25 October 2014.
Awful Auntie David Walliams
From number one bestselling author David Walliams comes another heartfelt but hilarious hoot of an adventure Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it... Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014
Memoir Lynda Bellingham
In 2013, actress, television personality and Sunday Times bestselling author, Lynda Bellingham was diagnosed with cancer. Until now, Lynda hasn't spoken publicly about her illness - she has felt strongly that everyone's experience of cancer is so different, and she... Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
Winner of the Specsavers International Author of the Year 2013.
One of the Richard and Judy Spring 2013 Book Club selections.
What really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife? And what was in that half-wrapped box left so casually on their marital... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/2013
Lamentation C. J. Sansom
The eagerly anticipated new Shardlake novel from the number one bestselling author. Summer, 1546. King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying. His Protestant and Catholic councillors are engaged in a final and decisive power struggle; whoever wins will control the... Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
Want You Dead Peter James
IF HE CAN'T HAVE HER, THEN NOBODY CAN ...Virtual romance becomes a terrifying obsession in Want You Dead...Single girl, 29, smouldering redhead, love life that's crashed and burned. Seeks new flame to rekindle her fire. Fun, friendship and - who... Format: Paperback - Released: 23/10/2014
Cross My Heart (Alex Cross 21) James Patterson
Alex Cross' whole world is crashing down around him. He has been hunted, stalked like prey, his predator priming himself for the kill. Cross has devoted his life to protecting others. Now he's unable to protect even those closest to... Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
The Empty Throne Bernard Cornwell
The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. The forces of Wessex and Mercia have united against the Danes, but... Format: Hardback - Released: 23/10/2014
The Second Half Roy Keane, Roddy Doyle
In an eighteen-year playing career for Cobh Ramblers, Nottingham Forest (under Brian Clough), Manchester United (under Sir Alex Ferguson) and Celtic, Roy Keane dominated every midfield he led to glory. Aggressive and highly competitive, his attitude helped him to excel... Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
Guinness World Records 2015 Guinness World Records
The world's best-selling annual is back and crammed with thousands of amazing new records, cool facts and awesome pictures! Ever wondered how far a dog can ride a scooter or who's swallowed the most swords underwater? Want to know about... Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2014
The Narrow Road to the Deep North Richard Flanagan
Winner of The Man Booker Prize 2014.
This is the story of an Australian surgeon, Dorrigo Evans, a POW in a Japanese camp during World War II, working on the Thai-Burma railway. It moves backwards and forwards in time as we... Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
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