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Direct from trade sales this is the Official UK Top 10 best selling books for the week ending Saturday 18 May 2013.
Inferno (Robert Langdon Book 4) Dan Brown
Dan Brown's new novel, Inferno, features renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon and is set in the heart of Europe, where Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centred around one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces. As Dan... Format: Hardback - Released: 14/05/2013
The Life Martina Cole
The most authentic novel of gangster family life ever written, from the No. 1 bestselling author. The Bailey brothers are gangsters determined to make their mark in the world. Peter and Daniel are chalk and cheese in many ways -... Format: Paperback - Released: 09/05/2013
Bring Up the Bodies Hilary Mantel
Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2013.
With her dazzling, utterly absorbing style of writing Bring Up the Bodies focuses on the downfall and destruction of the charismatic Anne Boleyn. This is the sequel to the 2009 Man Booker-winning Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2013
The Secret Keeper Kate Morton
1961: On a sweltering summer's day, while her family picnics by the stream on their Suffolk farm, sixteen-year-old Laurel hides out in her childhood tree house dreaming of a boy called Billy, a move to London, and the bright future... Format: Paperback - Released: 09/05/2013
Gone Girl Gillian Flynn
'What are you thinking, Amy?' The question I've asked most often during our marriage, if not out loud, if not to the person who could answer. I suppose these questions stormcloud over every marriage: 'What are you thinking? How are... Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/2013
Sweet Tooth Ian McEwan
The year is 1972. The Cold War is far from over. Britain is being torn apart by industrial unrest and terrorism. Serena Frome is being groomed for MI5. Serena is sent on a secret mission which brings her into the... Format: Paperback - Released: 09/05/2013
I've Got Your Number Sophie Kinsella
I've lost it. :( The only thing in the world I wasn't supposed to lose. My engagement ring. It's been in Magnus' family for three generations. And now, the very same day his parents are coming, I've lost it. The... Format: Paperback - Released: 25/04/2013
The Summer House Santa Montefiore
Antoinette's world has fallen apart: her husband, the man she has loved for as long as she can remember, has died tragically in an accident. He was her rock, the man she turned to for love and support, the man... Format: Paperback - Released: 25/04/2013
The Red House Mark Haddon
Two families. Seven days. One house. Angela and her brother Richard have spent twenty years avoiding each other. Now, after the death of their mother, they bring their families together for a holiday in a rented house on the Welsh... Format: Paperback - Released: 25/04/2013
We know you love our recommendations - but sometimes you also want to see what the general British book Buyer is reading. So, we have created this category to show you the current Top 10 best selling books in the UK.
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