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Best-sellers

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 23 November, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 23 November, 2003, 12:00am
 

THE SUNDAY TIMES


FICTION


1 THE KNOW by Martina Cole


Daughter's death leaves mother desperate for revenge.


2 DARK WINTER by Andy McNab


An agent sent to kill a scientist aiding Bin Laden faces an ugly trade-off.


3 BLOW FLY by Patricia Cornwell


No longer the chief medical examiner of Virginia, Kay Scarpetta tries to unravel a conspiracy involving the Wolfman, a killer she helped put away years ago.


4 MONSTROUS REGIMENT by Terry Pratchett


Discworld denizen disguises herself as a boy and goes off to war.


5 THE DARK TOWER: WOLVES OF THE CALLA


by Stephen King


The fifth part of the ambitious fantasy draws on American pop culture and myth.


6 THE BIG BAD WOLF by James Patterson


Alex Cross realises disappearances mask a trade in humans.


7 SAFE HARBOUR by Danielle Steel


Daughter of mourning mum meets an artist who can relight their lives.


8 HERETIC by Bernard Cornwell


Thomas of Hookton pursues the Grail into enemy territory.


9 TROJAN ODYSSEY by Clive Cussler


Pitt and the team investigate a black tide on the Nicaraguan coast.


10 OLIVIA JOULES AND THE OVERACTIVE IMAGINATION by Helen Fielding


A Sunday Times writer morphs into a glamorous spy - well, almost.


NON-FICTION


1 A ROYAL DUTY by Paul Burrell


The memoir of the former butler and friend of Diana, Princess of Wales.


2 MY SIDE by David Beckham and Tom Watt


The career of soccer's golden boy and how he got the boot from Manchester United.


3 SCHOTT'S FOOD & DRINK MISCELLANY


by Ben Schott


Humorous compendium of food traditions and legends.


4 RAGS TO RICHIE by Shane Richie


and Sue Crawford


The former Pontin's holiday camp entertainer's journey to the EastEnders soap opera via the West End.


5 BRAVEMOUTH by Pamela Stephenson


A year on the road and at home with the ebullient Billy Connolly.


6 THE MATCH ANNUAL 2004


Soccer profiles and features from around the world.


7 DUDE, WHERE'S MY COUNTRY?


by Michael Moore


Polemical filmmaker eviscerates the Bush administration.


8 SCHOTT'S ORIGINAL MISCELLANY


by Ben Schott


Masses of information you'll never need.


9 A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING


by Bill Bryson


Humorist confronts science in an attempt to understand the weird world.


10 CRAP TOWNS; THE 50 WORST PLACES TO LIVE IN THE UK by Dan Kieran and Sam Jordison


Lighthearted survey of serious urban problems.


British hardback sales for the week ending November 8.


THE NEW YORK TIMES


FICTION


1 THE DA VINCI CODE by Dan Brown


The murder of a curator at the Louvre leads to a trail of clues found in the work of Leonardo Da Vinci and the discovery of a centuries-old secret society.


2 THE DARK TOWER: WOLVES OF THE CALLA


by Stephen King


The fifth part of the ambitious fantasy draws on American pop culture and myth.


3 THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN


by Mitch Albom


An old man who died while trying to rescue a little girl from danger discovers that all will be explained to him in the afterlife.


4 BLOW FLY by Patricia Cornwell


No longer the chief medical examiner of Virginia, Kay Scarpetta tries to unravel a conspiracy involving the Wolfman, a killer she helped put away years ago.


5 SAFE HARBOUR by Danielle Steel


Daughter of mourning mum meets an artist who can relight their lives.


6 SHEPHERDS ABIDING by Jan Karon


Father Tim tries to spruce up a Nativity scene that has been neglected; a Mitford Years novel.


7 BLOOD CANTICLE by Anne Rice


Continuing The Vampire Chronicles: longing for goodness and love, the formerly evil Lestat struggles with vampirism.


8 BLEACHERS by John Grisham


A former star quarterback returns to his Southern home town after he learns that his high-school coach, a local legend, has a terminal illness.


9 CRY NO MORE by Linda Howard


A woman travels to a Mexican town hoping to find the truth behind the disappearance of children.


10 THE NEW JEDI ORDER: THE UNIFYING FORCE by James Luceno


A new 'Star Wars' novel..


NON-FICTION


1 DUDE, WHERE'S MY COUNTRY?


by Michael Moore


The author of Stupid White Men calls for 'regime change' in Washington.


2 A ROYAL DUTY by Paul Burrell


The memoir of the former butler and friend of Diana, Princess of Wales.


3 LIES AND THE LYING LIARS WHO TELL THEM


by Al Franken


A satirical critique of the rhetoric of right-wing pundits and politicians.


4 A NATIONAL PARTY NO MORE by Zell Miller


The senior senator from Georgia assails positions taken by his fellow Democrats.


5 WHO'S LOOKING OUT FOR YOU? by Bill O'Reilly


The host of The O'Reilly Factor attacks those individuals and institutions that he believes have let down the American people.


6 BUSHWACKED by Molly Ivins


and Lou Dubose


Two Texas journalists deliver an indictment of the Bush administration.


7 FLYBOYS by James Bradley


An account of eight American airmen who were shot down and captured by the Japanese in the second world war.


8 BRINGING ELIZABETH HOME


by Ed Smart and Lois Smart with


Laura Morton


The story, told by her parents, of the Utah teenager who was abducted last year.


9 THE STONE COLD TRUTH by Stone Cold Steve Austin with Jim (J.R.) Ross as told to Dennis A. Brent


The autobiography of a professional wrestler.


10 REFLECTIONS by Barbara Bush


The former first lady meditates on the life she has led since moving out of the White House.


US hardback sales for the week ending November 1.


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