Jade title reaches Number One

<p>Jade Goody&#39;s <em>Jade: Fighting to the End</em> has climbed to the summit of the bestseller lists. With a sale of 33,912 copies through Nielsen BookScan&#39;s Total Consumer Market last week, it becomes John Blake&#39;s first Official UK Number One since Katie Price&#39;s <em>Being Jordan</em> achieved the feat almost five years ago.<br /><br />Goody&#39;s re-titled memoir fought off strong competition from high-charting new entries. Wilbur Smith&#39;s <em>Assegai </em>(Macmillan), the fifth book in his third sequence of Courtney thrillers, joins the list in second position, having clocked up 26,051 unit sales last week. Meanwhile, Lee Child&#39;s 12th Jack Reacher thriller, <em>Nothing to Lose</em> (Bantam), joins in fourth, one place behind Marian Keyes&#39; <em>This Charming Man</em> (Penguin).</p><p>During the seven days to 4th April, &pound;29m was spent through BookScan&#39;s TCM, down 0.7% week-on-week but up slightly (0.3%) on the same week last year.</p><p><strong>Breakdown </strong></p><p>In Original Fiction, <em>Assegai</em> takes top spot from James Patterson&#39;s <em>8th Confession</em>, while the trade paperback editions of P D James&#39; <em>The Private Patient </em>(Faber), Maeve Binchy&#39;s<em> Heart and Soul </em>(Orion) and Donna Leon&#39;s<em> About Face</em> (Macmillan) all d&eacute;but in the top 10. Jack Higgins&#39;<em> A Darker Place</em> (HarperCollins) and Lisa Jewell&#39;s <em>The Truth About Melody Brown</em> (Century) also join the chart for the first time, in 12th and 13th place respectively.</p><p>In Mass-market Fiction, <em>This Charming Man </em>climbs back into top spot after a week&#39;s hiatus while <em>Nothing to Lose </em>d&eacute;buts in third position. Moshin Hamid&#39;s <em>The Reluctant Fundamentalist </em>(Penguin) leads another five new entries in the bottom half of the chart. </p><p>In Heatseeker Fiction, Tom Knox&#39; <em>The Genesis Secret </em>(HarperCollins) holds pole position for a second week, with Linda Grants&#39; <em>The Clothes on Their Backs </em>(Virago) joining the list in second position.</p><p>The Hardback Non-fiction chart welcomes six new entries this week, led by Rowland White&#39;s <em>Phoenix Squadron </em>(Bantam Press). The follow-up to the bestselling <em>Vulcan 607</em> charts one place ahead of former World Wrestling Entertainment champion, Bret Hart&#39;s memoir, <em>The Hitman</em> (Ebury). Narrowly missing out on the Top 20, the latest edition of the <em>Wisden Cricketers&#39; Almanack</em> sold 816 copies last week, but it should have sold zero. Numerous retailes broke the strict embargo, listed as 6th April on The Bookseller Association&#39;s online Embargo Title List.</p><p>In Paperback Non-fiction, <em>Jade: Fighting to the End</em> holds top spot for a second week while Australian self-published smash hit, <em>4 Ingredients</em>, by Kim McCokser and Rachael Bermingham, d&eacute;buts in 12th place.</p><p>Meanwhile, in children&#39;s, Stephenie Meyer&#39;s <em>Twilight</em> titles lock out the top four positions for Atom. This week&#39;s only new entry, <em>The Pok&eacute;mon Spring Activity Annual </em>(Pedigree) makes its d&eacute;but in 20th position.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>