Jamie Oliver rustles up his 67th number one with 7 Ways

Jamie Oliver rustles up his 67th number one with 7 Ways

Jamie Oliver's 7 Ways (Michael Joseph) has soared into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 34,241 copies through Nielsen BookScan's TCM, for the chef's 67th week in the top spot since records began. The weekday staples cookbook's first-week volume was 41% up on the launch week of 2019's Veg, and only 2,718 units off the first week of Oliver's last numerically-titled cookbook, 5 Ingredients, which went on to become a million-copy bestseller.

Victoria Hislop's Those Who Are Loved (Headline) was the second-highest new entry with 19,090 copies sold, ending the four-week run of Jojo Moyes' The Giver of Stars (Penguin) in the Mass Market Fiction number one. Notching up Hislop's 19th week in the category chart top spot, Those Who Are Loved follows on from 2017's Cartes Postales from Greece, which achieved a five-week run in the number one.

Matt Haig's The Midnight Library (Canongate) once again checked in to the Original Fiction top spot, selling 6,201 copies. The first number one in the category chart for publisher Canongate, the title held off a flood of new entries, including John Connolly's The Dirty South (Hodder), Anthony Horowitz's Moonflower Murders (Century), Val McDermid's Still Life (Little, Brown) and Lynda La Plante's Blunt Force (Zaffre), all of which thundered into the top five.

Dr Clare Bailey's The Fast 800 Recipe Book (Short) spiked into the Paperback Non-Fiction number one, as the companion Channel 4 television show "Lose a Stone in 21 Days" continued its run. The Adele-endorsed Glennon Doyle's Untamed (Vermillion) said hello to the runner-up spot, selling an extra 8,000 units week on week—an improvement of 382%.

Stephenie Meyer's Midnight Sun (Atom) held the Children's number one for a third week, as Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Smeds and the Smoos (Alison Green) once again swiped the Pre-School top spot. Ibram X Kendi's AntiRacist Baby (Perigee) toddled straight to the top of the Children's Non-Fiction top 20, also topping the Small Publishers Children's ranking.

The market continued to perform strongly, up 7.6% in volume and nearly 10% in value year on year.