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  • Premier Direct doubles sales

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  • S&S rejigs non-fiction team

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  • John Smith back on track

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  • Sunny spell in the Salon

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  • Welsh books in spotlight at WHS

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  • Libel tourists at home in UK

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  • Ottakar's flexes its format

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Jobs in Books

The Official UK CHART

  1. 1.
    Blue Moon
    by Lee Child
  2. 2.
    Mrs Hinch: The Activity Journal
    by Mrs Hinch
  3. 3.
    Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas
    by Adam Kay
  4. 4.
    Dead at First Sight
    by Peter James
  5. 5.
    by Elton John
  6. 6.
    by David Baldacci
  7. 7.
    by Jamie Oliver
  8. 8.
    Glastonbury 50
    by Emily & Michael Eavis
  9. 9.
    The Other Side of the Coin
    by Angela Kelly
  10. 10.
    The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
    by Charlie Mackesy
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