Irish Top Ten Week Ending 22/05/2010

Personally, I Blame my Fairy Godmother, Claudia CarrollIf you have read the news about Larsson’s Publisher Quercus this morning in The Bookseller, you will know that his series has changed the fortunes of that company quite dramatically:

Stieg Larsson’s UK publisher Quercus has reported strong results for the 2009 calendar year, with turnover up 75%, profits up 4,150% and a positive cash flow for the first time in the company’s history.

This is a pretty spectacular situation but if you have been following the Irish Top Ten for the last while, you will also know that it is hardly that surprising. Ireland has been playing it’s part in filling Quercus’ coffers and growing the Larsson estate.

1: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, Stieg Larsson , 1,301
2: House Rules, Jodi Picoult, 1,061
3: Personally, I Blame My Fairy Godmother, Claudia Carroll, 1,058
4: I Can See You, Karen Rose, 1,010
5: The Scarecrow, Michael Connelly, 957
6: The Help, Kathryn Stockett, 945
7: The Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsson , 930
8: The Whisperers, John Connolly, 896
9: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson , 1,288
10: Mathematical Tables, SO , 675

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 22nd May 2010