Books  |  Oct 15, 2014

Bellingham, Hore, Nicholls, Penman and Williams, and Yousafzai are all Sunday Times Bestsellers

There’s Something I’ve Been Dying to Tell You by Lynda Bellingham, A Week in Paris by Rachel Hore, Us by David Nicholls, Mindfulness by Danny Penman and Professor Mark Williams, and I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai are all Sunday Times bestsellers.

Lynda Bellingham’s touching memoir There’s Something I’ve Been Dying to Tell You, Rachel Hore’s A Week in Paris and the paperback edition of I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai have all entered the bestseller lists in their first week of publication, following what publishers refer to as “Super Thursday”. There’s Something I’ve Been Dying to Tell You has entered the Hardback Nonfiction chart at Number 3, I Am Malala has entered the Paperback Nonfiction chart also at Number 3, and A Week in Paris has entered the Paperback Fiction chart at Number 10.

Lynda Bellingham talks for the very first time about life since her diagnosis in her new book, There’s Something I’ve Been Dying to Tell You. Though this is a brave and brutally honest memoir, Lynda manages to spread her infectious warmth and humour, bringing light to a very dark time with beautiful poignancy.

A Week in Paris is the story of 21-year-old Fay Knox, who, cannot remember her early childhood living in London during WW2 with her mother, Kitty, and her late father who was killed in the air raid that destroyed their house. Yet, while on tour with her orchestra in Paris, a strange series of events suggest that she spent the war there instead? There is only one clue to follow, an address on the luggage label of an old canvas satchel. But will the truth hurt or heal?

Now in its second week in the Hardback Fiction bestsellers, Us by David Nicholls is at Number 2. Meanwhile Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World, by Danny Penman and Professor Mark Williams, has risen back into the Paperback Nonfiction chart at Number 10.

The second “Super Thursday” (23rd October 2014) will see the publication of The Best of Miranda, a compilation of full scripts from Miranda’s six favourite episodes, and The Churchill Factor by Boris Johnson, which will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s death.