Contributors will include Colin Farrell, Sinead O'Connor, Maeve Binchy
, Neil Jordan and Brenda Fricker.
BESTSELLING novelist Maeve Binchy
has revealed she is defying doctors - by not following orders to eat less and exercise - after a major heart scare.
Whatever your standpoint on the merits of the writing, one cannot fail to appreciate that Ms Binchy
has established herself as an important figure in the world of bestselling literature, and with This Year It Will Be Different, a collection of tales set around Christmas and dealing with that fun, awkward, happy or poignant time, she sticks to her winning formula.
1 (1) The Gruffalo's Child Julia Donaldson 2 (2) In the Company of Cheerful Ladies, The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Alexander McCall Smith 3 (-) Trace Patricia Cornwell4 (3) Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach To PunctuationLynne Truss 5 (4) Feel: Robbie Williams Chris Heath Robbie Williams 6 (5) Nights Of Rain And Stars Maeve Binchy
7 (-) William Pitt The Younger: A Biography William Hague 8 (7) The Closed Circle Jonathan Coe 9 (8) Wolf Brother, Book 1 Michelle Paver 10 (-) Of Mice And Men John Steinbeck
Successful bidders include a man who paid pounds 1,000 to see his mother's name appear in the next book by Irish writer Maeve Binchy
Australia will import more Ludlum novels from Orion than any other of its authors except Maeve Binchy
, reports Publishing News.
Since then artists as diverse as Maeve Binchy
and Damien Rice have benefitted from the scheme as well as those from abroad, including Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh.
K Rowling 9 Stoner: A Novel John L Williams 10 AWeekin Winter Maeve Binchy
Compiled by Waterstones Top 10 ebooks 1 Tangled Lives Hilary Boyd 2 Broken Angels Graham Masterton 3 The Hunger Games Complete Trilogy Suzanne Collins 4 Take A Look At Me Now Miranda Dickinson 5 The Husband's Secret Liane Moriarty 6 The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty Sebastian Barry 7 Meet Me Under the Mistletoe Abby Clements 8 Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy Helen Fielding 9 Saints of the Shadow Bible Ian Rankin 10 The Bad Mothe Isabelle Grey Compiled by the Kindle store at Amazon.
99) 2 The Return Journey by Maeve Binchy
(Orion, pounds 7.
5 (4) This Year It Will be Different, Maeve Binchy
based her latest novel on her own brush with death.
HARDBACKS 1 (1) Keane: The Autobiography, Roy Keane and Eamon Dunphy 2 (4) Jamie's Kitchen, Jamie Oliver 3 (2) Murray Walker: Unless I'm Very Much Mistaken, Murray Walker 4 (-) What Not To Wear, Susannah Constantine and Trinny Woodall 5 (-) The Autograph Man, Zadie Smith 6 (5) Forever Summer With Nigella, Nigella Lawson 7 (3) Man And Wife, Tony Parsons 8 (-) Geri: Just For The Record, Geri Halliwell 9 (7) The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric Carle 10 (10) Quentin's, Maeve Binchy