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The real Downton Abbey

Bestsellers and reviews: the life of David Foster Wallace, the women who sued Newsweek, Obama’s foreign policy, Zadie Smith’s latest and Madame Curie’s daughters

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Bestsellers last week:

Fiction

1 SWEET TOOTH
by Ian McEwan
 (1)
2 THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY
by Rachel Joyce

1 (6)
3 THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY
by Louise Penny
(1)
4 A DANCE WITH DRAGONS
by George R.R. Martin
5 (61)
5 GONE GIRL
by Gillian Flynn

4 (5)
6 IN ONE PERSON
by John Irving

2 (18)
7 THE KINGMAKER’S DAUGHTER
by Philippa Gregory
3 (2)
8 THE EMPEROR OF PARIS
by C.S. Richardson
8 (2)
9 LIONEL ASBO
by Martin Amis
6 (2)
10 NW
by Zadie Smith
 (1)

Non-fiction

1 THE SECOND WORLD WAR
Antony Beevor

1 (13)
2 QUIET
by Susan Cain

5 (4)
3 DEARIE
by Bob Spitz

3 (3)
4 DOUBLE CROSS
by Ben MacIntyre
2 (6)
5 THE WORLD OF DOWNTON ABBEY
by Jessica Fellowes

9 (32)
6 A DAUGHTER’S TALE
by Mary Soames
 6 (5)
7 END OF GROWTH
by Jeff Rubin

7 (17)
8 ROAD TO VALOUR
by Aili and Andres McConnon
8 (5)
9 PARIS: A LOVE STORY
by Kati Marton
(1)
10 28 SECONDS
by Michael Bryant
10 (2)

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