Belfast Telegraph

Jamie Oliver tops book charts again

Jamie Oliver has beaten his rivals to take the number one spot in the Christmas book chart for the second consecutive year.

Jamie's Great Britain has sold 59,156 copies in the week ending December 17, according to Nielsen BookScan data.

It's the TV chef's fourth time at the top of the chart - he took number one last year with Jamie's 30-Minute Meals, which was also the best-selling title of 2010.

Jamie also claimed the Christmas top spot in 2005 with Jamie's Italy, and Happy Days With The Naked Chef was victorious in 2001.

Second place in the Christmas chart goes to Guinness World Records 2012, followed by Where's The Meerkat?, a Where's Wally?-style picture book.

Fellow TV chef Lorraine Pascale's Home Cooking Made Easy is fourth, followed by The Help by Kathryn Stockett, which has been adapted into a film and is the only adult fiction in the top 10.

The biography of the late Apple founder Steve Jobs is sixth, followed by Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, from the Cabin Fever series by children's author Jeff Kinney.

A third cook book, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Veg Everyday! is eighth, followed by Frozen Planet at nine, and The World of Downton Abbey in 10th place.

The Life of Lee, the memoirs of cherished comedian Lee Evans, has been the best-selling celebrity autobiography of the festive season.

Jamie's Great Britain has sold 319,217 copies since it was released in September.

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