'A Week in Winter', the final book by the late Maeve Binchy, has topped 'The New York Times' bestseller list in its first week of sales in the US.
The book spent several weeks at No 1 in Ireland following its publication here in October but has only just appeared in the US, going straight to No 1 in 'The New York Times' chart.
Full of Ms Binchy's trademark warmth, humour and fascinating characters, 'A Week in Winter' was finished shortly before the writer's death, aged 72, in July of last year.
The book is a series of interlinked stories revealing what goes on in a west of Ireland hotel among a group of people on an out-of-season break. Ms Binchy (pictured) was the highest-earning Irish writer last year – 'A Week in Winter' sold 36,582 copies in Ireland, taking in €525,925.65 in sales.
During her lifetime, Ms Binchy's books sold more than 40 million copies in 37 languages.