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Hardbacks

1 An Equal Music Vikram Seth/Phoenix House pounds 16.99

Emotional crises in a string quartet

2 The Whole Woman Germaine Greer/Doubleday pounds 16.99

Trumping the young hussies

3 Ground Beneath her Feet Salman Rushdie/Cape pounds 18.00

Orpheus and Eurydice in the hit parade

4 Business At The Speed Of Thought pounds 18.99

Bill Gates/Penguin

12 steps to digital success

5 Wisden Cricketer's Almanack 1999 pounds 28.00

Ed M Engel/J Wisden

Essential stats on cricket bats

6 The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon pounds 12.99

Stephen King/Hodder

Lost in the woods with only a radio for comfort

7 Monsoon Wilbur Smith/Macmillan pounds 17.99

Historical seafaring saga

8 Others James Herbert/Macmillan pounds 16.99

Damned soul released from hell on a mission

9 Bruce Chatwin Nicholas Shakespeare/Harvill pounds 20.00

Doorstopper biog for a slender oeuvre

10 Positively Final Appearance pounds 16.99

Alec Guinness/H Hamilton

More delightful memoirs

UK Films

THIS LAST WEEKS IN GROSS

WEEK WEEK CHART TO 11 APRIL

1 (1) The Rugrats Movie 3 pounds 8,899,463

Animation with those nasty surburban toddlers

2 (-) The Faculty New pounds 894,161

`Invasion of the Bodysnatchers' in US high school

3 (4) Waking Ned 4 pounds 4,432,909

Two Irishmen think it should be them

4 (2) Plunkett And Macleane 2 pounds 1,760,350

Frolics, frills and fops

5 (6) Mighty Joe Young 3 pounds 2,721,895

Is this gorilla the new King Kong?

6 (3) Payback 3 pounds 3,447,196

Mel Gibson's ultraviolent remake of `Point Blank'

7 (-) A Civil Action New pounds 332,872

More neurotic insects

8 (5) Shakespeare In Love 11 pounds 18,632,213

The Bard makes it big again

9 (7) A Bug's Life 10 pounds 28,411,009

More neurotic insects

10 (8) Blast From The Past 2 pounds 732,720

Cold war romantic comedy

Singles

THIS LAST

WEEK WEEK

1 (-) Perfect Moments Martine McCutcheon

2 (1) Flat Beat Mr Oizo

3 (2) My Name Is Eminem

4 (3) Turn Around Phats & Small

5 (4) Thank Abba For The Music Various Artists

6 (5) Witch Doctor Cartoons

7 (6) Baby One More Time Britney Spears

8 (13) No Scrubs TLC

9 (8) You Get What You Give New Radicals

10 (-) Taboo Glamma Kid feat.

Shola Ama

Albums

THIS LAST

WEEK WEEK

1 (8) Gold - Greatest Hits Abba

2 (1) Talk On Corners The Corrs

3 (2) Forgiven, Not Forgotten The Corrs

4 (-) The Middle Of Nowhere Orbital

5 (3) Performance and Cocktails Stereophonics

6 (4) Baby One More Time Britney Spears

7 (6) Step One Steps

8 (5) I've Been Expecting You Robbie Williams

9 (9) You've Come A Long Way... Fat Boy Slim

10 (10) Gran Turismo The Cardigans

Paperbacks

1 About A Boy Nick Hornby/Indigo pounds 6.99

Feckless male makes friends with fatherless lad

2 Internet: Rough Guide pounds 5.99

Angus J Kennedy/Rough Guides

The unspoilt beaches of cyberspace

3 Master Georgie Beryl Bainbridge/Abacus pounds 6.99

Weirdness abounds during Crimean war

4 Patchwork Planet Anne Tyler/Vintage pounds 6.99

Feelgood family fiction

5 Once, In A House On Fire pounds 6.99

Andrea Ashworth/Picador

She survived abuse! She's very pretty!

6 Archangel Robert Harris/Hutchinson pounds 10

Dozy academic stumbles on Stalin's secrets

7 Captain Corelli's Mandolin pounds 6.99

Louis De Bernieres/Vintage

He's delighted us long enough

8 The Travelling Horn Player pounds 6.99

Barbara Trapido/Penguin

Families bereft and eccentric interlock to intriguing effect

9 Birthday Letters Ted Hughes/Faber pounds 7.99

The last word goes to Ted

10 Memoirs Of A Geisha pounds 6.99

Frank Arthur Golden/Vintage Male spy in the house of love

US Films

THIS LAST WEEKS IN GROSS

WEEK WEEK CHART TO 4 APR

1 (1) The Matrix 2 $73,310,417

Sci-fi special effects saga with Keanu Reeves

2 (-) Never Been Kissed New $11,836,707

Drew Barrymore goes back to school and has bad hair

3 (2) 10 Things I Hate About You 2 $20,431,363

A dumbed-down 'Taming Of The Shrew'

4 (3) The Out Of Towners 2 $16,203,092

Goldie Hawn comes over all giddy. Again

5 (4) Analyze This 6 $85,848,183

Robert De Niro hams it up in a criminally funny comedy

6 (-) Go New $4,706,795

New comedy crime caper from director of `Swingers'

7 (5) Forces Of Nature 4 $42,393,313

Sandra Bullock pouts in romantic comedy

8 (-) Twin Dragons New $2,829,990

Jackie Chan plus Jackie Chan. What an original formula

9 (8) Doug's 1st Movie 3 $14,018,000

TV spin-off teenage angst

10 (-) Foolish New $2,184,633

Comedy vehicle for gangsta rapper Master P

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