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1 Fifth Elephant Terry Pratchett/Doubleday pounds 16.99

Werewolves and vampires in the 24th Discworld yarn

2 Adrian Mole Sue Townsend/M Joseph pounds 14.99

Nerd becomes a celebrity chef and a single parent

3 Disgrace J M Coetzee/Secker pounds 14.99

Personal accountability in the new South Africa. Booker Prize-winner

4 'Tis Frank McCourt/Flamingo pounds 17.99 The next instalment from the author of `Angela's Ashes'

5 If Only Geri Halliwell/Bantam pounds 16.99 The tears, the triumphs, the platform shoes, the fake love affairs

6 White Cap and Bails Dickie Bird/Hodder pounds 18.99 Cricket anecdotes and yarns

7 The Autobiography John Major/HarperCollins pounds 25

They were all bastards. Oh yes

8 Walking with Dinosaurs Tim Haines/BBC pounds 19.99 Long- extinct beasties stalk the land

9 Galileo's Daughter Dava Sobel/Fourth Estate pounds 16.99

A biography of Galileo revealed through letters from his daughter

10 New British Classics Gary Rhodes/BBC pounds 20 Return of the modernist of British cuisine


1 Carpe Jugulum Terry Pratchett/Corgi pounds 5.99

Supernatural civil war in the small Discworld kingdom

2 The English Jeremy Paxman/Penguin pounds 7.99

Bill Bryson's sneering Limey equivalent?

3 Internet: The Rough Guide A J Kennedy/Rough Guides pounds 6 Don't forget to log on first

4 Angela's Ashes Frank McCourt/Flamingo pounds 7.99

Growing up poor and oppressed in Ireland

5 Birdsong Sebastian Faulks/Vintage pounds 6.99 From adulterous bed to the hell of the trenches

6 Archangel Robert Harris/Arrow pounds 5.99

Stalin's diaries turn up in modern Moscow

7 Stalingrad Antony Beevor/Penguin pounds 12.99

Harrowing account of two-year struggle for the Eastern front

8 Last Chance Saloon Marian Keyes/M Joseph pounds 9.99 The lifes, loves and diets of Irish gals in London

9 Dead Souls Ian Rankin/Orion pounds 5.99

Labyrinthine thriller featuring Detective John Rebus

10 A Man in Full Tom Wolfe/Picador pounds 10 Sprawling satire of greed and debt