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1 About A Boy Nick Hornby/Indigo pounds 6.99

Feckless male makes friends with fatherless lad

2 Internet: Rough Guide Angus J Kennedy/Rough Guides pounds 5.99

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 Captain Corelli's Mandolin Louis De Bernieres/Vintagepounds 6.99

Indefatigable captain keeps twanging

6 Birthday Letters Ted Hughes/Faber pounds 7.99

The last word goes to Ted

7 Armadillo William Boyd/Penguin pounds 6.99

Security satire

8 Other People's Children Joanna Trollope/Black Swan pounds 6.99

Fractured families

9 The Beach Alex Garland/Penguin pounds 6.99

Because the sun's come out

10 Memoirs Of A Geisha Frank Arthur Golden/Vintage pounds 6.99

Male spy in the house of love