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1 Amsterdam Ian McEwan/Vintage pounds 6.99

Schematic moral tale of warring friends

2 The Last Continent Terry Pratchett/Corgi pounds 5.99

Discworld with tinnies and sheilas

3 The Grown-Ups' Book of Books Adult Book of Books pounds 1.00

Book extracts introduced by Vanessa Feltz

4 About A Boy Nick Hornby/Indigo pounds 6.99

Feckless male makes friends with fatherless lad

5 Proms Guide 1999 BBC pounds 4.50

Riches at the Royal Albert Hall

6 Tara Road Maeve Binchy/Orion pounds 6.99

To be consumed on the chaise longue, with chocolate cake

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

The unspoilt beaches of cyberspace

8 Enduring Love Ian McEwan/Vintage pounds 6.99

Will it win the lucrative Impac prize tomorrow?

9 Captain Corelli's Mandolin Louis de Bernieres/Vintage pounds 6.99

A man, a woman and a pine marten called Psipsina

10 Patchwork Planet Anne Tyler/Vintage pounds 6.99

Feelgood family fiction