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1 Amsterdam Ian McEwan/Vintage pounds 6.99

Below-par McEwan finds favour

2 The Last Continent Terry Pratchett/Corgi pounds 5.99

Wizards find themselves Down Under in Discworld

3 About A Boy Nick Hornby/Indigo pounds 6.99

Feckless male makes friends with fatherless lad

4 Tara Road Maeve Binchy/Orion pounds 6.99

House swap leads to romantic tangles

5 Proms Guide 1999 BBC pounds 4.50

What's on at the Royal Albert Hall

6 Ralph's Party Lisa Jewell/Penguin pounds 5.99

Inhabitants of London house mix and match emotionally

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

The unspoilt beaches of cyberspace

8 Stalingrad Anthony Beavor/Penguin pounds 12.99

The grim tale of the desperate battle for a city

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

Strangely uneven, yet strangely captivating

10 The Grown-Ups' Book of Books Headline/pounds 1.00

Snippets from recent books, introduced by Vanessa Feltz