Books: Best-sellers

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Hardbacks

TITLE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER PRICE

1 The Testament John Grisham/Century pounds 16.99

Billionaire leaves fortune to rainforest babe

2 Station X Michael Smith/Channel 4 Books pounds 14.99

What really happened at Bletchley Park in the war

3 Birthday Letters Ted Hughes/Faber pounds 14.99

Laureate's lament for a lost wife

4 Dead Souls Ian Rankin/Orion pounds 9.99

Mesmeric, layered Inspector Rebus outing

5 Shakespeare in Love William Shakespeare/Faber pounds 4.99

Will's merchandising arm swings into action

6 Year 1000 Robert Lacey/Little, Brown pounds 12.99

Looking back 999 years

7 Seafood Odyssey Rick Stein/BBC pounds 18.99

Today Padstein, tomorrow the world

8 Behind the Scenes at Time Team Tim Taylor/Channel 4 pounds 18.99

Mick, Phil, Carenza and Tony knee-deep in a trench

9 Pocket Kama Sutra Anne Hooper/Dorling Kindersley pounds 5.99

Why would anyone have pockets?

10 Southern Cross Patricia Cornwell/Little, Brown pounds 16.99

Police chief Judy Hammer returns in sequel to 'Hornet's Nest'

Paperbacks

TITLE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER PRICE

1 Five Go Mad in the Kitchen -/New Crane pounds 1

Comic Relief cookery capers

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

Uprooted kids and well-meaning step-parents

3 Street Lawyer John Grisham/Arrow pounds 5.99

Lawyer in shining armour to the rescue

4 Enduring Love Ian McEwan/Vintage pounds 6.99

Enduring sales

5 Internet: Rough Guide Angus J Kennedy/Rough Guides pounds 5

Hitching a lift on the information superhighway

6 Notes from a Small Island Bill Bryson/Black Swan pounds 6.99

Travelling Yank tells us how odd we are

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

Notes from a Greek island

8 Birdsong Sebastian Faulks/Vintage pounds 6.99

Love against a backdrop of horror in the trenches

9 Men are from Mars ... John Gray/Thorsons pounds 9.99

... and John Gray is from another universe

10 Come Together Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees/Arrow pounds 5.99

His and hers story-telling: inane marketing gimmick on the way up

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