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1 Hannibal Thomas Harris/Heinemann pounds 16.99

Harry Potter for grown-ups

2 Star Wars: Episode One David Reynolds/D Kindersley pounds 12.99

The sets! The outfits! The silly names!

3 Death du Jour Kathy Reichs/Heinemann pounds 10

More slice and dice than Jamie Oliver

4 The Naked Chef Jamie Oliver/M Joseph pounds 18.99

He's young, daft and Estuarian, but his cooking's pukka

5 Star Wars: Episode One - The Screenplay Century pounds 15.99

For those who've really lost the plot

6 In Pursuit of the Proper Sinnner Eliz. George/Hodder pounds 16.99

Two bodies found in a stone circle in the Peak District

7 Full Moon Michael Light/Cape pounds 35

To the moon and back courtesy of NASA

8 The Science of Discworld Terry Pratchett etc/Edbury pounds 14.99

Set text at the Unseen University

9 Year 1000 Robert Lacey/Little, Brown pounds 12.99

How the English lived at the first millennium

10 Star Wars: Episode One Dorling Kindersley pounds 12.99

The one with spaceship cross sections


1 Charlotte Gray Sebastian Faulks/Vintage pounds 6.99

SOE shenanigans in perfect period underwear

2 About a Boy Nick Hornby/Indigo pounds 6.99

Feckless male makes friends with fatherless lad

3 Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire A Foreman/Flamingo pounds 8.99

That irrepressible Spencer woman

4 Amsterdam Ian McEwan/Vintage pounds 6.99

Over-schematic moral fable

5 A Widow for One Year John Irving/Black Swan pounds 7.99

Bereaved female novelist at three stages of her life

6 The Tesseract Alex Garland/Penguin pounds 6.99

Four complex, interlocking tales set in the Philippines

7 The Loop Nicholas Evans/Corgi pounds 5.99

The wolf whisperer

8 Another World Pat Barker/Penguin pounds 6.99

Magnificent, subtle ghost story with WWI flashbacks

9 Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden/Vintage pounds 6.99

Highly recommended by Tamara Beckwith

10 Captain Corelli's Madolin Louis de Bernieres/Vintage pounds 6.99

Finds favour with everyone except the Morning Star