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1 Managing My Life Alex Ferguson/Hodder pounds 18.99

Inside secrets of Man U FC

2 A Star Called Henry Roddy Doyle/Cape pounds 16.99

The man who walked into Republican causes

3 Hannibal Thomas Harris/Heinemann pounds 16.99

Harry Potter for grown-ups

4 Code Book Simon Singh/Fourth Estate pounds 16.99

History of code and cipher-breaking

5 The Business Iain Banks/Little, Brown pounds 16.99

Hip cultural references in heavy-handed satire

6 Second Wind Dick Francis/Michael Joseph pounds 16.99

Surely he's on to his 20th wind by now

7 Harm Done Ruth Rendell/Hutchinson pounds 12.99

Wexford takes on child abduction

8 Devil's Advocate John Humphrys/Hutchinson pounds 16.99

The `Today' programme' supremo dishes the dirt on the BBC

9 Year 1000 Robert Lacey/Little, Brown pounds 12.99

Pre-millennial tension, Anglo-Saxon style

10 Western Front Richard Holmes /BBC pounds 17.99

Tragedy of the trenches


1 Charlotte Gray Sebastian Faulks/Vintage pounds 6.99

SOE shenanigans in perfect period underwear

2 Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire A Foreman/Flamingo pounds 8.99

Another irrepressible Spencer woman

3 About a Boy Nick Hornby/Indigo pounds 6.99

Feckless male makes friends with fatherless lad

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

Bereaved female novelist at three stages of her life

5 Rainbow Six Tom Clancy/Penguin pounds 6.99

Top anti-terrorist action from techno-thriller maestro

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

Fascists are nasty (except when they're colourful and Italian)

7 The Tesseract Alex Garland/Penguin pounds 6.99

Four interlinked tales collide in Manila

8 Amsterdam Ian McEwan/Vintage pounds 6.99

Over-schematic moral fable

9 Angela's Ashes Frank McCourt/Flamingo pounds 7.99

Soon to be an Alan Parker film

10 Birdsong Sebastian Faulks/Vintage pounds 6.99

Love in a time of war