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Sword and sorcery epic reaches fifth installment.

4 The Whole Woman Germaine Greer/Doubleday pounds 16.99

Trumping the young hussies

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All alone in the forest except for a radio

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Orpheus and Eurydice in the hit parade

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Historical seafaring saga

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Longitude-alike

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Weirdy blockbuster

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Into the future with billionaire Bill

Paperbacks

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

Extracts from classics introduced by Vanessa Feltz.

2 About A Boy Nick Hornby/Indigo pounds 6.99

Feckless male makes friends with fatherless lad

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

The unspoilt beaches of cyberspace

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Weirdness abounds during Crimean War

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Touching tale of abuse survivor

6 Amsterdam Ian McEwan/Vintage pounds 6.99

Slim Booker winner, even slimmer in paperback

7 The Travelling Horn Player Barbara Trapido/Penguin pounds 6.99

Further adventures of the characters we've grown to love

8 Patchwork Planet Anne Tyler/Vintage pounds 6.99

Feelgood family fiction

9 Men Are From Mars ... John Gray/Thorsons pounds 9.99

Another fix of sexist stereotyping

10 Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden/Vintage pounds 6.99

Male spy in the House of Love

UK Films

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Bodysnatchers invade US high school

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Beachcomber finds Kevin Costner's love letter

4 (2) The Rugrats Movie 5 pounds 11,200,962

Animation with those nasty surburban toddlers

5 (3) An Ideal Husband 2 pounds 1,182,894

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6 (4) Waking Ned 6 pounds 5,900,582

Two Irishmen think it should be them

7 (6) Shakespeare In Love 13 pounds 19,714,425

The Bard makes it big again

8 (5) Payback 5 pounds 4,420,598

Mel Gibson's ultraviolent remake of 'Point Blank'

9 (7) Mighty Joe Young 5 pounds 3,573,679

Is this gorilla the new King Kong?

10 (8) Plunkett And Macleane 4 pounds 2,597,574

Futile frolics, frills and fops

US Films

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Drew Barrymore goes back to school with bad hair

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Robert De Niro hams it up in a criminally funny comedy

5 (5) 10 Things I Hate About You $26,054,471

A dumbed-down 'Taming Of The Shrew'

6 (7) Go 3 $10,481,322

Comedy crime caper from director of 'Swingers'

7 (6) The Out Of Towners 4 $21,292,973

Goldie Hawn comes over all giddy. Again

8 (8) Forces Of Nature 6 $46,501,226

Sandra Bullock pouts in a romantic comedy. UK release 7 May

9 (9) Cookie's Fortune 4 $3,862,860

Robert Altman heads for Mississippi for his 33rd film

10 (10) Shakespeare In Love 20 $90,404,750

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7 (-) Bye Bye Baby TQ

8 (2) Turn Around Phats & Small

9 (6) No Scrubs TLC

10 (7) Witch Doctor Cartoons

4 (4) Strong Robbie Williams

6 (6) Better Best Forgotten Steps

7 (7) It's Not Right But It's Okay Whitney Houston

8 (8) My Love Kele Le Roc

9 (9) Music To Watch The Girls ... Andy Williams

10 (10) Tender Blur

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