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Extracts from classics introduced by Vanessa Feltz.

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Feckless male makes friends with fatherless lad

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Further adventures of the characters we've grown to love

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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

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