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Dick Francis's Second Wind features deadly dangers (as ever), but hurricane-chasing rather than steeplechasing. This has not proved an obstacle, though, to it racing straight into the top 10. More adversity under scrutiny in Roddy Doyle's A Star Called Henry, the first part of The Last Roundup, a trilogy recounting the last hundred years of Irish republican history through the fictional life of one Henry Smart. And again in Keenan and McCarthy's Between Extremes: the tale of a journey born out of incarceration. Compiled on sales over seven days to 4 September. Bookwatch Ltd, 1999

ORIGINAL NON-FICTION

TITLE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER WEEKLY PRICE

SALES

1 Managing My Life Alex Ferguson (Hodder) 13,928 pounds 18.99

2 Driving Over Lemons Chris Stewart (Sort of Books) 3,650 pounds 6.99

3 Men are from Mars... John Gray (Thorsons) 3,201 pounds 0.99

4 Devil's Advocate John Humphrys (Hutchinson) 2,415 pounds 8.99

5 The Naked Chef Jamie Oliver (M Joseph) 1,463 pounds 18.99

6 The Code Book Simon Singh (4th Estate) 1,097 pounds 16.99

7 Graham Henry: supercoach Bob Hewitt (Lennard/QAP) 1,057 pounds 16.99

8 Between Extremes B Keenan & J McCarthy (Bantam) 1,023 pounds 16.99

9 The Guv'nor Lenny McLean (Blake) 995 pounds 14.99

10 Rothman's Football Yearbook ed G & J Rollin (Headline) 938 pounds 18.99

SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS

TITLE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER WEEKLY PRICE

SALES

1 Star Wars: starfighters Aaron Allston (Bantam) 1,531 pounds 5.99

2 The Last Continent Terry Pratchett (Corgi) 858 pounds 5.99

3 The Second Angel Philip Kerr (Orion) 789 pounds 6.99

4 Inversions Iain M Banks (Orbit) 719 pounds 6.99

5 Star Wars: hard merchandise K W Jeter (Bantam) 668 pounds 5.99

6 A Knight of the Word Terry Brooks (Orbit) 545 pounds 5.99

7 Buffy the Vampire Slayer C Golden & N Holder (Pocket) 529 pounds 4.99

8 Otherland Book 3 Tad Williams (Orbit) 511 pounds 16.99

9 Otherland Book 2 Tad Williams (Orbit) 475 pounds 6.99

10 Krondor: the assassins Raymond Feist (Voyager) 448 pounds 16.99

ORIGINAL FICTION

TITLE AUTHOR/PUBLISHER WEEKLY PRICE

SALES

1 Harry Potter and... J K Rowling (Bloomsbury) 5,853 pounds 10.99

2 The Kissing Garden Charlotte Bingham (Bantam) 5,828 pounds 5.99

3 Mr Maybe Jane Green (Penguin) 5,496 pounds 6.99

4 Second Wind Dick Francis (M Joseph) 4,983 pounds 16.99

5 The Making of Minty Malone Isabel Wolff (HarperCollins) 4,817 pounds 5.99

6 Hannibal Thomas Harris (Heinemann) 3,468 pounds 16.99

7 Granny Dan Danielle Steel (Bantam) 2,668 pounds 9.99

8 A Star Called Henry Roddy Doyle (Cape) 2,586 pounds 16.99

9 Hot Property Zoe Barnes (Piatkus) 2,092 pounds 5.99

10 Serpent: Numa files Clive Cussler (Simon & Schuster) 1,849 pounds 10.99

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