BOOKS: Paperbacks

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1 Charlotte Grey Sebastian Faulks/Vintage pounds 6.99

South-west France under the Vichy regime

2 About a Boy Nick Hornby/Indigo pounds 6.99

Feckless male makes friends with fatherless lad

3 A Widow For One Year John Irving/Black Swan pounds 7.99

Bereaved female novelist at three stages of her life

4 Amsterdam Ian McEwan/Vintage pounds 6.99

Below-par Booker winner picks up sales

5 Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire A Foreman/Flamingo pounds 8.99

Another irrepressible Spencer woman

6 The Loop Nicholas Evans/Corgi pounds 5.99

A lone woman fights to save a pack of Rocky Mountain wolves

7 The Breaker Minette Walters/Pan pounds 5.99

A woman's body is washed up on a Dorset beach

8 Stalingrad Antony Beevor/Indigo pounds 12.99

Worthy recipient of the first Samuel Johnson prize

9 Patchwork Planet Anne Tyler/Vintage pounds 6.99

Homespun wisdom from a divorced dad

10 Point of Origin Patricia Cornwell/Warner pounds 5.99

Crazed former adversary menaces Kay Scarpetta