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1 H Potter/Philosopher's Stone JK Rowling/Bloomsbury pounds 4.99

First outing for the engaging apprentice sorcerer

2 H Potter/Chamber of Secrets JK Rowling/Bloomsbury/pounds 4.99

Harry Potter goes back to Hogwarts Academy

3 Charlotte Gray Sebastian Faulks/Vintage pounds 6.99

SOE shenanigans in perfect period underwear

4 Another World Pat Barker/Penguin pounds 6.99

Magnificent, subtle ghost story with WWI flashbacks

5 About a Boy Nick Hornby/Indigo pounds 6.99

Feckless male makes friends with fatherless lad

6 Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire A Foreman/Flamingo pounds 8.99

That irrepressible Spencer woman

7 The Loop Nicholas Evans/Corgi pounds 5.99

The wolf whisperer

8 The Tesseract Alex Garland/Penguin pounds 6.99

Four complex, interlocking tales set in the Philippines

9 Amsterdam Ian McEwan/Vintage pounds 6.99

Below-par Booker winner picks up sales

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

Bereaved female novelist at three stages of her life