Today's other papers: Books, yobs and genes

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THE Sunday Times claims the Duchess of York has been trying to negotiate a dollars 5m ( pounds 3.3m) deal from an American publisher for two novels based on a royal theme. John Bryan, her financial adviser andfriend, has spent the past few months seeking a deal with New York publishing houses.

Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown will this week attempt to trump the Prime Minister's call for an 'anti-yob culture' by proposing to make parents responsible for community- imposed curfews on their delinquent children, the Observer reports.

A furious controversy is about to break out in the United States over the publication of a book that claims that human intelligence is largely transmitted by genes. The Sunday Telegraph reports that The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life is expected to fuel angry rows by touching on the subject of different IQ ratings among races.

The Mail on Sunday reports that pollution from the oil and petrol industry could be to blame for outbreaks of childhood leukaemia, according to a leading researcher. A new study has found clusters of leukaemia cases near railway lines and sidings linked to oil refineries or petrol factories.

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams is in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize, according to the Sunday Express. An Irish parliamentary party is believed to have nominated him for the 1995 award, to recognise his role in the IRA ceasefire.