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1 Rothmans Football Yearbook 1996-97, edited by Glenda Rollin (Headline; hardback pounds 30.00, paperback, pounds 17.99)

2 Survival of the Fattest, edited by David Jenkins and Judi Holly (Red Card; paperback, pounds 8.99)

3 The 1996-97 Official PFA Footballers Factfile, edited by Barry Hugman (Lennard Queen Anne; paperback, pounds 9.99)

4 The Sporting News NFL Pro Football Guide 1996, edited by Craig Carter and Dave Sloan (The Sporting News; paperback, pounds 12.95)

5 Soccer Who's Who '97, edited by Jack Rollin (Guinness; paperback, pounds 7.99)

6 A Good Walk Spoiled, by John Feinstein (Warner Books; paperback, pounds 8.99)

7 Little Girls in Pretty Boxes - The making and breaking of elite gymnasts and figure skaters, Joan Ryan (Women's Press; paperback, pounds 8.99)

8 Playfair Football Annual 1996-97, edited by Glenda Rollin (Headline; paperback, pounds 4.99)

9 Sporting Profiles, Michael Parkinson (Pavilion; paperback, pounds 7.99)

10 The 1996 Air New Zealand Rugby Almanack, edited by C A Akers (Hodder Moa Beckett; paperback, pounds 19.95)

List compiled by Sportspages Bookshops, 94-96 Charing Cross Road, London (0171 240 9604) and St Ann's Square, Manchester (0161 832 8530)