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1 The Sporting News NFL Football Register 1996, edited by Mark Bonavita and Sean Stewart (The Sporting News; paperback, pounds 12.95)

2 Premier Football Review '96, edited by David Kennedy and Vic Millward (Sports Projects; paperback, pounds 10.95)

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

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

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

6 The Art of Swimming, Steven Shaw and Armand D'Angour (Ashgrove; paperback, pounds 9.99)

7 The 1996 Air New Zealand Rugby Almanack, edited by CA Ackers and NAC McMillan (Hodder Moa Beckett 1996; paperback, pounds 19.95)

8 Bradman - An Australian Hero, Charles Williams (Little Brown; hardback, pounds 20.00)

9 The New Lords of the Rings, Andrew Jennings (Pocket Books; paperback, pounds 6.99)

10 The Complete Book of the Olympics, David Wallechinsky (Aurum Press; paperback, pounds 12.95)

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