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1 Pound for Pound: A Biography of Sugar Ray Robinson Herb Boyd, (Amstad, hardback, pounds 18.99)

2 Faithful Stewart O'Nan & Stephen King (W&N, hardback, pounds 12.99)

3 Thierry Henry: the Biography Oliver Derbyshire (John Blake, hardback, pounds 17.99)

4 The Beautiful Game? Searching for the Soul of Football David Conn (Yellow Jersey, paperback, pounds 12.99)

5 Elliott's Golf Form Book 2005 Keith Elliott (Portway Press, paperback, pounds 25.00)

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