Top Ten Books

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1 Football Memories, Brian Glanville (Virgin, hardback, pounds 16.99)

2 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack Australia 1998, (Hardie Grant Books, hardback pounds 19.99)

3 ESPN Information Please Sports Almanac, ed Gerry Brown, Michael Morrison (Hyperion, paperback, pounds 10.50)

4 Made in Leeds: `Square Ball' since 1989, (Square Ball, paperback, pounds 5.95)

5 Celebrating 70: Mark McGwire's historic season, (The Sporting News, paperback, pounds 16.95)

6 Dell Diamond: Ted Bates's first 50 season with the Saints, David Bull (Hagiology Publishing, hardback, pounds 18.99)

7 Best American Sports Writing 1998 ed Bill Littlefield (Houghton Mifflin, paperback, pounds 6.99)

8 Angry White Pyjamas, Robert Twigger (Indigo, paperback, pounds 6.99)

9 Twelve Grand: The Gambler As Hero, Jonathan Rendall (Yellow Jersey, paperback, pounds 10)

10 From Save The Bridge To Wemberlee: A Decade Of Writing In The Chelsea Independent, edited by Mark Meehan (CISA, paperback, pounds 11.99)

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