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1 The European Football Yearbook 1999-2000, edited by Mike Hammond (Sports Projects Ltd, paperback, pounds 23.95)

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1 Rainbow Warrior Francois Pienaar with Edward Griffiths (Collins Willow, hardback, pounds 16.99)

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Football: The Sweeper - Read Of The Week

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Obituary: Christina Foyle

CHRISTINA FOYLE was the daughter of William Foyle, elder of the founding brothers of what was, for most of this century, London's largest and most famous bookshop, Foyle's, of Charing Cross Road. Her youthful "Hollywood" good looks developed into a regal presence which could instil fear into some of those she employed, despite a high-pitched, rather reedy voice that often drawled away into a register too low to be heard.

Travel Books: Capital books: chapter and verse

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1 NatWest Playfair Cricket World Cup, edited by Bill Frindall (Headline, paperback, pounds 5.99)

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