Books: Bestsellers

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HARDBACKS

1 SHARPE'S PREY

Bernard Cornwell/HarperCollins pounds 16.99

Another tale of historical derring-do as Sharpe accepts a mission to Copenhagen

2 WARLOCK

Wilbur Smith/Macmillan pounds 18.99

Good battles evil in ancient Egyptian epic

3 THE COLD SIX THOUSAND

James Ellroy/Century pounds 16.99

Sweeping portrait of life in the Kennedy era

4 THIEF OF TIME

Terry Pratchett/Doubleday pounds 16.99

Featuring assorted yetis, martial artists and the fifth horseman of the Apocalypse

5 HARRY POTTER/GOBLET OF FIRE

JK Rowling/Bloomsbury pounds 14.99

The darkest episode to date

6 FIVE QUARTERS OF THE ORANGE

Joanne Harris/Doubleday pounds 12.99

Memories of wartime haunt French village

7 ON GREEN DOLPHIN STREET

Sebastian Faulks/Hutchinson pounds 16.99

New York stories from the Cold War

8 THE FALLS

Ian Rankin/Orion pounds 16.99

Inspector Rebus discovers a clue in a coffin

9 THE LOST BOY

Dave Pelzer/Orion pounds 12.99

Dave moves on through five foster homes

10 MADONNA: AN INTIMATE BIOGRAPHY

J Randy Taraborrelli Sidgwick & Jackson pounds 16.99

Those Madge moments in full

PAPERBACKS

1 BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY

Helen Fielding/Picador pounds 6. …