New Fiction Titles on the New York Times Bestseller List (10/2/05)

The British are coming! Check out these new titles for the latest British Invasion on these shores.

At #4 is Thud! by Terry Pratchett: the anniversary of the disastrous battle of Koom Valley draws nigh in this latest stirring adventure in the Discorld series.

At #7 is On Beauty by Zadie Smith: this splendid postmodern retelling of Howard's End, set in a New England college town, was recently shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

At #12 is Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie: this beautifully written literary novel on the contemporary clash of cultures which leads to a murder was also on this year's Man Booker Prize longlist.