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16 June 2008, Chosen by John Matthew Hall

These cheap as chips, wall mountable speakers adjust automatically in order to deliver an even and totally distortion-free bass sound. If you're looking for a clean and crisp tone at a great price, there are few better speakers on the market.

14 June 2008, Chosen by Katy Guest, Tim Walker, Arifa Akbar, Rebecca Armstrong, Simon Usborne and John Walsh

Despite the "supermodel" author's denials, this book is obviously quite autobiographical - not least because Dahl's lead character is devastatingly beautiful. Our heroine's mother is a real "bolter", and this tale chronicles how her family cope with such a feckless matriarch. The start and end, set in the present day, are a little nauseating, but the rest is really entertaining and amusingly written.

12 June 2008, Chosen by Caroline Henshaw

Comfy and compact, Frances Hunt's sofa bed is ideal for kids. It comes in 18 different fabrics, from sweetheart pink to sailboat blue, and the bed part has an easy fold-out motion

11 June 2008, Chosen by Eliisa Makin

Here is the hat of the season - a racy leopard-print bowler that works well with a tuxedo. Dior also has a number of other versions available, from zebra stripes to classic black.

10 June 2008, Chosen by Sean O'Grady

This descendant of the Duetto model that starred in The Graduate has to be driven with brio. A limited edition out now has some nice free extras; go for it inwhite with the natural leather interior. You can even opt for a diesel.

9 June 2008, Chosen by Simon Usborne

Lager Tops, Golf Balls, Space Dust - what's not to like about this sugary trip down memory lane? Not one for dads with dentures, but a winner for any sweet toothed child-at-heart.

7 June 2008, Chosen by Rhiannon Batten

Organic beef, pork and lamb are the nameof the game at this online farm shop, which is based in north Wales, but there's more on offer besides classic cuts - speciality sausages, for a start. "Philip Hughes, Rhug's estate manager, has good reason to be proud of the meat sold from his shop," says Roopa Gulati. "The deliciously succulent meaty treats it sells are from animals reared on the estate and worth spending a little extra for. Around Christmas they do a brisk trade in organic turkeys, too".

7 June 2008, Chosen by Rhiannon Batten

Owned by Milanese architects, this four-roomed bolt-hole slots subtly into Modica's baroque townscape. So subtly, in fact, that you might have trouble finding it at first. It's worth the effort, though. Comprising a collection of small houses that have been restored using much reclaimed material, Talia's characterful and comfortable rooms (mosaic tiles, muslin drapes, bare stone walls) lead off a garden ripe with figs and plums, where breakfast can be taken

5 June 2008, Chosen by Henry Deedes

1. Dolce & Gabbana - £193

Eurotrash summer offering from the Italian brand, based on the classic Aviator design but oversized and finished with gold trim. For Kristal swiggers on dancefloors everywhere.

4 June 2008, Chosen by Rachel Shields

If proper support and fit is a priority, you can get this stylish number in exactly the right cup size. Guaranteed to give you confidence, whether you're by the pool or on the beach.

However much wind you throw at this baby, it'll cling to the ground like a limpet. Features a massive porch for storing and sorting gear on expeditions, and only weighs 3.5kg.

2 June 2008, Chosen by James May

The late Setright was probably the most erudite motoring journalist in history, and one of the few who could quantify what motor vehicle dynamics were about. This, though, is a social history, so is very readable

31 May 2008, Chosen by Lee Holmes and Gemma Hayward

Some of the best sandals around this summer are by the mighty Italian brand. This pair have a German-tourist feel to them, but are made from luxurious brown patent leather. For a totally authentic look,wear with socks%u2026

29 May 2008, Chosen by Beth Dadswell

A daily tanning body lotion that has been so successful that it has spawned countless imitations. Use it every day after your shower or bath for moisturised skin that smells of baby lotion,while obtaining a gradual build-up of natural-looking, subtle colour.

28 May 2008, Chosen by Simon Usborne

So portable, it was the barbecue of choice for TV's Hairy Bikers on their culinary travels, the Cobb also serves as a smoker and bread baker