Like father like scum
By Christopher Bray - 24 September 13:00

Lucky Him: the life of Kingsley Amis

Richard Bradford <em>Peter Owen, 448pp, £22.50 </em>


By A N Wilson - 24 September 13:00

The Mitford Girls: the biography of an extraordinary family

Mary S Lovell <em>Little, Brown, 611pp

Girls just wanna have fun
By Jennie Bristow - 24 September 13:00

One-Hit Wonder

Lisa Jewell <em>Penguin, 450pp, £6.99</em>

ISBN 0140295968



A butler's work
By Henry Sheen - 24 September 13:00

Zeno and the Tortoise: how to think like a philosopher

Nicholas Fearn <em>Atlantic Books, 187pp, £

Paperback reader
By Peter Wilby - 24 September 13:00

A Short Walk Down Fleet Street

Alan Watkins <em>Duckbacks, 311pp, £6.99</em>

ISBN 0715629107

Auntie Alan. The cult of Alan Bennett, the nation's favourite teddy bear, is tiresome, writes Adam Newey. He is provincial, class-obsessed and nostalgic
By Adam Newey - 17 September 13:00

Backing into the Limelight: the biography of Alan Bennett

Alexander Games <em>Headline, 320pp, £18

Still gloomy after all these years
By Robert Taylor - 17 September 13:00

The Verdict of Peace: Britain between her yesterday and the future

Correlli Barnett <em>Macmillan,

Woman with no agenda
By Zoe Williams - 17 September 13:00

Madonna: queen of the world

Douglas Thompson <em>John Blake Publishing, 290pp, £16.99</em>


More mummy lit
By Rebecca Abrams - 17 September 13:00

Misconceptions: truth, lies and the unexpected on the journey to motherhood

Naomi Wolf <em>Chatto

Sins of the fathers
By Richard Gott - 17 September 13:00

Interrogations: the Nazi elite in allied hands, 1945

Richard Overy <em>Allen Lane, The Penguin Pre

New Statesman Competition
By Staff blogger - 17 September 13:00

Thank you to all readers for an excellent response to our Routledge Classics competition (issue 13 August 2001). The answers are below each question:

Which 20th-century thinker was the subject of Iris Murdoch's 1953 book subtitled "romantic rationalist"?

Loving Lorna
By Kathryn Hughes - 17 September 13:00

Moments of Truth: twelve twentieth-century women writers

Lorna Sage <em>Fourth Estate, 272pp, £15

Paperback reader
By Alex Gibbons - 17 September 13:00

Loco: advice for travellers

John Binias <em>Macmillan, 243pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0333905652

A modern master
By Nicholas Blincoe - 10 September 13:00

All Families Are Psychotic

Douglas Coupland <em>Flamingo, 279pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0007117515

Boy's own story
By Robert Winder - 10 September 13:00

A Gentleman's Game

Tom Coyne <em>Atlantic, 264pp, £15</em>

ISBN 1903809053

All gong and no dinner
By Zoe Williams - 10 September 13:00

The Reconstructionist

Josephine Hart <em>Chatto & Windus, 224pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 0701172959

Apartheid of the heart
By Maureen Freely - 10 September 13:00

The Pickup

Nadine Gordimer <em>Bloomsbury, 268pp, £16.99</em>

ISDN 0747554277

Only pets win prizes
By Hugo Barnacle - 10 September 13:00


Andrew Miller <em>Sceptre, 325pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 0340728256

Stupendous Mr Johnson
By Rebecca Abrams - 10 September 13:00

According to Queeny

Beryl Bainbridge<em> Little, Brown, 242pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0715629239

Sex tourism
By Gerry Feehily - 10 September 13:00

The "most exciting writer in Europe" is back. Gerry Feehily, in Paris, reads Michel Houellebecq's <e

Paperback reader
By Jason Cowley - 10 September 13:00

The Strange World of Thomas Harris

David Sexton <em>Short Books, 157pp, £4.99</em>

ISBN 05712084

More war stories
By William Skidelsky - 03 September 13:00

Five Boys

Mick Jackson <em>Faber and Faber, 248pp, £10.99</em>

ISBN 0571206131

Paperback reader
By Alex Gibbons - 03 September 13:00

The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things

J T LeRoy <em>Bloomsbury, 247pp, £6.99</em>

ISBN 0747554

No hiding place
By Peter Wilby - 03 September 13:00

Silence of the Heart: cricket suicides

David Frith <em>Mainstream, 256pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 18401

Novel of the week
By Francis Gilbert - 03 September 13:00

The Devil's Larder

Jim Crace <em>Penguin, 194pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0670881457

A ship of fools
By Stephen Howe - 03 September 13:00

The Many-Headed Hydra: the hidden history of the revolutionary Atlantic

Peter Linebaugh and Marcus