The fan - Hunter Davies
By Hunter Davies - 29 April 13:00

In a normal week, my wife, poor soul, will read five books while I watch five games. Fiction is a se

Cliche-crawling
By Zoe Williams - 29 April 13:00

A A Gill is away

A A Gill <em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 254pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0304362158

Our darkest knight
By William Cook - 22 April 13:00

St George: Patron Saint of England

Christopher Stace <em>Triangle, 99pp, £7.99</em>

ISBN 0281054

Consuming passions
By Edward Platt - 22 April 13:00

Auto Mobile: How the Car Changed Life

Ruth Brandon<em> Macmillan, 468pp, £20</em>

ISBN 033376666

Paperback reader
By Jason Cowley - 22 April 13:00

The Shadow of the Sun: my African life

Ryszard Kapuscinski <em>Penguin, 325pp, £7.99</em>

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Silent vision
By Rebecca Abrams - 22 April 13:00

Old Man Goya

Julia Blackburn <em>Jonathan Cape, 260pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0224062794

Novel of the week
By James Hopkin - 22 April 13:00

Who's Sorry Now?

Howard Jacobson <em>Cape, 326pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0224062867

Republican endgame
By Victoria James - 22 April 13:00

The People's Emperor: Democracy and the Japanese Monarchy, 1945-1995

Kenneth J Ruoff <em>Harvard U

Tarnished dreams
By Matt Thorne - 22 April 13:00

The Resurrectionists

Michael Collins <em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 360pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 18615919

The death of ideas. The transformation of the intellectual from dangerous outsider to safe expert is a sign of our sceptical age, argues Kenan Malik
By Kenan Malik - 22 April 13:00

Public Intellectuals: A Study of Decline

Richard A Posner <em>Harvard University Press, 408pp, £20

No surrender
By Francis Maude - 15 April 13:00

Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World

Margaret Thatcher <em>HarperCollins, 486pp, £25</em>

Resurrecting the past
By Helena Drysdale - 15 April 13:00

The Wreck at Sharpnose Point

Jeremy Seal <em>Picador, 320pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 033037463X

School-marm murders
By Hugo Barnacle - 15 April 13:00

Hatchett and Lycett

Nigel Williams <em>Viking, 429pp, £10.99</em>

ISBN 0670912557

Speaking in tongues
By Kathryn Hughes - 15 April 13:00

Language In Danger: How Language Loss Threatens Our Future

Andrew Dalby <em>Allen Lane, The Pengui

Novel of the week
By Amanda Craig - 15 April 13:00

Moral Hazard

Kate Jennings <em>Fourth Estate, 175pp, £10</em>

ISBN 1841157376

Age of innocence
By Malcolm Clark - 15 April 13:00

Easy reading - Malcolm Clark visits the optimistic (and Aryan) world of Ladybird books

Paperback reader
By Lisa Allardice - 15 April 13:00

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Dai Sijie <em>Vintage, 172pp, £6.99</em>

ISBN 00992864

Male obsessions
By Julian Keeling - 15 April 13:00

The Escape Artist: Life from the saddle

Matt Seaton <em>Fourth Estate, 186pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN

The New Statesman Essay - Inside the pressure cooker
By John Sutherland - 15 April 13:00

John Sutherlandon the fury and bitchiness of the London literary world

A vision of hell
By Johann Hari - 15 April 13:00

A Guide to the End of the World: Everything you never wanted to know

Bill McGuire <em>Oxford Unive

Novel of the week
By Lisa Allardice - 08 April 13:00

The Impressionist

Hari Kunzru <em>Hamish Hamilton, 496pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0241141699

Counterblast to grief
By Adam Newey - 08 April 13:00

Slow Air

Robin Robertson <em>Picador, 62pp, £7.99</em>

ISBN 0330488805

Lost in the funhouse
By Francis Gilbert - 08 April 13:00

Salamander

Thomas Wharton <em>Flamingo</em>, <em>368pp, 15.99</em>

ISBN 0007128649

Ken Loach in Bollywood
By Maureen Freely - 08 April 13:00

Family Matters

Rohinton Mistry <em>Faber and Faber, 352pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0571194273

Man without a party
By Robert Taylor - 08 April 13:00

The Cripps Version: The Life of Sir Stafford Cripps

Peter Clarke <em>Allen Lane, The Penguin Press

Paperback reader
By Alex Gibbons - 08 April 13:00

The Tipping Point

Malcolm Gladwell <em>Abacus, 279pp, £7.99</em>

ISBN 0349113467

Better than nothing
By Antonia Fraser - 08 April 13:00

Heaven: A Traveller's Guide to the Undiscovered Country

Peter Stanford <em>Harpercollins, 384pp,

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