The common man
By Matthew Dodd - 04 March 12:00

For Studs Terkel, chronicler of everyday life, history is in the people. Matthew Dodd considers the

Girls on top
By Patricia Duncker - 04 March 12:00


Sarah Waters <em>Virago, 416pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 1860498825

Mark of identity
By David Sharp - 04 March 12:00

Fingerprints: murder and the race to uncover the science of identity

Colin Beavan <em>Fourth Estat

The mind of a toy
By Edward Platt - 04 March 12:00

Living Dolls: a magical history of the quest for mechanical life

Gaby Wood <em>Faber and Faber, 27

Novel of the week
By Francis Gilbert - 04 March 12:00

Address Unknown

Kressmann Taylor <em>Souvenir Press, 64pp, £6.99</em>

ISBN 0743412710

Commentary - Literature in the secret garden
By Jason Cowley - 04 March 12:00

Jason Cowley on "an intimate jewel of a place" where readers meet writers

Wings of desire
By Robert Macfarlane - 04 March 12:00

The Birds of Heaven: Travels with Cranes

Peter Matthiessen <em>Harvill, 350pp, £20</em>

The S

Crazy for you
By Roy Porter - 25 February 12:00

Psychosis - Roy Porter welcomes the demise of the mad genius

Fiction of the week
By Amanda Craig - 25 February 12:00

The Hunters

Claire Messud <em>Picador, 181pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0099422697

Model behaviour
By Honor Fraser - 25 February 12:00

White Mice

Nicholas Blincoe <em>Sceptre, 245pp, £10.99</em>

ISBN 0340750464

Tragic realism
By Parag Khanna - 25 February 12:00

Robert D Kaplan's books may be out of print in Britain, but he is emerging as one of the most influe

In the men's room
By John Kampfner - 25 February 12:00

Woman of Today: An Autobiography

Sue MacGregor <em>Headline, 342pp, £20</em>

ISBN 074724989X

Paperback reader
By Lisa Allardice - 25 February 12:00

The Dying Animal

Philip Roth <em>Vintage, 176pp, £6.99</em>

ISBN 0099422697

Ducking 'n' diving
By John McVicar - 25 February 12:00

Dead Men's Wages: the secrets of a London conman and his family

Lilian Pizzichini <em>Picador, 267

Till death us do part
By D J Taylor - 18 February 12:00

Thomas and Jane Carlyle: Portrait of a Marriage

Rosemary Ashton <em>Chatto & Windus, 548pp, £25</e

Paperback reader
By Alex Gibbons - 18 February 12:00

Mary George of Allnorthover

Lavinia Greenlaw <em>Flamingo, 320pp, £6.99</em>

ISBN 0007105959

Come quick
By Edwina Currie - 18 February 12:00

Love letters: an anthology

Antonia Fraser<em> Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 247pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 029

Jungle book
By Roz Kaveney - 18 February 12:00

Savage Girls and Wild Boys

Michael Newton<em> Faber and Faber, 299pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 057120139

The world in union
By Malcolm Rifkind - 18 February 12:00

The Scottish Enlightenment

Arthur Herman <em>Fourth Estate, 392pp, £20</em>

ISBN 1841152757

Waiting to be called
By Vicky Hutchings - 18 February 12:00

The Courage Consort

Michel Faber <em>Canongate Books, 121pp, £6.99</em>

ISBN 1841952265

Games without frontiers
By Stephen Howe - 18 February 12:00

The Skull Beneath the Skin: Africa After the Cold War

Mark Huband <em>Westview Press, 408pp, £21.9

The day of the hunt
By Francis Gilbert - 18 February 12:00


Sandor Marai <em>Viking, 224pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0670910996

Novel of the week
By Hugo Barnacle - 11 February 12:00

The Fowler Family Business

Jonathan Meades <em>Fourth Estate, 212pp, £10</em>

ISBN 1857028481

Paperback reader
By Jason Cowley - 11 February 12:00

Beneath Black Stars: contemporary Austrian fiction

Ed. Martin Chalmers <em>Serpent's Tail, 256pp,

Now for . . . hen lit
By Rachel Cooke - 11 February 12:00

Having It and Eating It

Sabine Durrant <em>Warner, 320pp, £5.99</em>

ISBN 075153191X

Disunited states
By Godfrey Hodgson - 11 February 12:00

Chasing the Red, White and Blue

David Cohen <em>Picador USA, 312pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0312261543

An invention that changed the world
By Frank McLynn - 11 February 12:00

The Gutenberg Revolution

John Man <em>Review, 312pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 0747245045