Holding the middle ground
By Kathryn Hughes - 18 June 13:00

Inventing Herself: claiming a feminist intellectual heritage

Elaine Showalter<em> Picador, 384pp,

A world on the brink of collapse
By Gerry Feehily - 18 June 13:00

The reclusive French writer Michel Houellebecq has been called a misogynist, a nihilist and a pornog

Novel of the week
By Oliver Ready - 18 June 13:00

The Siege

Helen Dunmore <em>Viking, 304pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0670897183

Victoria's pride
By Tristram Hunt - 18 June 13:00

The World for a Shilling

Michael Leapman <em>Headline, 308pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 0747270120

Paperback reader
By Anthony Sampson - 18 June 13:00

In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz

Michela Wrong <em>Fourth Estate, 336pp, £7.99</em>

ISBN 1841154229

We can't, we won't
By Jennifer Szalai - 11 June 13:00

The Silent Takeover: global capitalism and the death of democracy

Noreena Hertz <em>Heinemann, 242

Drink, drugs and dentistry
By Graham Bendel - 11 June 13:00

A Drink with Shane MacGowan

Victoria Mary Clarke and Shane MacGowan <em>Sidgwick & Jackson, 360pp,

The revolution continued
By Suzi Feay - 11 June 13:00

Her Own Woman: the life of Mary Wollstonecraft

Diane Jacobs <em>Abacus, 333pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0

The new locomotives
By Ian Hargreaves - 11 June 13:00

Open Scotland? Journalists, spin doctors and lobbyists

Philip Schlesinger, David Miller and Willia

Grace under pressure. Why must Africa be caricatured as the hopeless continent? Anthony Sampson is inspired by the daring and insight of a master reporter
By Anthony Sampson - 11 June 13:00

The Shadow of the Sun: my African life

Ryszard Kapuscinski <em>Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 325p

Walking on air
By Adam Newey - 11 June 13:00

Poems 1968-1998

Paul Muldoon <em>Faber and Faber, 479pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0571209505

Novel of the week
By Nicholas Clee - 11 June 13:00

Translated Accounts

James Kelman <em>Secker & Warburg, 322pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 0436274647

Paperback reader
By Jason Cowley - 11 June 13:00

Under the Frangipani

Mia Couto <em>Serpent's Tail, 160pp, £10</em>

ISBN 1852427299

Commentary - A master of miniaturism
By Rebecca Abrams - 11 June 13:00

Rebecca Abrams on Elizabeth Taylor, one of the great neglected voices of English fiction

Too many parties
By Lisa Allardice - 04 June 13:00

Back When We Were Grownups

Anne Tyler <em>Chatto & Windus, 274pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 070117286X

Paperback reader
By Jason Cowley - 04 June 13:00

Diary of a Man in Despair

Friedrich Reck-Malleczewen <em>Duckback, 249pp, £6.99</em>

ISBN 071563

Counting the cliches
By Julian Loose - 04 June 13:00

Sputnik Sweetheart

Haruki Murakami<em> Harvill Press, 229pp, £12</em>

ISBN 186046825X

Novel of the week
By Vicky Hutchings - 04 June 13:00

Broken Bodies

Sally Emerson <em>Little, Brown, 293pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 0316854832

Commentary - Sex, power and corruption
By Sebastian Shakespeare - 04 June 13:00

Sebastian Shakespeare selects the best satire on journalism ever written

The whole secret
By Allan Massie - 04 June 13:00

Louis: the life of Robert Louis Stevenson

Philip Callow <em>Constable Robinson, 336pp, £20</em>

United in loathing
By Stephen Pollard - 04 June 13:00

The Progressive Century: the future of the centre-left in Britain

Edited by Neal Lawson and Neil S

Novel of the week
By Martyn Bedford - 28 May 13:00

The Locust Room

John Burnside <em>Jonathan Cape, 277pp, £10</em>

ISBN 0224052926

Another big idea
By John Lloyd - 28 May 13:00

Bowling Alone

Robert Putnam <em>Simon and Schuster, 541pp, £17.99</em>

ISBN 0684832836

Commentary - The death of the public library
By Christopher Hawtree - 28 May 13:00

There are no votes in books, laments Christopher Hawtreein Brighton

Reading Tony Blair
By Robert Macfarlane - 28 May 13:00

Author Unknown: on the trail of Anonymous

Don Foster <em>Macmillan, 340pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 0333

Weeping in a Rolls-Royce
By Christopher Gasson - 28 May 13:00

Blood, Sweat and Tears: the evolution of work

Richard Donkin<em> Texere, 400pp, £18.99</em>

ISBN

Life is elsewhere
By Kathryn Hughes - 28 May 13:00

Beautiful Exile: the life of Martha Gellhorn

Carl Rollyson <em>Aurum Press, 304pp, £18.99</em>

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