The best is past
By Andrew Neil - 07 May 13:00

The Blair Effect

Edited by Anthony Seldon<em> Little, Brown, 672pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 0316856363

Mr Crusoe, I presume
By Beryl Bainbridge - 07 May 13:00

Selkirk's Island

Diana Souhami <em>Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 256pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 0297643851

Novel of the week
By Steven Poole - 07 May 13:00


Irvine Welsh <em>Jonathan Cape, 469pp, £12</em>

ISBN 0224061720

Novel of the week
By Gerry Feehily - 30 April 13:00

Hotel Honolulu

Paul Theroux <em>Hamish Hamilton, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0241141303

Unholy land
By Maurice Walsh - 30 April 13:00

Divided Jerusalem: the struggle for the Holy City

Bernard Wasserstein <em>Profile Books, 412pp, £2

The money-go-round
By Frank McLynn - 30 April 13:00

Napoleon and his Collaborators: the making of a dictatorship

Isser Woloch<em> W W Norton, 281pp, £

The funeral pyre
By Laura Roychowdhury - 30 April 13:00

Death by Fire: sati, dowry death and female infanticide in modern India

Mala Sen <em>Weidenfeld &

Tracks of our tears
By Christian Wolmar - 30 April 13:00

The Crash That Stopped Britain

Ian Jack <em>Granta, 96pp, £4.99</em>

ISBN 1862074682

The Mad Monk
By John Gray - 23 April 13:00

Keith Joseph

Andrew Denham and Mark Garnett <em>Acumen, 480pp, £25</em>

ISBN 190268303X

The sense of an ending
By Terri Natale - 23 April 13:00

The Journey Home

Olaf Olafsson <em>Faber and Faber, 296pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0571204740

Going underground
By Edward Platt - 23 April 13:00

Tunnel Visions: journeys of an underground philosopher

Christopher Ross <em>Fourth Estate, 178pp,

Novel of the week
By Henry Hitchings - 23 April 13:00

Landor's Tower

Iain Sinclair <em>Granta, 345pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 1862070180

The end of racism
By Frank Furedi - 23 April 13:00

The Problem of Race in the 21st Century

Thomas C Holt <em>Harvard University Press, 160pp, £15.95<

Terminal decrepitude
By Nicholas Clee - 23 April 13:00

Book Business: publishing past, present and future

Jason Epstein <em>W W Norton, 188pp, £16.95</em

An American tragedy
By Nicola Upson - 23 April 13:00

The Cold Six Thousand

James Ellroy <em>Century, 672pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0712648178

He is everywhere
By Maggie Gee - 16 April 13:00

A View of Delft: Vermeer then and now

Anthony Bailey <em>Chatto & Windus, 272pp, £16.99</em>


The lust for life
By Anthony Clare - 16 April 13:00

The Madness of Adam and Eve: how schizophrenia shaped humanity

David Horrobin <em>Bantam Press, 27

Novel of the week
By Patricia Duncker - 16 April 13:00


Jane Stevenson <em>Jonathan Cape, 304pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 0224061402

A scratchy woollen jumper that doesn't quite fit. Adam Newey finds too much romanticised Oirishness in Seamus Heaney's poetry
By Adam Newey - 16 April 13:00

Electric Light

Seamus Heaney <em>Faber and Faber, 96pp, £14.99 hbk</em>

ISBN 0571207626

The death match
By Henry Sheen - 16 April 13:00

Dynamo: defending the honour of Kiev

Andy Dougan<em> Fourth Estate, 254pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 1841

No lunch today. Jo-Anne Nadler explains why the Tories secretly love Alastair Campbell
By Jo-Anne Nadler - 16 April 13:00

The Control Freaks

Nicholas Jones <em>Politico's Publishing, 256pp, £18.99</em>

ISBN 1902301765

Sophisticated foreplay
By Martyn Bedford - 16 April 13:00

Houdini's Box: on the art of escape

Adam Phillips <em>Faber and Faber, 176pp, £9.99</em>


Feminist icon
By Rachel Cooke - 09 April 13:00

Hellish Nell: last of Britain's witches

Malcolm Gaskill <em>Fourth Estate, 402pp, £15.99</em>


Wedding bells and blues
By Victoria Griffin - 09 April 13:00

A History of the Wife

Marilyn Yalom <em>Rivers Oram Press/Pandora, 408pp, £20</em>

ISBN 08635842

Here's to you, Mr R
By Peter Riddell - 09 April 13:00

The Paymaster: Geoffrey Robinson, Maxwell and new Labour

Tom Bower <em>Simon & Schuster, 272pp, £1