By Maureen Freely - 03 December 12:00

Maureen Freely on Graham Greene's <em>The Quiet American</em>

By John Gray - 03 December 12:00

John Gray on T F Powys

By Edward Skidelsky - 03 December 12:00

Edward Skidelsky on Ernst Cassirer's<em> An Essay on Man</em>

Books of the year
By Staff blogger - 03 December 12:00

J G Ballard, Joan Bakewell, Lynn Barber,

Novel of the week
By Rachel Cooke - 26 November 12:00

The Smoke Jumper

Nicholas Evans <em>Bantam, 448pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0593045254

Paperback reader
By David Mattin - 26 November 12:00

England: an elegy

Roger Scruton <em>Pimlico, 270pp, £8.99</em>

ISBN 0712668055

The climate of treason. The true sin of the "Cambridge Five" was not betraying their country, but betraying their class. Richard Gott on a spy's life
By Richard Gott - 26 November 12:00

Anthony Blunt: his lives

Miranda Carter <em>Macmillan, 590pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0333633504

The first moderniser
By Glyn Ford - 26 November 12:00

Tony Benn: a political life

David Powell <em>Continuum, 256pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0826456995

Totally bigged up
By Zoe Williams - 26 November 12:00

Dead Famous

Ben Elton<em> Bantam Press, 339pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0593048040

I married a communist
By Kathryn Hughes - 26 November 12:00

How I Came Into My Inheritance and Other True Stories

Dorothy Gallagher<em> Picador, 208pp, £12.99

Easy rider
By William Leith - 26 November 12:00

McQueen: the biography

Christopher Sandford<em> HarperCollins, 497pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 000257195

King of infinite space
By Bryan Appleyard - 19 November 12:00

The Universe in a Nutshell

Stephen Hawking <em>Bantam Press, 216pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0593048156

Distant voices, still lives
By Nicholas Fearn - 19 November 12:00

Soldiers: fighting men's lives, 1901-2001

Philip Ziegler <em>Chatto & Windus, 368pp, £20</em>


Small-town blues
By Lisa Allardice - 19 November 12:00

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage

Alice Munro <em>Chatto & Windus, 323pp, £14.99

Fiction of the week
By Sebastian Shakespeare - 19 November 12:00

The Complete Short Stories

J G Ballard <em>Flamingo, 1,200pp, £25</em>

ISBN 0007124058

Predator turned prey
By Adam Newey - 19 November 12:00

Ted Hughes: the life of a poet

Elaine Feinstein <em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 273pp, £20</em>


Golden balls. Robert Winder on a hymn to Becks: a misunderstood victim and paragon of working-class values
By Robert Winder - 19 November 12:00

Burchill on Beckham

Julie Burchill <em>Yellow Jersey Press, 148pp, £10</em>

ISBN 0224061917

Paperback reader
By David Mattin - 19 November 12:00

The Legend of the Holy Drinker

Joseph Roth, translated by Michael Hofmann <em>Granta, 100pp, £6.99

Pilgrim's progress
By Edwina Currie - 12 November 12:00

Innocent in the House

Andy McSmith <em>Verso, 311pp, £13</em>

ISBN 1859846432

Paperback reader
By Jason Cowley - 12 November 12:00

On Histories and Stories

A S Byatt <em>Vintage, 196pp, £7.99</em>

ISBN 0099283832

Dishonourable member
By Ann Widdecombe - 12 November 12:00

Image in the Water

Douglas Hurd <em>Little, Brown, 243pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0316857726

The Pickwickian PM. Richard Gott is amused by an international pariah and provocateur, and by a lightweight historian with flair
By Richard Gott - 12 November 12:00

Churchill's War: triumph and adversity

David Irving <em>Focal Point Publications, 1,051pp, £25</em

Conservative pessimism
By Melanie McDonagh - 12 November 12:00

Unfinest Hour: Britain and the destruction of Bosnia

Brendan Simms <em>Penguin, 462pp, £18.99</em>

Founding father
By Steve Richards - 12 November 12:00

Kinnock: the biography

Martin Westlake <em>Little, Brown, 768pp, £25</em>

ISBN 0316848719

Suffragette city
By Suzi Feay - 12 November 12:00

The Pankhursts

Martin Pugh <em>Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 608pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0713994398

Against conformity
By Andrew Martin - 05 November 12:00

An Audience with an Elephant

Byron Rogers <em>Aurum Press, 256pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 1854107860