Oral excess
By David Vincent - 11 March 12:00

The Sea Kingdoms: The story of Celtic Britain and Ireland

Alistair Moffat <em>HarperCollins, 316pp

The big man
By Graham Boynton - 11 March 12:00

Degrees in Violence: Robert Mugabe and the struggle for power in Zimbabwe

David Blair<em> Continuu

Paperback reader
By Alex Gibbons - 11 March 12:00

Something like a house

Sid Smith <em>Picador, 227pp, £6.99</em>

ISBN 0330480871

A war of ghosts
By Anthony Howard - 11 March 12:00

The Secret State: Whitehall and the Cold War

Peter Hennessy <em>Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 234

Murder down under
By Vicky Hutchings - 11 March 12:00

A Child's Book of True Crime

Chloe Hooper<em> Jonathan Cape, 238pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0224062379

Good-time girls
By Edwina Currie - 11 March 12:00

The Book Of The Courtesans: A Catalogue of their Virtues

Susan Griffin <em>Macmillan, 324pp, £18.9

Antique roadshow
By Richard Gott - 11 March 12:00

Imperial Vanities: the Adventures of the Baker Brothers and Gordon of Khartoum

Brian Thompson <em>

Crime and punishment
By Robert Winder - 11 March 12:00

A Cold Case

Philip Gourevitch <em>Picador,184pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0330485040

Novel of the week
By Nicola Upson - 11 March 12:00

The Deadly Space Between

Patricia Duncker <em>Picador, 246pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 0330490095

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

Hard cell
By Razor Smith - 04 March 12:00

Buildings - Razor Smith gives an insider's view of a glossy account of prison architecture

Paperback reader
By Greg Eden - 04 March 12:00

The Horned Man

James Lasdun <em>Jonathan Cape, 195pp, £10.99</em>

ISBN 0224062174

Hurtling towards ruin
By Christopher Huhne - 04 March 12:00

Rainbow's End: the crash of 1929

Maury Klein <em>Oxford University Press, 366pp, £22.99</em>


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

A song for Jo
By Iain Dale - 04 March 12:00

Jo Grimond: Towards the Sound of Gunfire

Michael McManus<em> Birlinn, 460pp, £20</em>

ISBN 1902

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

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