Playpen world. Jennie Bristow on the cult of mummy lit
By Jennie Bristow - 17 December 12:00

Three Shoes, One Sock and No Hairbrush

Rebecca Abrams<em> Cassell, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0304354295

Lesbians are us. Adam Newey; 101 reasons to read poetry
By Adam Newey - 17 December 12:00

101 Poems by 101 Women

Germaine Greer (editor) <em>Faber and Faber, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0571207340

The dog that barked in the night. William Cook on the enduring appeal of The Hounds of the Baskervilles, 100 years after first publication
By William Cook - 17 December 12:00

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle<em> Penguin, £4.99</em>

ISBN 014043786X

High art lite. Nicholas Blincoe deconstructs the most hyped novel of the year
By Nicholas Blincoe - 10 December 12:00

The Corrections

Jonathan Franzen <em>Fourth Estate, 566pp, £17.99</em>

ISBN 1841156728

After the gold rush
By Adam Wishart - 10 December 12:00

A Very Public Offering: a rebel's story of business

excess, success and reckoning

Stephan Patern

Dishonourable member
By Iain Dale - 10 December 12:00

No, Prime Minister

Teresa Gorman<em> Blake Publishing, 368pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 1904034004

Passing the baton
By Stephen Pollard - 10 December 12:00

Simon Rattle: from Birmingham to Berlin

Nicholas Kenyon <em>Faber and Faber, 358pp, £20</em>


Mother love
By Ann Widdecombe - 10 December 12:00

Mary: the unauthorised biography

Michael Jordan <em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 338pp, £14.99</em>


Trucking hell
By Ed Platt - 10 December 12:00

The Eddie Stobart Story

Hunter Davies<em> HarperCollins, 282pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 0007115970

Think again
By Rana Kabbani - 10 December 12:00

Three Journeys in the Levant

Shusha Guppy<em> Starhaven, 146pp, £10</em>

ISBN 0936315172

Novel of the week
By Nicola Upson - 10 December 12:00

The Stone Council

Jean-Christophe Grange, translated by Ian Monk <em>Harvill Press, 373pp, £10</em

Paperback reader
By Jeremy Worman - 10 December 12:00

War, Baby

Kevin Mitchell <em>Yellow Jersey Press, 184pp, £10 </em>

ISBN 0224060724

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,

Bookmarks - Five writers, in our occasional series, return to works of great personal or public moment
By Jenny Turner - 03 December 12:00

Jenny Turner on L M Montgomery's <em>Anne of Green Gables</em>

By Stephen Amidon - 03 December 12:00

Stephen Amidon on Walker Percy's <em>The Moviegoer</em>

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

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

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