The end of an empire
By George Lucas - 08 October 13:00

The Rise and Fall of Marks & Spencer

Judi Bevan <em>Profile Books, 269pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 18619

Novel of the week
By Martyn Bedford - 08 October 13:00


Alan Judd <em>HarperCollins, 265pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0002259400

Paperback reader
By Alex Gibbons - 08 October 13:00

Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury <em>HarperCollins, 172pp, £7.99</em>

ISBN 0006546064

Achievement famine
By Kathryn Hughes - 08 October 13:00


Chris Rojek <em>Reaktion Books, 208pp, £12.95</em>

ISBN 1861891040

His own journey
By Stephen Pollard - 08 October 13:00

Politics and Progress

David Blunkett<em> Politico's, 170pp, £8.99</em>

ISBN 1842750240

By Jackie Ashley - 08 October 13:00

Cherie: the perfect life of Mrs Blair

Linda McDougall <em>Politico's, 286pp, £17.99</em>


Faking it. Frank McLynn on the life of Prince Charles's celebrated guru: a fraud, liar and crazed right-winger
By Frank McLynn - 08 October 13:00

Storyteller: the many lives of Laurens van der Post

J D F Jones <em>John Murray, 505pp, £25</em>

Saving Vidia. James Wood on V S Naipaul: "the greatest living analyst of the colonial and post-colonial dilemma"
By David Edgar - 01 October 13:00

Half a Life

V S Naipaul <em>Picador, 224pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 0330485164

Novel of the week
By Stephanie Merritt - 01 October 13:00

The Sweetest Dream

Doris Lessing <em>Flamingo, 479pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0002261618

Live to eat
By Decca Aitkenhead - 01 October 13:00

Happy Days with the Naked Chef

Jamie Oliver <em>Michael Joseph, 320pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0718144848

Of saints and martyrs
By Adam Newey - 01 October 13:00

Here to Eternity: an anthology of poetry

Selected by Andrew Motion <em>Faber and Faber, 402pp, £16

The good apprentice
By Bryan Appleyard - 01 October 13:00

Iris Murdoch: a life

Peter J Conradi <em>HarperCollins, 706pp, £24.99</em>

ISBN 0002571234

For ever George
By Roger Lewis - 01 October 13:00

A Commonplace Book

Alec Guinness <em>Hamish Hamilton, 163pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 024114146X

The fear of life
By Mick Hume - 01 October 13:00

Vigor Mortis: the end of the death taboo

Kate Berridge <em>Profile Books, 273pp, £17.99</em>


Paperback reader
By Lisa Allardice - 01 October 13:00

Aiding and Abetting

Muriel Spark <em>Penguin, 211pp, £5.99</em>

ISBN 0670894281

An imperfect spy
By Phillip Knightley - 01 October 13:00

Open Secret: the autobiography of the former director-general of MI5

Stella Rimington <em>Hutchins

Paperback reader
By Peter Wilby - 24 September 13:00

A Short Walk Down Fleet Street

Alan Watkins <em>Duckbacks, 311pp, £6.99</em>

ISBN 0715629107

Convert to Islam
By Karen Armstrong - 24 September 13:00

The Lost Messiah: in search of Sabbatai Sevi

John Freely <em>Viking, 275pp, £20</em>

ISBN 067088

Novel of the week
By Gerry Feehily - 24 September 13:00

The Anatomy School

Bernard MacLaverty <em>Jonathan Cape, 355pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 0224062026

Like father like scum
By Christopher Bray - 24 September 13:00

Lucky Him: the life of Kingsley Amis

Richard Bradford <em>Peter Owen, 448pp, £22.50 </em>


By A N Wilson - 24 September 13:00

The Mitford Girls: the biography of an extraordinary family

Mary S Lovell <em>Little, Brown, 611pp

Girls just wanna have fun
By Jennie Bristow - 24 September 13:00

One-Hit Wonder

Lisa Jewell <em>Penguin, 450pp, £6.99</em>

ISBN 0140295968



A butler's work
By Henry Sheen - 24 September 13:00

Zeno and the Tortoise: how to think like a philosopher

Nicholas Fearn <em>Atlantic Books, 187pp, £

Paperback reader
By Alex Gibbons - 17 September 13:00

Loco: advice for travellers

John Binias <em>Macmillan, 243pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0333905652

Auntie Alan. The cult of Alan Bennett, the nation's favourite teddy bear, is tiresome, writes Adam Newey. He is provincial, class-obsessed and nostalgic
By Adam Newey - 17 September 13:00

Backing into the Limelight: the biography of Alan Bennett

Alexander Games <em>Headline, 320pp, £18

Still gloomy after all these years
By Robert Taylor - 17 September 13:00

The Verdict of Peace: Britain between her yesterday and the future

Correlli Barnett <em>Macmillan,

Woman with no agenda
By Zoe Williams - 17 September 13:00

Madonna: queen of the world

Douglas Thompson <em>John Blake Publishing, 290pp, £16.99</em>