Mugging de Queen's English
By Francis Gilbert - 15 January 12:00

Commentary - Francis Gilbert applauds the culling of poetry's old guard from the school curriculum

Jacobean rough cuts
By Rowan Pelling - 15 January 12:00

Castration: an abbreviated history of western manhood

Gary Taylor <em>Routledge, 304pp, £15.99</em

Lost in Euroland
By John Lloyd - 15 January 12:00

Separate Ways: Britain and Europe

Peter Shore <em>Duckworth, 224pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0715629727

Trust no one
By Mick Hume - 15 January 12:00

Conspiracy Culture: from Kennedy to the X Files

Peter Knight <em>Routledge, 304pp, £12.99</em>


Novel of the week
By James Hopkin - 15 January 12:00

White Raven

Andrzej Stasiuk <em>Serpent's Tail, 256pp, £12</em>

ISBN 1852426675

Crapping on your doorstep
By Martyn Bedford - 15 January 12:00

In this Block There Lives a Slag

Bill Broady<em> Flamingo, 242pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0002259478

By Julian Keeling - 15 January 12:00

The Blood of Strangers: true stories from the emergency room

Frank Huyler<em> Fourth Estate, 182pp

A ventriloquist's tale
By D J Taylor - 08 January 12:00

True History of the Kelly Gang

Peter Carey <em>Faber and Faber, 350pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 05711921

I'm a Madeira cake
By John Dugdale - 08 January 12:00

The Constant Gardener

John le Carre <em>Hodder & Stoughton, 508pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0340733373

Culture club
By Lisa Allardice - 08 January 12:00

Smashing People

Michael Fishwick <em>Jonathan Cape, 250pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 0224061283

By Katie Owen - 08 January 12:00

The Peppered Moth

Margaret Drabble <em>Viking, 392pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0670894001

Unjustly ignored. Martyn Goff, eminence grise of the Booker Prize, chooses his own novel of the year
By Martyn Goff - 25 December 12:00

Miss Garnet's Angel

Salley Vickers <em>HarperCollins, 342pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0002261154

Black and white
By Philippa Boston - 25 December 12:00

Friends and Enemies: our need to love and hate

Dorothy Rowe <em>HarperCollins, 551pp, £19.99 </em>

Final whistle
By Mark Perryman - 25 December 12:00

Paolo Di Canio

Paolo Di Canio <em>Collins Willow, 286pp, £16.99 </em>

ISBN 0007106823


Seeing the truth
By Magnus Magnusson - 25 December 12:00

Magnus Magnusson celebrates the work of the great Icelandic Nobel laureate Halldor Laxness

Fall into reason. Edward Skidelsky on Freud the theologian, a spinner of secular myths
By Edward Skidelsky - 25 December 12:00

Freud: darkness in the midst of vision

Louis Breger <em>John Wiley, 472pp, £19.99</em>

ISBN 047

Dirty old man
By Will Self - 25 December 12:00

The Annotated Alice: the definitive edition

Lewis Carroll, with an introduction by Martin Gardner

Commentary - The rise of the literary jukebox
By Graham Bendel - 25 December 12:00

Need a title for a new book? Look no further than your record collection. ByGraham Bendel

Devil worship
By Frank McLynn - 18 December 12:00

The Yellow Cross: the story of the last Cathars 1290-1329

Rene Weis<em> Viking, 453pp, £20</em>

Novel of the week
By Kathryn Heyman - 18 December 12:00

From Caucasia, With Love

Danzy Senna <em>Bloomsbury, 413pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0747550425

A rust bowl
By Anthony Clare - 18 December 12:00

Perfidious Man

Will Self and David Gamble<em> Viking, 160pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0670889814

Missing in action
By Adam Newey - 18 December 12:00

Keith Douglas: the complete poems

Edited by Desmond Graham <em>Faber & Faber, 175pp, £12.99</em>

Fatuous foodies
By Bee Wilson - 18 December 12:00

The Return of the Naked Chef

Jamie Oliver <em>Michael Joseph, 288pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0718144392

Losing the plot
By John Colvin - 18 December 12:00

Guilty Victim: Austria from the Holocaust to Haider

Hella Pick<em> I B Tauris, 256pp, £24.50</em>

I saw the world end
By Henry Sheen - 11 December 12:00

Journey to Portugal

Jose Saramago <em>Harvill Press, 463pp, £20</em>

ISBN 1860467040