Great escapes
By John Colvin - 12 February 12:00

The War Behind the Wire

Patrick Wilson <em>Pen and Sword, 244pp, £16.95</em>

ISBN 0850527457

Herculean labour
By Matthew Jennings - 05 February 12:00

The Hesperides Tree

Nicholas Mosley <em>Secker & Warburg, 312pp, 15.99</em>

ISBN 0436205483

Tasting the breeze
By Stephen Amidon - 05 February 12:00

The Body Artist

Don DeLillo <em>Picador, 124pp, £13.99</em>

ISBN 0330484958

Crime waves
By Nicola Upson - 05 February 12:00

Big Sky

Gareth Creer <em>Doubleday, 316pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0385602308

Voluntary Madness

Maiden aunt
By Lisa Allardice - 05 February 12:00

Jane Austen

Carol Shields<em> Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 208pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0297646192

By Nicholas Fearn - 05 February 12:00

The Magical Universe: everyday ritual and magic in pre-modern Europe

Stephen Wilson <em>Hambledon

Novel of the week
By Vicky Hutchings - 05 February 12:00

An Obedient Father

Akhil Sharma <em> Faber, 282pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0571206735

Novel of the week
By Alison Woodhouse - 29 January 12:00

The Bay of Angels

Anita Brookner <em>Viking, 224pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0670896624

Arabs: the last Zionists
By Mark Mazower - 29 January 12:00

Sacred Landscape: the buried history of the Holy Land since 1948

Meron Benvenisti <em>University o

The dreaming
By James Hopkin - 29 January 12:00

Amaryllis Night and Day

Russell Hoban<em> Bloomsbury, 176pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0747552851

By Kathryn Hughes - 29 January 12:00

The Island of Lost Maps: a true story of cartographic crime

Miles Harvey<em> Weidenfeld & Nicolson

The Tiger Woods of literature?
By Jason Cowley - 29 January 12:00

Commentary - Jason Cowley asks if Zadie Smith can ever repeat her first, astonishing success

By Patricia Duncker - 29 January 12:00

The Bronte Myth

Lucasta Miller<em> Jonathan Cape, 335pp, £18.99</em>

ISBN 0224037455

Novel of the week
By Helen Haywood - 22 January 12:00

The Death of Vishnu

Manil Suri <em>Bloomsbury, 256pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0747552703

Working-class hero
By Adam Newey - 22 January 12:00

The Return

Andrei Platonov, translated by Robert Chandler et al <em>Harvill Press, 215pp, £9.99</e

The future is past
By Glyn Ford - 22 January 12:00

Ultra Nippon: how Japan reinvented football

Jonathan Birchall <em>Headline, 256pp, £16.99</em>


What, no Alastair Campbell?
By Hugo Barnacle - 22 January 12:00

Half in Love

Justin Cartwright <em>Sceptre, 309pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 0340766298

Out with the sprouts
By Henry Sheen - 22 January 12:00

Wittgenstein in Ireland

Richard Wall, translated by Martin Chalmers <em>Reaktion Books, 202pp, £1

By Julian Keeling - 15 January 12:00

The Blood of Strangers: true stories from the emergency room

Frank Huyler<em> Fourth Estate, 182pp

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>