Gold-diggers
By Lisa Jardine - 26 February 12:00

The Philosopher's Stone: a quest for the secrets of alchemy

Peter Marshall <em>Macmillan, 545pp, £

Truth, integrity, gossip
By Ian Hargreaves - 26 February 12:00

The Indigenous Public Sphere: the reporting and reception of indigenous issues in the Australian med

Novel of the week
By Martyn Bedford - 19 February 12:00

Perfect Tense

Michael Bracewell <em>Jonathan Cape, 169pp, £10</em>

ISBN 0224044516

Inventing allies in the sky. Stephen Jay Gould has written his most disappointing book, a wrong-headed attempt to equate religion with morality. By Kenan Malik
By Kenan Malik - 19 February 12:00

Rocks of Ages: science and religion in the fullness of life

Stephen Jay Gould<em> Jonathan Cape, 241pp, £14.99 ISBN 0224060929</em>

Love online
By Mick Hume - 19 February 12:00

Cybersex: uncovering the secret world of Internet sex

Dr Kimberly Young<em> Carlton Books, 206pp,

Commentary - Why I hate Hannibal Lecter
By Amanda Craig - 19 February 12:00

Amanda Craig deplores the cult of the snobbish cannibal

The Sun is God
By Maggie Gee - 19 February 12:00

The Oxford Companion to J M W Turner

Evelyn Joll, Martin Butlin and Luke Herrmann (eds) <em>OUP, 4

Rewriting the self
By Roz Kaveney - 19 February 12:00

Tiger's Eye

Inga Clendinnen <em>Jonathan Cape, 289pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0224061232

Fade to Gray
By John Redwood - 19 February 12:00

The Two Faces of Liberalism

John Gray <em>Polity Press, 168pp, £35</em>

ISBN 0745622585

Laureate of shame
By Maurice Walsh - 19 February 12:00

Emerald Germs of Ireland

Patrick McCabe <em>Picador, 380pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 0330391615

Home bird
By Amelia Morrey - 19 February 12:00

Backpack

Emily Barr<em> Headline, 375pp, £5.99</em>

ISBN 074726676X

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

Wrong but wromantic
By Robert Winder - 12 February 12:00

England: the making of the myth

Maureen Duffy<em> Fourth Estate, 274pp, £13.99</em>

ISBN 1841151

Novel of the week
By Patricia Duncker - 12 February 12:00

The Love of Stones

Tobias Hill <em>Faber, 396pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0571194540

Crossed swords
By Amanda Craig - 12 February 12:00

Noughts and Crosses

Malorie Blackman <em>Doubleday, 446pp, £10.99</em>

ISBN 0385600089

Sink schools
By Ray Honeyford - 12 February 12:00

State Schools: new Labour and the Conservative legacy

Edited by Clyde Chitty and John Dunford <em>

Polly-Wally Doodle
By Mick Hume - 12 February 12:00

Did Things Get Better?

Polly Toynbee and David Walker <em>Penguin, 274pp, £6.99</em>

ISBN 014100

Social bandits
By Stephen Howe - 12 February 12:00

The Many-Headed Hydra: the hidden history of the revolutionary Atlantic

Peter Linebaugh and Marcus

Right on, sister
By Wendy Holden - 12 February 12:00

Four Blondes

Candace Bushnell <em>Abacus, 320pp, £6.99</em>

ISBN 034911403X

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

An Obedient Father

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

ISBN 0571206735

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

Dim-wits
By Nicholas Fearn - 05 February 12:00

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

Stephen Wilson <em>Hambledon

Self-positioning
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

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