By Edward Platt - 18 September 13:00

Roads: a millennial journey along America's greatest interstate highways

Larry McMurtry <em>Orion,

Well-hung tongue
By Anne Somerset - 18 September 13:00

Elizabeth I: collected works

Edited by Leah S Marcus, Janel Mueller and Mary Beth Rose <em>Univers

Sex with sister
By Tom Holland - 18 September 13:00

Augusta Leigh: Byron's half-sister

Michael and Melissa Bakewell <em>Chatto & Windus, 438pp, £25</e

Novel of the week
By John Gray - 11 September 13:00


J G Ballard <em>Flamingo, 392pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0002258471

Commentary - Glittering prize
By Jason Cowley - 11 September 13:00

Jason Cowley, in Zimbabwe, reports on the inaugural Caine Prize for African fiction

By Geoffrey Wheatcroft - 11 September 13:00

Troublemaker: the life and history of A J P Taylor

Kathleen Burk<em> Yale UP, 491pp, £19.95</em>

That summer
By James Gregory - 11 September 13:00

The Battle

Richard Overy <em>Penguin, 177pp, £4.99</em>

ISBN 0140294198

Lost continent
By Isabel Hilton - 11 September 13:00

Dealing with the Dragon: a year in the new Hong Kong

Jonathan Fenby <em>Little, Brown, 312pp, £14.

Turkish delight
By James Hopkin - 11 September 13:00

The Stone Woman

Tariq Ali <em>Verso, 271pp, £15</em>

ISBN 1859847641

Mother Teresa of Tatton
By Christine Hamilton - 11 September 13:00

An Accidental M.P

Martin Bell <em>Viking, 240pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0670892319

High-class gossip
By Andrew Lycett - 11 September 13:00

Daring to Hope: the diaries and letters of Violet Bonham Carter 1946-1969

Edited by Mark Pottle<em

Novel of the week
By Nicola Upson - 04 September 13:00

Nineteen Seventy Seven

David Peace <em>Serpent's Tail, 342pp, £8.99</em>

ISBN 185242639X

Breaking rules
By Hugo Barnacle - 04 September 13:00

All Hail the New Puritans

Edited by Nicholas Blincoe and Matt Thorne <em>Fourth Estate, 204pp, £10

Union city blues
By Tom Nairn - 04 September 13:00

Claiming Scotland: national identity and liberal culture

Jonathan Hearn <em>Polygon at Edinburgh,

How the dead live
By Matthew Jennings - 04 September 13:00

Going Gently

David Nobbs <em>Heinemann, 412pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 0434007846

Simply true
By Toby Mundy - 04 September 13:00

Call If You Need Me: the uncollected fiction and prose

Raymond Carver <em>Harvill, 312pp, £15</em>

Feel the detail
By Kathryn Hughes - 04 September 13:00

Romanticism and its Discontents

Anita Brookner <em>Viking, 198pp, £25</em>

ISBN 0670892122

Clean mac brigade
By Robert Winder - 28 August 13:00

Holistic Revolution

Edited by William Bloom <em>Allen Lane, 416pp, £18.99</em>

ISBN 0713994215

A draught of vintage
By Jonathan Ray - 28 August 13:00

A Short History of Wine

Rod Phillips <em>Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 416pp, £21</em>

ISBN 071

Novel of the week
By Elizabeth Young - 28 August 13:00


J T LeRoy <em>Bloomsbury, 166pp, £6.99</em>

ISBN 0747549281

Rumble in the jungle
By Michael Barrett - 28 August 13:00

In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz: living on the brink of disaster in the Congo

Michela Wrong <em>Fourt

A Laboured death
By James Harkin - 21 August 13:00

A Sympathetic Hanging

Nigel Farndale <em>Quartet, 240pp, £10</em>

ISBN 0704381419

Latin fever
By Maurice Walsh - 21 August 13:00

Magical Urbanism: Latinos reinvent the US big City

Mike Davis <em>Verso, 193pp, £12</em>


The longest journey
By Henry Sheen - 21 August 13:00

Yellow Fever: the dark heart of the Tour de France

Jeremy Whittle <em>Headline, 307pp, £6.99</em>

Novel of the week
By James Hopkin - 21 August 13:00

In a Dark Wood

Amanda Craig <em>Fourth Estate, 276pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 1857026829