Novel of the week
By William Cook - 04 December 12:00

Too Far Afield

Gunter Grass <em>Faber & Faber, 672pp, £25</em>

ISBN 0571190162

Action man
By David Steel - 04 December 12:00

The Ashdown Diaries: volume one - 1988-1997

<em>Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 638pp, £20</em>

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Robert Winder on Robert Browning's The Ring and the Book
By Robert Winder - 27 November 12:00

I cannot remember why I stuffed The Ring and the Book into a rucksack for a summer hitch-hiking tour of Europe. A cross between boastfulness and pragmatism, I expect: I needed something that could be sucked slowly.

Books of the Year
By Staff blogger - 27 November 12:00

Stephen Amidon on Herbert Marcuse's One-Dimensional Man
By Stephen Amidon - 27 November 12:00

One-Dimensional Man

Herbert Marcuse <em>Routledge, £11.99 pbk</em>

ISBN 0415074290

Will Self on Charles Maclean's St Kilda: Island on the Edge of the World
By Will Self - 27 November 12:00

St Kilda: Island on the Edge of the World

Charles Maclean <em>Canongate, £5.99 pbk</em>

ISBN 086

Kathryn Hughes on Carolyn Steedman's Landscape for a Good Woman
By Kathryn Hughes - 27 November 12:00

Landscape for a Good Woman

Carolyn Steedman <em>Virago, £8.99 pbk</em>

ISBN 0860685594

Michele Roberts on the novels of Colette
By Michele Roberts - 27 November 12:00

Colette has meant a lot to me both because of the books she wrote and the life she led.

A touch of evil. Reappraisal: Graham Greene
By John Gray - 27 November 12:00

He was Catholic, but his works are morally ambiguous. John Gray rereads Graham Greene

I shop: I am
By Bryan Appleyard - 20 November 12:00

Carried Away: the invention of modern shopping

Rachel Bowlby<em> Faber & Faber, 256pp, £12.99</em>

Life studies
By Lucy Moore - 20 November 12:00

Boswell's Presumptuous Task

Adam Sisman <em>Hamish Hamilton, 403pp, £17.99</em>

ISBN 0241136377

Lyme and punishment
By David Sharp - 20 November 12:00

Mendel's Demon

Mark Ridley <em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 348pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0297646346

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On the buttocks
By Elizabeth Young - 20 November 12:00

Period

Dennis Cooper <em>Serpent's Tail, 120pp, £8.99</em>

ISBN 1852426713

Ring of fire
By Geoffrey Wheatcroft - 20 November 12:00

Wagner and Philosophy

Bryan Magee <em>Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 416pp, £20</em>

ISBN 071399

Doomed youth
By James Holland - 20 November 12:00

Richard Hillary: the authorised biography of a Second World War fighter pilot and author of "The Las

Novel of the week
By Katie Owen - 20 November 12:00

Prodigal Summer

Barbara Kingsolver <em>Faber & Faber 464pp, £17.99</em>

ISBN 0571206387

The Lady of Camelot. Jan Morris on the sordid, selfish, greedy and squalid influences that blighted the life of the twice-widowed Jackie Kennedy
By Jan Morris - 20 November 12:00

America's Queen: the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Sarah Bradford <em>Viking, 701pp, £20 </em

Footnotes to history
By John Cole - 13 November 12:00

Commentary - Are political diaries penned for posterity or as pension plans, asks John Cole

Undercover hero
By Francis Gilbert - 13 November 12:00

Maskerado: dancing around death in Nazi Hungary

Tivadar Soros <em>Canongate, 208pp, £14.99</em>

Novel of the week
By Justine Ettler - 13 November 12:00

Bettany's Book

Thomas Keneally <em>Sceptre, 400pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0340610956

Escaping the net. Once decried as a great national blight, emigration is central to the modern Irish experience. Maurice Walsh on the untold story of the diaspora
By Maurice Walsh - 13 November 12:00

Wherever Green is Worn: the story of the Irish diaspora

Tim Pat Coogan <em>Hutchinson, 746pp, £25

Sold out
By John Binias - 13 November 12:00

The Business of Books: how the international conglomerates took over publishing and changed the way

The tyranny of words
By Mark Mazower - 13 November 12:00

The Language of the Third Reich LTI: Lingua Tertii Imperii

Victor Klemperer <em>The Athlone Press,

Polite revolution
By Kathryn Hughes - 13 November 12:00

Enlightenment: Britain and the creation of the modern world

Roy Porter <em>Allen Lane, The Penguin

The wind of change
By Alfred Sherman - 06 November 12:00

Just in Time: inside the Thatcher revolution

Sir John Hoskyns <em>Aurum Press, 432pp, £20</em>

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A foreign country
By Lisa Allardice - 06 November 12:00

The Means of Escape

Penelope Fitzgerald <em>Flamingo, 117pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0007100302

Novel of the week
By Hugo Barnacle - 06 November 12:00

The Golden Age

Gore Vidal <em>Little, Brown, 467pp, £17.99</em>

ISBN 0316854093

A red card
By Iain Dale - 06 November 12:00

The Heart Beats on the Left

Oskar Lafontaine <em>Polity Press, 240pp, £45 hbk/£12.99 pbk</em>

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Working-class hero
By Ian Williams - 06 November 12:00

Left Behind: lessons from Labour's heartland

Peter Kilfoyle <em>Politico's, 327pp, £17.99</em>

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