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>


Telling truths
By Kathryn Hughes - 06 November 12:00

Iris Origo: Marchesa of Val d'Orcia

Caroline Moorehead <em>John Murray, 361pp, £22</em>

ISBN 071

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>


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

The Means of Escape

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

ISBN 0007100302

Fruits of bitterness
By Ruth Scurr - 30 October 12:00

Mary Shelley

Miranda Seymour <em>John Murray, 655pp, £25</em>

ISBN 0719557119

Burning dazzle
By Amanda Craig - 30 October 12:00

The Amber Spyglass

Philip Pullman <em>Scholastic, 560pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 0590542443

Rake's progress
By Jonathan Ray - 30 October 12:00

Amphibious Thing: the life of Lord Hervey

Lucy Moore<em> Viking, 376pp, £20</em>

ISBN 067089786X

Making weather
By Sarah Hogg - 30 October 12:00

The Prime Minister: the office and its holders since 1945

Peter Hennessy <em>Allen Lane, The Pengu

Into the void
By John Binias - 30 October 12:00

The Book of Nothing

John D Barrow <em>Jonathan Cape, 380pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0224059629


Novel of the week
By Toby Mundy - 30 October 12:00

The General of the Dead Army

Ismail Kadare <em>Harvill, 264pp, £10.99</em>

ISBN 1860466443

Crime waves
By Nicola Upson - 30 October 12:00

The Last Precinct

Patricia Cornwell <em>Little, Brown, 449pp, £16.99 </em>

ISBN 0316646245

Failed fascist
By Franck McLynn - 30 October 12:00

Some Sort of Genius: a life of Wyndham Lewis

Paul O'Keefe <em>Jonathan Cape, 697pp, £25</em>


Novel of the week
By Toby Mundy - 23 October 13:00

Black Cat

Martyn Bedford <em>Viking, 234pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0670879657

Scary monsters
By Hugo Barnacle - 23 October 13:00

Man, Beast and Zombie: what science can and cannot tell us about human nature

Kenan Malik <em>Weid

Road to nowhere
By Julian Keeling - 23 October 13:00

Bob Dylan: behind the shades

Clinton Heylin <em>Viking, 800pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0670885061

Under the Soviet skin
By Oliver Ready - 23 October 13:00

Inside Stalin's Russia: the diaries of Reader Bullard 1930-1934

Edited by Julian and Margaret Bull

A man of many quotes
By Brenda Maddox - 23 October 13:00

Wordsworth: a life

Juliet Barker <em>Viking, 971pp, £25</em>

ISBN 067087213X

Wild thing
By Graham Bendel - 23 October 13:00


Mary Woronov<em> Serpent's Tail, 214pp, £13.99</em>

ISBN 1852426578

Sick society
By Mick Hume - 23 October 13:00

The Tyranny of Health: doctors and the regulation of lifestyle

Michael Fitzpatrick <em>Routledge,

Missing Zen
By Caroline Iggulden - 16 October 13:00


Michael Dibdin <em>Faber & Faber, 179pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0571204848

The unhappy prince
By Kathryn Hughes - 16 October 13:00

The Importance of being Edward: king in waiting 1841-1901

Stanley Weintraub <em>John Murray, 443pp

Into the labyrinth. Peter Ackroyd's new book on London renders all others on the subject redundant. Will Self reads a contemporary masterpiece
By Will Self - 16 October 13:00

London: the biography

Peter Ackroyd <em>Chatto & Windus, 822pp, £25 </em>

ISBN 1856197166

Novel of the week
By Rebecca Abrams - 16 October 13:00

Only Human

Jenny Diski <em>Virago, 215pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 1860498396

Split personality
By Henry Hitchings - 16 October 13:00

Romancing: the life and work of Henry Green

Jeremy Treglown <em>Faber & Faber, 340pp, £25</em>


By Michele Roberts - 16 October 13:00

Marguerite Duras: a life

Laure Adler <em>Victor Gollancz, 424pp, £25</em>

ISBN 0575067705

Guilty secrets
By William Cook - 16 October 13:00

The German Trauma: experiences and reflections 1938-2000

Gitta Sereny <em>Allen Lane, The Penguin

Tea-party vicar
By David Cox - 16 October 13:00

Citizen Greg: the extraordinary story of Greg Dyke and how he captured the BBC

Chris Horrie and St