Get shorty
By Keith Martin - 31 January 12:00

Neonlit: Time Out Book of New Writing, Volume 2

Nicholas Royle (editor) <em>Quartet Books, 224pp,

The reluctant redundant
By Rebecca Abrams - 31 January 12:00

Mr Phillips

John Lanchester <em>Faber & Faber, 247pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 057120161X

Disunited kingdom
By John Redwood - 31 January 12:00

The Day Britain Died

Andrew Marr <em>Profile Books, 251pp, £7.99</em>

ISBN 1861972237

Back in print
By Edward Platt - 24 January 12:00

The Conformist

Alberto Moravia <em>Prion Books, 384pp, £6.99</em>

ISBN 1853753130

Old man's darling
By Lisa Allardice - 24 January 12:00

The Constant Eye

Candida Clark <em>Chatto & Windus, 200pp, £10</em>

ISBN 0701169095

Prudence, no purpose
By Ed Miliband - 24 January 12:00

Stafford Cripps: a political life

Simon Burgess <em>Victor Gollancz, 316pp, £25</em>

ISBN 057506

Make it new
By Adam Newey - 24 January 12:00

Where the Sea Stands Still

Yang Lian (translated by Brian Holton) <em>Bloodaxe Books, 191pp, £8.95

Punch drunk
By Tony Van Den Bergh - 24 January 12:00

Twenty & Out: a life in boxing

Mickey Duff with Bob Mee <em>Collins Willow, 280pp, £16.99</em>

Stolen identity
By Jason Cowley - 24 January 12:00

My German Question: growing up in Nazi Berlin

Peter Gay <em>Yale University Press, 208pp, £16.50</

Hating the Irish
By Maurice Walsh - 17 January 12:00

The Last Days of Dublin Castle: the diaries of Mark Sturgis

Michael Hopkinson (editor) <em>Irish A

Selling space
By Hugh Aldersey-Williams - 17 January 12:00

Carl Sagan: a life

Keay Davidson <em>John Wiley, 540pp, £19.50</em>

ISBN 0471252867

Carl S

Time travel
By Christian Wolmar - 17 January 12:00

Railways and the Victorian Imagination

Michael Freeman <em>Yale University Press, 272pp, £25</em>

Harem politics
By Phil Whitaker - 17 January 12:00

What the Body Remembers

Shauna Singh Baldwin<em> Doubleday, 320pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0385600437

Black and white
By Aida Edemariam - 17 January 12:00

Big Men, Little People: encounters in Africa

Alec Russell <em>Macmillan, 306pp, £16.99</em>


Killer elite
By Frank McLynn - 17 January 12:00

Imperial Warriors: Britain and the Gurkhas

Tony Gould <em>Granta, 480pp, £20</em>

ISBN 186207284

Back in print
By Oliver Ready - 10 January 12:00

Her Privates We

Frederic Manning <em> Serpent's Tail, 247pp, £8.99</em>

ISBN 01852427175

Wretched defeat
By Edward Skidelsky - 10 January 12:00

Godless Morality

Richard Holloway <em>Canongate Books, 162pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0862419093

Lone fanatic
By Glyn Ford - 10 January 12:00

The Guerrilla Dynasty: politics and leadership in North Korea

Adrian Buzo <em>I B Tauris, 336pp,

The female gaze
By Rebecca Abrams - 10 January 12:00

Ten more important novels of the British century

Dusty relics
By Jason Cowley - 10 January 12:00

Jason Cowley on <em>Arete</em> and <em>London Magazine</em>

Film buffs
By Douglas McCabe - 10 January 12:00

Cult Movies

Karl French and Philip French <em>Pavilion, 240pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 1862051720

From the archive
By Staff blogger - 20 December 12:00

In the first of an occasional series we publish reviews of great books from the <em>NS</em> archive

The novel is dead, long live the novel
By Jason Cowley - 20 December 12:00

Far from being an exhausted art form, as V S Naipaul and others have argued, the novel is in robust

By Sarah Bancroft - 20 December 12:00

The American Century: Art & Culture (Two Volumes, 1900-1950; 1950-2000)

Lisa Phillips <em>Whitney

"I will arise again"
By Francis Gilbert - 20 December 12:00

Last month, after completing his biography of London, Peter Ackroyd suffered a huge heart attack. He

The Irish rover
By Nicholas Fearn - 20 December 12:00

The Falling Angels

John Walsh <em>HarperCollins, 282pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0002570602