Who will you vote for?
By Staff blogger - 10 April 13:00

We asked a selection of well-known Londoners and <em>NS </em>contributors to share their preferences

The mad monk
By Hugo Barnacle - 10 April 13:00

Rasputin: the last word

Edvard Radzinsky <em>Weidenfeld, 524pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0297819755

Livingstone threatens paralysis
By Steve Richards - 10 April 13:00

Ken is back, and he's as exciting as ever. But Steve Richardsfears that it will all end in acrimony,

Mass culture demands a platform
By Billy Bragg - 10 April 13:00

<em>London's growth sectors</em> - Art & Music

Return of the native
By Phil Whitaker - 03 April 13:00

When We Were Orphans

Kazuo Ishiguro <em>Faber, 256pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0571203841

Boys and girls
By Rowan Pelling - 03 April 13:00

Overloaded: popular culture and the future of feminism

Imelda Whelehan (ed) <em>The Women's Press,

Slice of life
By Vicky Hutchings - 03 April 13:00

Before you Sleep

Linn Ullmann <em>Picador, 272pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0330481193

Walking on eyeballs
By Paul Routledge - 03 April 13:00

Gout: the patrician malady

Roy Porter & G S Rousseau <em>Yale University Press, 393pp, £13.95</em>

Fateful tango
By John Dugdale - 03 April 13:00

Playing for Keeps: Michael Jordan and the world he made

David Halberstam <em>Yellow Jersey Press,

Kosovo - Instant history
By Stephen Howe - 03 April 13:00

Kosovo: War and Revenge

Tim Judah<em> Yale University Press, 288pp, £12.95</em>

ISBN 0300083548

Novel of the week
By Martyn Bedford - 03 April 13:00

The Danish girl

David Ebershoff <em>Weidenfeld, 310pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0670888087

Emotional geography
By Sylvia Brownrigg - 27 March 13:00

Jigsaw: an unsentimental education

Sybille Bedford <em>Penguin Twentieth Century Classics, 351pp,

Cleared to go
By Gemma O'Connor - 27 March 13:00

Hungry for Home

Cole Moreton <em>Viking, 278pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 0670880124

Novel of the week
By Douglas McCabe - 27 March 13:00

Under the Skin

Michel Faber <em>Canongate, 296pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0862419271

Bad faith
By Richard Beeston - 27 March 13:00

Taliban: Islam, oil and the new great game in central Asia

Ahmed Rashid <em>I B Tauris, 874pp, £12

The buzzword
By Alexander Chancellor - 27 March 13:00

Nobrow: the culture of marketing the marketing of culture

John Seabrook <em>Methuen, 213pp, £9.99<

White and wrong
By Michael Barrett - 27 March 13:00

Livingstone's Tribe: A journey from Zanzibar to the Cape

Stephen Taylor <em>HarperCollins, 260pp,

By Nick Fearn - 20 March 12:00

Impostors: six kinds of liar

Sarah Burton <em>Viking, 238pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 0670885746

Home run
By Alan Mahar - 20 March 12:00

The New City

Stephen Amidon <em>Doubleday, 432pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 0385600925

Guilty secret
By Baret Magarian - 20 March 12:00

A Gesture Life

Chang-Rae Lee <em>Granta, 356pp £16.99</em>

ISBN 1862073376

Fatal maladies
By Frank McLynn - 20 March 12:00

Disease and History

Fredrick F Cartwright and Michael Biddiss <em>Sutton, 230pp, £20</em>


Ghost town
By Harry Mount - 20 March 12:00

The Last Survivor: in search of Martin Zaidenstadt

Timothy W Ryback <em>Picador, 195pp, £14.99</em

Cartesian capers
By Jennie Matthew - 20 March 12:00

Theory of Flesh

John Binias <em>Macmillan, 248pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0333766644

Novel of the week
By Phil Whitaker - 20 March 12:00

The Abomination

Paul Golding <em>Picador, 515pp, £16</em>

ISBN 0330392662

Pontifical Polonius
By Nick Cohen - 20 March 12:00

The Third Way and its Critics

Anthony Giddens <em>Polity Press, 176pp, £7.99</em>

ISBN 07456245

Gone shopping
By Guy Mannes-Abbott - 13 March 12:00

The Arcades Project

Walter Benjamin <em>Harvard University Press,1074 pp, £24.95</em>

ISBN 06740

Maths mad
By James Hopkin - 13 March 12:00

Uncle Petros and Goldbach's conjecture

Apostolos Doxiadis <em>Faber, 209pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 057