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

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

Clash of civilisations
By Victoria Clark - 16 October 13:00

The Balkans

Mark Mazower<em> Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 170pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 0297643991

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

United they stand
By David Marquand - 09 October 13:00

Servants of the People: the inside story on new Labour

Andrew Rawnsley <em>Hamish Hamilton, 448pp,

The impossibility of love. Edward Skidelsky on the failure and despair of Bertrand Russell
By Edward Skidelsky - 09 October 13:00

Bertrand Russell 1921-70: The Ghost of Madness

Ray Monk <em>Jonathan Cape, 574pp, £25</em>


Novel of the week
By Justine Ettler - 09 October 13:00


Jayne Anne Phillips <em>Cape, 292pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 0099288737

Cleaved apart
By James Hopkin - 09 October 13:00


John Banville <em>Picador, 214pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 0330339338

Posh revolutionary
By Mark Perryman - 09 October 13:00

Articles of Resistance

Paul Foot <em>Bookmarks, 318pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 1898876649

Two fat drunks
By Henry Sheen - 09 October 13:00

The Best of Enemies: England v Germany, a century of football rivalry

David Downing <em>Bloomsbury

Mad - and bad
By Godfrey Hodgson - 09 October 13:00

The Arrogance of Power: the secret world of Richard Nixon

Anthony Summers with Robbyn Swan <em>Vic

Novel of the week
By Martyn Bedford - 02 October 13:00

In the Shape of a Boar

Lawrence Norfolk <em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 320pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0297

Trusty sward
By Julian Keeling - 02 October 13:00

The Grass is Greener: our love affair with the lawn

Tom Fort <em>HarperCollins, 278pp, £12.99</em>

One-eyed prophet
By Mick Hume - 02 October 13:00

Captive State: the corporate takeover of Britain

George Monbiot<em> Macmillan, 415pp, £12.99</em>

The greatest tit
By Malcolm Rifkind - 02 October 13:00

Life in the Jungle: my autobiography

Michael Heseltine<em> Hodder & Stoughton, 560pp, £20 ISBN 0340739150</em>

History from above
By Stephen Howe - 02 October 13:00

Empire: the Russian empire and its rivals

Dominic Lieven<em> John Murray, 486pp, £27.50</em>


Virgin suicide
By Elaine Showalter - 02 October 13:00

The Blind Assassin

Margaret Atwood <em>Bloomsbury, 521pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0747549370