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>


Novel of the week
By Patricia Duncker - 25 September 13:00

The Flight of the Maidens

Jane Gardam <em>Chatto & Windus, 278pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 070116963X

Mass man
By Robert Winder - 25 September 13:00

The New Elites: making a career in the masses

George Walden <em>Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 209

Too much, too young
By Ivan Massow - 25 September 13:00

William Hague: in his own right

Jo-Anne Nadler <em>Politico's, 304pp, £17.99</em>

ISBN 190230165

A new left leader?
By Mick Hume - 25 September 13:00

England: an elegy

Roger Scruton <em>Chatto & Windus, 270pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 1856192512

Them and Us
By Brenda Maddox - 25 September 13:00


John Gribbin with Mary Gribbin <em>Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 198pp, £18.99</em>


Mr Worsthorne doesn't come here any more
By Ian Aitken - 25 September 13:00

A Short Walk Down Fleet Street

Alan Watkins <em>Duckworth, 272pp, £18</em>

ISBN 0715629107

Brothers in arms
By Paul Routledge - 25 September 13:00

The TUC: from the General Strike to the new unionism

Robert Taylor <em>Palgrave, 312pp, £45</em>

Well-hung tongue
By Anne Somerset - 18 September 13:00

Elizabeth I: collected works

Edited by Leah S Marcus, Janel Mueller and Mary Beth Rose <em>Univers

Sex with sister
By Tom Holland - 18 September 13:00

Augusta Leigh: Byron's half-sister

Michael and Melissa Bakewell <em>Chatto & Windus, 438pp, £25</e

By Adam Newey - 18 September 13:00

Paddling to Jerusalem: an aquatic tour of our small country

David Aaronovitch<em> Fourth Estate, 3

Novel of the week
By Lilian Pizzichini - 18 September 13:00

That Summer

Andrew Greig <em>Faber, 261pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0571204236

The road to war
By John Elliott - 18 September 13:00

Dragon Fire

Humphrey Hawksley<em> Macmillan, 365pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0333785959

By Edward Platt - 18 September 13:00

Roads: a millennial journey along America's greatest interstate highways

Larry McMurtry <em>Orion,

Lost continent
By Isabel Hilton - 11 September 13:00

Dealing with the Dragon: a year in the new Hong Kong

Jonathan Fenby <em>Little, Brown, 312pp, £14.

Turkish delight
By James Hopkin - 11 September 13:00

The Stone Woman

Tariq Ali <em>Verso, 271pp, £15</em>

ISBN 1859847641

Mother Teresa of Tatton
By Christine Hamilton - 11 September 13:00

An Accidental M.P

Martin Bell <em>Viking, 240pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0670892319

High-class gossip
By Andrew Lycett - 11 September 13:00

Daring to Hope: the diaries and letters of Violet Bonham Carter 1946-1969

Edited by Mark Pottle<em

Novel of the week
By John Gray - 11 September 13:00


J G Ballard <em>Flamingo, 392pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0002258471

Commentary - Glittering prize
By Jason Cowley - 11 September 13:00

Jason Cowley, in Zimbabwe, reports on the inaugural Caine Prize for African fiction

By Geoffrey Wheatcroft - 11 September 13:00

Troublemaker: the life and history of A J P Taylor

Kathleen Burk<em> Yale UP, 491pp, £19.95</em>

That summer
By James Gregory - 11 September 13:00

The Battle

Richard Overy <em>Penguin, 177pp, £4.99</em>

ISBN 0140294198

How the dead live
By Matthew Jennings - 04 September 13:00

Going Gently

David Nobbs <em>Heinemann, 412pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 0434007846

Simply true
By Toby Mundy - 04 September 13:00

Call If You Need Me: the uncollected fiction and prose

Raymond Carver <em>Harvill, 312pp, £15</em>

Feel the detail
By Kathryn Hughes - 04 September 13:00

Romanticism and its Discontents

Anita Brookner <em>Viking, 198pp, £25</em>

ISBN 0670892122

Novel of the week
By Nicola Upson - 04 September 13:00

Nineteen Seventy Seven

David Peace <em>Serpent's Tail, 342pp, £8.99</em>

ISBN 185242639X