End of empires
By A C Grayling - 03 July 13:00

The Crisis of Reason: European thought 1848-1914

J W Burrow <em>Yale University Press, 271pp, £20<

Moscow's mojo
By Oliver Ready - 03 July 13:00

The Exile: sex, drugs and libel in the new Russia

Mark Ames and Matt Taibbi <em>Grove Press, 256pp

Back in print - Dreamtime
By C A R Hills - 03 July 13:00

The Ballad of Peckham Rye

Muriel Spark <em>Penguin, 160pp, £6.99</em>

ISBN 0141181435

Crime waves
By Nicola Upson - 03 July 13:00

Killing the Shadows

Val McDermid <em>HarperCollins, 423pp, £16.99 </em>

ISBN 0002261081

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Long road home
By Julian Keeling - 26 June 13:00

Leadville: a biography of the A40

Edward Platt <em>Picador, 295pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 033039262X

A family affair
By Rebecca Abrams - 26 June 13:00

The Parent Trap: children, families and the new morality

Maureen Freely <em>Virago, 245pp, £10.99<

The end
By James Hopkin - 26 June 13:00

Nothing

Paul Morley <em>Faber, 418pp, £11.99</em>

ISBN 0571177999

Novel of the week
By Steven Poole - 26 June 13:00

How the Dead Live

Will Self <em>Bloomsbury, 404pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 0747548951

Into the inferno
By Julian Loose - 26 June 13:00

Underground: the Tokyo gas attack and the Japanese psyche

Haruki Murakami<em> Harvill, 352pp, £20<

Shoot-out
By Jason Cowley - 26 June 13:00

On Penalties

Andrew Anthony <em>Yellow Jersey, 150pp, £10</em>

ISBN 0224059947

Poet of apprehension. In the latest in his occasional series of reappraisals, John Gray rereads Patricia Highsmith
By John Gray - 19 June 13:00

The Talented Mr Ripley

Patricia Highsmith <em>Vintage, 248pp, £6.99</em>

ISBN 0099282879

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Last man
By Jason Cowley - 19 June 13:00

The Broken Estate

James Wood <em>Vintage, 318pp, £12.50</em>

ISBN 0712665579

Once more to utopia
By Stephen Howe - 19 June 13:00

Between Camps: nations, cultures and the allure of race

Paul Gilroy <em>Penguin, 406pp, £22.50</em

Girl talk
By Lisa Allardice - 19 June 13:00

Bridget Jones: the edge of reason

Helen Fielding <em>Picador, 422pp, £6.99</em>

ISBN 0330367358

Poverty porn
By Adam Newey - 19 June 13:00

A Stranger's Eye: a foreign correspondent's view of Britain

Fergal Keane <em>Viking, 218pp, £16.99

Summer paperbacks - Literary editor's recommendations
By Jason Cowley - 19 June 13:00


Fiction

Anita Desai: Fasting, Feasting (Vintage, £6.99)

John Cheever: The Stories (Vintage, £10.99)

Alberto Moravia: Boredom (New Review Books, £7.99)

Our man at the front
By Nicolas Fearn - 19 June 13:00

The First Casualty

Phillip Knightley <em>Prion, 526pp, £12</em>

ISBN 1853753769

Among the proles
By Andrew Martin - 19 June 13:00

Class in Britain

David Cannadine<em> Penguin, 272pp, £7.99</em>

ISBN 0140249540

Love letters
By Nicola Upson - 19 June 13:00

To the Lighthouse; The Waves; Orlando

Jeanette Winterson and Margaret Reynolds (eds) <em>Vintage,

School for scandal
By Francis Beckett - 12 June 13:00

Reclaiming Education

James Tooley <em>Cassell, 264pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0304705675

Word of mouth
By Terence Hawkes - 12 June 13:00

Shakespeare's Language

Frank Kermode <em>The Penguin Press, 309pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0713993782

Marvellous boy
By Henry Sheen - 12 June 13:00

Mozart: a cultural biography

Robert W Gutman <em>Secker & Warburg, 839pp, £25</em>

ISBN 04362749

Community living
By Geoffrey Wheatcroft - 12 June 13:00

On the Other Hand

Chaim Bermant <em>Robson Books, 256pp, £18.95</em>

ISBN 1861053096

History lesson
By Miranda Seymour - 12 June 13:00

The Biographer's Tale

A S Byatt <em>Chatto & Windus, 265pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 0701169451

Commentary - In search of a title
By Scott Reyburn - 12 June 13:00

Scott Reyburn on the glorious indecision of Marcel Proust

Lost cause
By Nicholas Fearn - 05 June 13:00

The Collaborator: the trial and execution of Robert Brasillach

Alice Kaplan <em>University of Chic

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