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

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,

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

Earth song
By Mary Midgley - 02 October 13:00

Homage to Gaia: the life of an independent scientist

James Lovelock <em>Oxford University Press, 4

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>

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

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,

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