Back to basics
By Rowan Pelling - 01 May 13:00

The Clematis Tree

Ann Widdecombe <em>Orion, 288pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0297645722

By Peregrine Worsthorne - 24 April 13:00

The Super-Rich

Stephen Haseler <em>Macmillan Press, pp232, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0333764293

India - First-class traveller
By Laura Roychowdhury - 24 April 13:00

India: A History

John Keay <em>HarperCollins, 576pp, £24.99</em>

ISBN 0002557177

Abominable no-men
By Christopher Huhne - 24 April 13:00

The Secret Treasury: how Britain's economy is really run

David Lipsey <em>Viking, 278pp, £20</em>

Novel of the week
By John Lloyd - 24 April 13:00


Viktor Pelevin <em>Faber, 250pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0571202470

You want God?
By Julian Keeling - 24 April 13:00

City of God

E L Doctorow <em>Little, Brown 272pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 0375408169

The Blair kitsch project
By Tariq Ali - 17 April 13:00

A Century of Labour

Keith Laybourn <em>Sutton Publishing, 224pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0750923059


Life studies
By Lisa Allardice - 17 April 13:00

Ariel's Gift: Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath and the story of birthday letters

Erica Wagner <em>Faber &

Damned to fame
By Rebecca Abrams - 17 April 13:00

The Hite Report on Shere Hite: voice of a daughter in exile

Shere Hite <em>Arcadia, 327pp, £20</em

Back in print
By William Cook - 17 April 13:00

The Devil's Tinderbox: Dresden 1945

Alexander McKee <em>Souvenir Press, 334pp, £12.99</em>


Novel of the week
By Hugo Barnacle - 17 April 13:00

When I Lived in Modern Times

Linda Grant <em>Granta, 261pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 1862073341

How Dobson got help from Upstairs
By Jackie Ashley - 10 April 13:00

Labour's official candidate for mayor enjoyed good fortune as health secretary, but he also gave the

Efficiency savings, 1908-style
By David Wedgwood Benn - 10 April 13:00

David Wedgwood Benn, whose grandfather was a founder member of London's first council, recalls some

Novel of the week
By Ruth Scurr - 10 April 13:00

What are you like?

Anne Enright <em>Jonathan Cape, 256pp, £10 </em>

ISBN 0224060635

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

Speak memory
By Francis Gilbert - 10 April 13:00

Chasing Shadows: memories of a vanished world

Hugo Gryn, with Naomi Gryn <em>Viking, 300pp, £16.99

Ahead, but watch out for Amsterdam
By Chris Doyle - 10 April 13:00

<em>London's growth sectors</em> - Telecommunications

The tale of a tiny whopper. Alan Rusbridger is unconvinced by Jonathan Aitken's attempt to smooth over his downfall
By Alan Rusbridger - 10 April 13:00

Pride and Perjury

Jonathan Aitken <em>HarperCollins, 400pp, £19.99</em>

ISBN 0002740753

Oh, what a capital city
By Tony Travers - 10 April 13:00

To inhabitants of London, it's busy, buzzy and cosmopolitan. To outsiders, its size, influence and a

Royal greens and mucky commons
By Michael Leapman - 10 April 13:00

The capital has a profusion of open spaces and natural areas. But not all of them are equally desira

The hunted
By Martyn Bedford - 10 April 13:00

Tigers in the Snow

Peter Matthiessen, photographer Maurice Hornocker <em>Harvill Press, 185pp, £22

Rocky road to a smoother journey
By Stephen Glaister - 10 April 13:00

Londoners want better-quality and cheaper public transport. With limited cash and powers, will the m

Hall of mirrors
By Lucy Roeber - 10 April 13:00

Tommaso and the Blind Photographer

Gesualdo Bufalino <em>Harvill Press,183pp, £9.99</em>


The most socialistic force in history
By Martin Sorrell - 10 April 13:00

<em>London's growth sectors</em> - e-commerce

Flights of fancy
By Robert Winder - 10 April 13:00

Nabokov's Butterflies

Vladimir Nabokov <em>Penguin, 752pp, £25</em>

ISBN 0807085405