Books of the year
By Staff blogger - 29 November 12:00

Joan Bakewell, Terry Eagleton, Roy Foster, Jonathan Coe, Melvyn Bragg and more

Family century - Martin, by Evelyn, out of Saul
By Robert Winder - 29 November 12:00

Imagine a visit by Waugh to the Bellow stud. Whom do they beget? Amis <em>fils</em>, of course. Robe

Audio century
By Francis Gilbert - 29 November 12:00

Francis Gilbert

Books of the century
By Staff blogger - 29 November 12:00

<strong>Malcolm Bradbury</strong>, <strong>Martyn Bedford</strong>, <strong>Gillian Beer</strong>, <

By Roz Kaveney - 29 November 12:00

Roz Kaveney

Poetry books
By Lavinia Greenlaw - 29 November 12:00

Anthologies of time and space

Unnecessary war
By Frank McLynn - 22 November 12:00

Crimea: The Great Crimean War 1854-1856

Trevor Royle <em>Little, Brown, 564pp, £22.50</em>


Favourite monarch
By Terri Natale - 22 November 12:00

King Arthur and the Lost Kingdoms

Alistair Moffat <em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 282pp, £20</em>


Tall stories
By Henry Sheen - 22 November 12:00

The Real James Herriot: The Authorised Biography

Jim Wight <em>Michael Joseph, 371pp, £20</em>


I travel
By Will Self - 22 November 12:00

On Holiday: A History of Vacationing

Orvar Lofgren <em>University of California Press, 370pp, £18.

Novel of the week
By James Hopkin - 22 November 12:00

Angelica's Grotto

Russell Hoban <em>Bloomsbury, 271pp, £10</em>

ISBN 0747546118

Rackety life
By Michael Slater - 22 November 12:00


D J Taylor <em>Chatto & Windus, 494pp, £25</em>

ISBN 0701162317

Agents Orange
By John Colvin - 15 November 12:00

Jacobite Spy Wars: Moles, Rogues and Treachery

Hugh Douglas <em>Sutton Publishing, 288pp, £19.99</

Just deserts
By Ben Rogers - 15 November 12:00

Development as Freedom

Amartya Sen <em>Oxford University Press, 366pp, £17.99</em>

ISBN 03754061

An excellent hater
By John Dugdale - 15 November 12:00

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

Michael Grade<em> Macmillan, 432pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0333712

Intimate encounters
By Scott Reyburn - 15 November 12:00

South of the Border, West of the Sun

Haruki Murakami <em>Harvill, 187pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 1860465

Novel of the week
By Toby Mundy - 15 November 12:00

Sudden Times

Dermot Healy <em>Harvill, 342pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 1860466729

Pukka Stalinist
By Stephen Howe - 08 November 12:00

The Vices of Integrity: E H Carr, 1892-1982

Jonathan Haslam <em>Verso, 240pp, £25</em>

ISBN 1859

Useful Idiots
By Francis Gilbert - 08 November 12:00

Under the Red Flag: A History of Communism in Britain

Keith Laybourn & Dylan Murphy <em>Sutton Pub

Apples and pears
By Nicola Upson - 08 November 12:00

My East End: A History of Cockney London

Gilda O'Neill <em>Viking, 322pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 06708

Novel of the week
By James Urquhart - 08 November 12:00

A Good Place To Die

James Buchan <em>Harvill, 320pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 1860466478

A debt to pleasure
By Bee Wilson - 08 November 12:00

The Oxford Companion to Food

Alan Davidson <em>Oxford University Press, 892pp, £40</em>


The do Ron, Ron
By Albert Scardino - 08 November 12:00

Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan

Edmund Morris <em>HarperCollins, 874pp, £24.99</em>

ISBN 000217

Back in print
By Henry Hitchings - 08 November 12:00

The Unfortunates

B S Johnson <em>Picador, £18.99</em>

ISBN 0330353292

Gay pride
By Andrew Biswell - 01 November 12:00

Gore Vidal: A Biography

Fred Kaplan <em>Bloomsbury, 850pp, £25</em>

ISBN 0747546711

Oh, come on, Dave
By James Hopkin - 01 November 12:00

Home Truths

David Lodge <em>Secker & Warburg , 115pp, £8.99</em>

ISBN 0436205246

The longest journey
By John Hickman - 01 November 12:00

Between Extremes: A Journey Beyond Imagination

Brian Keenan and John McCarthy <em>Bantam, 345pp, £