Black and white
By Aida Edemariam - 17 January 12:00

Big Men, Little People: encounters in Africa

Alec Russell <em>Macmillan, 306pp, £16.99</em>


Killer elite
By Frank McLynn - 17 January 12:00

Imperial Warriors: Britain and the Gurkhas

Tony Gould <em>Granta, 480pp, £20</em>

ISBN 186207284

Back in print
By Oliver Ready - 10 January 12:00

Her Privates We

Frederic Manning <em> Serpent's Tail, 247pp, £8.99</em>

ISBN 01852427175

Wretched defeat
By Edward Skidelsky - 10 January 12:00

Godless Morality

Richard Holloway <em>Canongate Books, 162pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0862419093

Lone fanatic
By Glyn Ford - 10 January 12:00

The Guerrilla Dynasty: politics and leadership in North Korea

Adrian Buzo <em>I B Tauris, 336pp,

The female gaze
By Rebecca Abrams - 10 January 12:00

Ten more important novels of the British century

Dusty relics
By Jason Cowley - 10 January 12:00

Jason Cowley on <em>Arete</em> and <em>London Magazine</em>

Film buffs
By Douglas McCabe - 10 January 12:00

Cult Movies

Karl French and Philip French <em>Pavilion, 240pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 1862051720

From the archive
By Staff blogger - 20 December 12:00

In the first of an occasional series we publish reviews of great books from the <em>NS</em> archive

The novel is dead, long live the novel
By Jason Cowley - 20 December 12:00

Far from being an exhausted art form, as V S Naipaul and others have argued, the novel is in robust

By Sarah Bancroft - 20 December 12:00

The American Century: Art & Culture (Two Volumes, 1900-1950; 1950-2000)

Lisa Phillips <em>Whitney

"I will arise again"
By Francis Gilbert - 20 December 12:00

Last month, after completing his biography of London, Peter Ackroyd suffered a huge heart attack. He

The Irish rover
By Nicholas Fearn - 20 December 12:00

The Falling Angels

John Walsh <em>HarperCollins, 282pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0002570602

Pity the Germans
By Mark Mazower - 20 December 12:00

Beyond the Wall: The Lost World of East Germany

S Marsden and D McLaren <em>Little, Brown, 128pp,

By Julie Wheelwright - 13 December 12:00

All the Daring of the Soldier: Women of the Civil War Armies

Elizabeth D Leonard <em>W W Norton, 3

The big comeback
By Stephen Graubard - 13 December 12:00

From Empire to Europe: The Decline and Revival of British Industry Since the Second World War


Act of revenge
By Peter Wilby - 13 December 12:00


Amanda Platell <em>Piatkus, 298pp, £5.99</em>

ISBN 0749931191

Forging our history
By Geoffrey Wheatcroft - 13 December 12:00

The Isles: A History

Norman Davies <em>Macmillan,1,264pp, £30</em>

ISBN 033376370X

Novel of the week
By Peter Donaldson - 13 December 12:00

Daughter of Fortune

Isabel Allende <em>Flamingo, 399pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0002259753

Novel of the week
By Roz Kaveney - 06 December 12:00

Hearts in Atlantis

Stephen King <em>Hodder & Stoughton, 500pp, £17.99</em>

ISBN 0340738901

War zone
By Norman Stone - 06 December 12:00

The Balkans 1904-1999: Nationalism, War and the Great Powers

Misha Glenny <em>Granta, 726pp, £25</

A sense of an ending
By Nicholas Fearn - 06 December 12:00

Twentieth Century: A History of the World 1901 to the Present

J M Roberts <em>Allen Lane, 856pp, £

Ra, ra, Rasputin
By Bernard Ingham - 06 December 12:00

The Powers Behind the Prime Minister: The Hidden Influence of Number Ten

Dennis Kavanagh and Antho

Wrong turn
By Mark Garnett - 06 December 12:00

The Rebel Who Lost His Cause: The Tragedy of John Beckett MP

Francis Beckett <em>London House, 256

Crime waves
By Nicola Upson - 06 December 12:00

Southern Seas

Manuel Vasquez Montalban <em>Serpent's Tail, 224pp, £6.99</em>

ISBN 1852427000

Right, Charlie
By Charles Nevin - 06 December 12:00

The Spencer Family

Charles Spencer <em>Viking, 368pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0670883239