Back in print - A new, occasional column reassessing neglected classics
By Edward Platt - 05 July 13:00

A Fan's Notes

Frederick Exley <em>Yellow Jersey Press, 385 pp, £8</em>

Novel of the week
By Phil Whitaker - 05 July 13:00

As It Is In Heaven

Niall Williams <em>Picador, 315pp, £14.99</em>

Ways of seeing
By Nicholas Clee - 28 June 13:00

For the Relief of Unbearable Urges

Nathan Englander <em>Faber & Faber, 208pp, £9.99</em>

The lust for blood. What triggers landmark events in history is often fictions that people believe, not events that actually took place
By Lisa Jardine - 28 June 13:00

Gentile Tales: The Narrative Assault on Late-Medieval Jews

Miri Rubin <em>Yale University Press, 2

Novel of the week
By James Hopkin - 28 June 13:00

The Lone Woman

Bernado Atxaga, translated by Margaret Jull Costa <em>The Harvill Press, 120pp, £8.

Fond, foolish Freddie
By Frank McLynn - 28 June 13:00

A J Ayer: A Life

Ben Rogers <em>Chatto & Windus, 402pp £20</em>

Marching boys
By Stephen Howe - 28 June 13:00

The Faithful Tribe: An Intimate Portrait of the Loyal Institutions

Ruth Dudley Edwards <em>HarperC

White lines
By Sophia Hesselgren - 28 June 13:00

Novel with Cocaine

M Ageyev <em>Penguin, 204pp, £7.99</em>

Female muse
By Lisa Jardine - 21 June 13:00

George's Ghosts: A New Life of W B Yeats

Brenda Maddox <em>Picador, 444pp, £20</em>

Lost boy
By Tariq Ali - 21 June 13:00

The Case of Stephen Lawrence

Brian Cathcart <em>Viking, 444pp, £16.99</em>

Unfortunate travellers
By Gareth Evans - 21 June 13:00

Robinson in Space

Patrick Keiller <em>Reaktion Books,</em> <em>240pp, £16.95</em>

A taste for conspiracy
By Andrew Howard - 21 June 13:00

A Bastard's Tale

George Gardiner <em>Aurum Press, 280pp, £18.99</em>

Novel of the week
By Toby Mundy - 21 June 13:00


Paul Auster <em>Faber, 186pp, £12.99</em>

Forgotten war
By Nicholas Fearn - 21 June 13:00


John Colvin <em>Quartet, 252pp, £18</em>

Moral panic
By Bryan Gould - 14 June 13:00

The Great Disruption

Francis Fukuyama <em>Profile Books, 354pp, £20</em>

Novel of the week
By Andrew Biswell - 14 June 13:00

When They Lay Bare

Andrew Greig <em>Faber, 322pp, £9.99</em>

Can't read, won't read
By Ray Honeyford - 14 June 13:00

Failing School, Failing City: The Reality of Inner City Education

Martin Johnson <em>Jon Carpenter

Cold storage
By Caroline Sylge - 14 June 13:00

Outside Passage: A Memoir of an Alaskan Childhood

Julia Scully <em>Souvenir Press, 240pp, £16.99</

How vulgar
By Paul Barker - 14 June 13:00

The Rise of the Nouveaux Riches

J Mordaunt Crook <em>John Murray</em>, <em>354pp, £25</em>

Commentary - Nothing to Bragg about
By John Tusa - 14 June 13:00

John Tusa defends himself against charges of rent-a-Jeremiah pessimism

Novel of the week
By Phil Whitaker - 07 June 13:00

The Blue Bedspread

Raj Kamal Jha <em>Picador, 228pp, £12.99</em>

Driven by furies
By Tom Holland - 07 June 13:00

Byron: Child of Passion, Fool of Fame

Benita Eisler <em>Hamish Hamilton, 835pp, £25</em>

Commentary - A new way of reading
By Antony Easthope - 07 June 13:00

Antony Easthope defends critical theory from its author-obsessed detractors

Lost leader
By David Steel - 07 June 13:00

In My Own Time

Jeremy Thorpe <em>Politicos, 234pp, £18</em>

Sad little Willy
By Caroline Sylge - 07 June 13:00

Everything You Know

Zoe Heller <em>Viking, 198pp, £9.99</em>

Bearded wonder
By Henry Sheen - 07 June 13:00

Noel Edmonds: the unauthorised biography

Alison Bowyer <em>Virgin Publishing, 200pp, £14.99</em>

Letting off steam
By Lavinia Greenlaw - 07 June 13:00


Dorothy Porter <em>Serpent's Tail</em>, <em>300pp, £8.99</em>

Time to Kill Sparrows