Buns of steel
By Rachel Cooke - 22 October 13:00

The Corset: a cultural history

Valerie Steele <em>Yale University Press, 199pp, £29.95</em>

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Looking for mother
By Frank McLynn - 22 October 13:00

Flaubert: a life

Geoffrey Wall <em>Faber and Faber, 413pp, £25</em>

ISBN 0571195210

Paperback reader
By Nicholas Fearn - 22 October 13:00

All That Counts

Georg Oswald <em>Atlantic Books, 166pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 1903809177

Here comes Charlie
By Ken Worpole - 15 October 13:00

Letters from England

Karel Capek, translated by Geoffrey Newsome<em> Claridge Press, 192pp, £12.99

A long way from Oz
By Roger Lewis - 15 October 13:00

Show and Tell: New Yorker profiles

John Lahr<em> Bloomsbury, 335pp, £20</em>

Merciless merriment
By Rebecca Abrams - 15 October 13:00

The Complete Short Stories

Muriel Spark<em> Viking, 407pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0670911720

Only connect. A S Byatt admires a novel that explores the simultaneous memory and forgetting of modern Germany
By A S Byatt - 15 October 13:00

Austerlitz

W G Sebald <em>Hamish Hamilton, 432pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0241141257

Paperback reader
By Lisa Allardice - 15 October 13:00

The Bay of Angels

Anita Brookner <em>Penguin, 217pp, £6.99</em>

ISBN 0670896624

It must be magic
By Jennie Bristow - 15 October 13:00

J K Rowling: a biography

Sean Smith <em>Michael O'Mara, 224pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 1854798200

Novel of the week
By Rachel Cooke - 15 October 13:00

The Bulgari Connection

Fay Weldon <em>Flamingo, 220pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0007121261

A reputation of merit
By John Gray - 15 October 13:00

Michael Young: social entrepreneur

Asa Briggs <em>Palgrave, 432pp, £52.50</em>

ISBN 0333750233

Novel of the week
By Stephanie Merritt - 01 October 13:00

The Sweetest Dream

Doris Lessing <em>Flamingo, 479pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0002261618

Live to eat
By Decca Aitkenhead - 01 October 13:00

Happy Days with the Naked Chef

Jamie Oliver <em>Michael Joseph, 320pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0718144848

Of saints and martyrs
By Adam Newey - 01 October 13:00

Here to Eternity: an anthology of poetry

Selected by Andrew Motion <em>Faber and Faber, 402pp, £16

The good apprentice
By Bryan Appleyard - 01 October 13:00

Iris Murdoch: a life

Peter J Conradi <em>HarperCollins, 706pp, £24.99</em>

ISBN 0002571234

For ever George
By Roger Lewis - 01 October 13:00

A Commonplace Book

Alec Guinness <em>Hamish Hamilton, 163pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 024114146X

The fear of life
By Mick Hume - 01 October 13:00

Vigor Mortis: the end of the death taboo

Kate Berridge <em>Profile Books, 273pp, £17.99</em>

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Paperback reader
By Lisa Allardice - 01 October 13:00

Aiding and Abetting

Muriel Spark <em>Penguin, 211pp, £5.99</em>

ISBN 0670894281

An imperfect spy
By Phillip Knightley - 01 October 13:00

Open Secret: the autobiography of the former director-general of MI5

Stella Rimington <em>Hutchins

Saving Vidia. James Wood on V S Naipaul: "the greatest living analyst of the colonial and post-colonial dilemma"
By David Edgar - 01 October 13:00

Half a Life

V S Naipaul <em>Picador, 224pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 0330485164

Loving Lorna
By Kathryn Hughes - 17 September 13:00

Moments of Truth: twelve twentieth-century women writers

Lorna Sage <em>Fourth Estate, 272pp, £15

Paperback reader
By Alex Gibbons - 17 September 13:00

Loco: advice for travellers

John Binias <em>Macmillan, 243pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0333905652

Auntie Alan. The cult of Alan Bennett, the nation's favourite teddy bear, is tiresome, writes Adam Newey. He is provincial, class-obsessed and nostalgic
By Adam Newey - 17 September 13:00

Backing into the Limelight: the biography of Alan Bennett

Alexander Games <em>Headline, 320pp, £18

Still gloomy after all these years
By Robert Taylor - 17 September 13:00

The Verdict of Peace: Britain between her yesterday and the future

Correlli Barnett <em>Macmillan,

Woman with no agenda
By Zoe Williams - 17 September 13:00

Madonna: queen of the world

Douglas Thompson <em>John Blake Publishing, 290pp, £16.99</em>

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More mummy lit
By Rebecca Abrams - 17 September 13:00

Misconceptions: truth, lies and the unexpected on the journey to motherhood

Naomi Wolf <em>Chatto

Sins of the fathers
By Richard Gott - 17 September 13:00

Interrogations: the Nazi elite in allied hands, 1945

Richard Overy <em>Allen Lane, The Penguin Pre

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