Fiction of the week
By Sebastian Shakespeare - 19 November 12:00

The Complete Short Stories

J G Ballard <em>Flamingo, 1,200pp, £25</em>

ISBN 0007124058

Predator turned prey
By Adam Newey - 19 November 12:00

Ted Hughes: the life of a poet

Elaine Feinstein <em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 273pp, £20</em>


Golden balls. Robert Winder on a hymn to Becks: a misunderstood victim and paragon of working-class values
By Robert Winder - 19 November 12:00

Burchill on Beckham

Julie Burchill <em>Yellow Jersey Press, 148pp, £10</em>

ISBN 0224061917

Paperback reader
By David Mattin - 19 November 12:00

The Legend of the Holy Drinker

Joseph Roth, translated by Michael Hofmann <em>Granta, 100pp, £6.99

King of infinite space
By Bryan Appleyard - 19 November 12:00

The Universe in a Nutshell

Stephen Hawking <em>Bantam Press, 216pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0593048156

Distant voices, still lives
By Nicholas Fearn - 19 November 12:00

Soldiers: fighting men's lives, 1901-2001

Philip Ziegler <em>Chatto & Windus, 368pp, £20</em>


Small-town blues
By Lisa Allardice - 19 November 12:00

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage

Alice Munro <em>Chatto & Windus, 323pp, £14.99

The Pickwickian PM. Richard Gott is amused by an international pariah and provocateur, and by a lightweight historian with flair
By Richard Gott - 12 November 12:00

Churchill's War: triumph and adversity

David Irving <em>Focal Point Publications, 1,051pp, £25</em

Conservative pessimism
By Melanie McDonagh - 12 November 12:00

Unfinest Hour: Britain and the destruction of Bosnia

Brendan Simms <em>Penguin, 462pp, £18.99</em>

Founding father
By Steve Richards - 12 November 12:00

Kinnock: the biography

Martin Westlake <em>Little, Brown, 768pp, £25</em>

ISBN 0316848719

Suffragette city
By Suzi Feay - 12 November 12:00

The Pankhursts

Martin Pugh <em>Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 608pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0713994398

Pilgrim's progress
By Edwina Currie - 12 November 12:00

Innocent in the House

Andy McSmith <em>Verso, 311pp, £13</em>

ISBN 1859846432

Paperback reader
By Jason Cowley - 12 November 12:00

On Histories and Stories

A S Byatt <em>Vintage, 196pp, £7.99</em>

ISBN 0099283832

Dishonourable member
By Ann Widdecombe - 12 November 12:00

Image in the Water

Douglas Hurd <em>Little, Brown, 243pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0316857726

Wasps only, please
By Stephen Howe - 05 November 12:00

Why the West has Won

Victor Davis Hanson <em>Faber and Faber, 492pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0571204171

The late review
By Hugo Barnacle - 05 November 12:00

Going Out Live

Mark Lawson <em>Picador, 261pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 0330488600

Paperback reader
By Tim Teeman - 05 November 12:00

Our Lady of the Assassins

Fernando Vallejo <em>Serpent's Tail, 144pp, £6.99</em>

ISBN 1852426

Against conformity
By Andrew Martin - 05 November 12:00

An Audience with an Elephant

Byron Rogers <em>Aurum Press, 256pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 1854107860

The supreme German. Geoffrey Wheatcroft on Albert Speer, a man without moral conviction or ideology, who should have hanged at Nuremberg
By Geoffrey Wheatcroft - 05 November 12:00

Speer: the final verdict

Joachim Fest, translated by Ewald Osers <em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 427pp,

Dumb, dumber, dumbest
By Kathryn Hughes - 05 November 12:00

Inventing the Victorians

Matthew Sweet <em>Faber and Faber, 304pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0571206581

Ways of seeing
By Nicola Upson - 29 October 12:00

Secret Knowledge: rediscovering the lost techniques of the Old Masters

David Hockney <em>Thames &

A bum's life
By William Leith - 29 October 12:00

Robert Mitchum: "Baby, I don't care"

Lee Server<em> Faber and Faber, 601pp, £20</em>

ISBN 057120

Novel of the week
By Amanda Craig - 29 October 12:00

Acid Row

Minette Walters <em>Macmillan, 352pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0333907485

Human, all too human. Undying fidelity is the basic formula underpinning all fanaticism. Edward Skidelsky on the dilemmas of belief in a secular age
By Edward Skidelsky - 29 October 12:00

Christ: a crisis in the life of God

Jack Miles <em>William Heinemann, 383pp, £18.99</em>


Bright lights, big city
By William Georgiades - 29 October 12:00

How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

Toby Young <em>Little, Brown, 352pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 031

Paperback reader
By Jason Cowley - 29 October 12:00

The German Trauma: experience and reflections 1938-2001

Gitta Sereny <em>Penguin, 383pp, £8.99</em

Reverse thrust
By George Lucas - 29 October 12:00

Off the Rails

Andrew Murray <em>Verso, 240pp, £14</em>

ISBN 1859846408

Broken Rails