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

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

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


The adultery writer
By John Dugdale - 29 October 12:00

A Multitude of Sins

Richard Ford <em>Harvill, 278pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 1860468403

A terrible revenge. Peter Dunn recalls the bad old days of Anne Robinson, and wonders at the public monster she became
By Peter Dunn - 29 October 12:00

Memoirs of an Unfit Mother

Anne Robinson<em> Little, Brown, 285pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0316857777

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>


The bush of ghosts
By Vicky Hutchings - 22 October 13:00

The Dark Room

Rachel Seiffert<em> William Heinemann, 391pp, 12.99</em>

ISBN 009928717

Darkness falls
By John Binias - 22 October 13:00

Cultural Pessimism: narratives of decline in the postmodern world

Oliver Bennett <em>Edinburgh Uni

Novel of the week
By James Hopkin - 22 October 13:00

The Hard Shoulder

Chris Petit <em>Granta, 215pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 1862074623

The closing of the mind. The American civil war was about more than the preservation of the Union. It was a battle of ideas. By Kenan Malik
By Kenan Malik - 22 October 13:00

The Metaphysical Club: a story of ideas in America

Louis Menand<em> Flamingo, 480pp, £19.99</em>

Don't panic
By Christopher Bray - 22 October 13:00

Dad's Army

Graham McCann <em>Fourth Estate, 292pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 1841153087

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>


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


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