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>


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

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

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

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>


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,

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

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

New Statesman Competition
By Staff blogger - 17 September 13:00

Thank you to all readers for an excellent response to our Routledge Classics competition (issue 13 August 2001). The answers are below each question:

Which 20th-century thinker was the subject of Iris Murdoch's 1953 book subtitled "romantic rationalist"?

Paperback reader
By Jason Cowley - 10 September 13:00

The Strange World of Thomas Harris

David Sexton <em>Short Books, 157pp, £4.99</em>

ISBN 05712084

A modern master
By Nicholas Blincoe - 10 September 13:00

All Families Are Psychotic

Douglas Coupland <em>Flamingo, 279pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0007117515

Boy's own story
By Robert Winder - 10 September 13:00

A Gentleman's Game

Tom Coyne <em>Atlantic, 264pp, £15</em>

ISBN 1903809053

All gong and no dinner
By Zoe Williams - 10 September 13:00

The Reconstructionist

Josephine Hart <em>Chatto & Windus, 224pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 0701172959

Apartheid of the heart
By Maureen Freely - 10 September 13:00

The Pickup

Nadine Gordimer <em>Bloomsbury, 268pp, £16.99</em>

ISDN 0747554277

Only pets win prizes
By Hugo Barnacle - 10 September 13:00


Andrew Miller <em>Sceptre, 325pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 0340728256

Stupendous Mr Johnson
By Rebecca Abrams - 10 September 13:00

According to Queeny

Beryl Bainbridge<em> Little, Brown, 242pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0715629239

Sex tourism
By Gerry Feehily - 10 September 13:00

The "most exciting writer in Europe" is back. Gerry Feehily, in Paris, reads Michel Houellebecq's <e

The end of privacy
By Mark Leonard - 03 September 13:00

Dangerous Data

Adam Lury and Simon Gibson <em>Bantam Press, 272pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0593047419

More war stories
By William Skidelsky - 03 September 13:00

Five Boys

Mick Jackson <em>Faber and Faber, 248pp, £10.99</em>

ISBN 0571206131

Paperback reader
By Alex Gibbons - 03 September 13:00

The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things

J T LeRoy <em>Bloomsbury, 247pp, £6.99</em>

ISBN 0747554

No hiding place
By Peter Wilby - 03 September 13:00

Silence of the Heart: cricket suicides

David Frith <em>Mainstream, 256pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 18401

Novel of the week
By Francis Gilbert - 03 September 13:00

The Devil's Larder

Jim Crace <em>Penguin, 194pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0670881457