Gogolian farce
By John Kampfner - 20 August 13:00

Russia and the Russians: a history

Geoffrey Hosking <em>Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 736pp, £25<

Hunting the Yorkshire Ripper
By Nicola Upson - 20 August 13:00

Who says no one is writing well about contemporary Britain? With the publication of <em>Nineteen Eig

Novel of the week
By Henry Sheen - 13 August 13:00

Johannes Climacus: a life of doubt

Soren Kierkegaard, translated by T H Croxall, edited by Jane Ch

Shaggy dog story
By Julian Evans - 13 August 13:00

Laurence Sterne: a life

Ian Campbell Ross <em>Oxford University Press, 512pp, £25</em>

ISBN 0192

Paperback reader
By Jason Cowley - 13 August 13:00

Touching from a Distance

Deborah Curtis <em>Faber and Faber, 212pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0571174450

Mack the knife
By Vicky Hutchings - 13 August 13:00

The Hundred and Ninety-Nine Steps

Michel Faber <em>Canongate Books, 122pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 18419

I love drag
By Elaine Showalter - 06 August 13:00

Sexually Speaking: collected sex writings

Gore Vidal (edited by Donald Weise) <em>Cleis Press, 280

Novel of the week
By Rachel Cooke - 06 August 13:00

A Perfect Arrangement

Suzanne Berne <em>Viking, 320pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0670910805

Everything but the bloke
By Amanda Craig - 06 August 13:00

Instances of the Number 3

Salley Vickers <em>Fourth Estate, 320pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 1841156582

Paperback reader
By Jason Cowley - 06 August 13:00


J G Ballard <em>Flamingo, 392pp, £6.99</em>

ISBN 0006551602

Spies like us
By Maurice Walsh - 06 August 13:00

Brits: the war against the IRA

Peter Taylor <em>Bloomsbury, 446pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0747550077

Poet behaving badly
By Alex Gibbons - 06 August 13:00

Little Green Man

Simon Armitage <em>Viking, 256pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0670894427

Blood suckers
By Michael Barrett - 30 July 13:00

Mosquito: the story of mankind's deadliest foe

Andrew Spielman and Michael D'Antonio <em>Faber and

Paperback reader
By Natalie Brierley - 30 July 13:00

Coloured Lights

Leila Aboulela <em>Polygon, 149pp, £8.99</em>

ISBN 0748662987

Upwardly mobile
By Richard Gott - 30 July 13:00

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Jonathan Rose <em>Yale University Press, 538p

Novel of the week
By Ruth Scurr - 30 July 13:00

Bel Canto

Ann Pratchett <em>Forth Estate, 318pp, £10</em>

ISBN 1841155829

Affairs of the heart
By Margaret Stead - 30 July 13:00


Malcolm Knox <em>Picador, 256pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0330486780

Bulgarian heroes
By Dan Jacobson - 30 July 13:00

The Fragility of Goodness: why Bulgaria's Jews survived the Holocaust

Tzvetan Todorov <em>Weidenfe

The inner lumberjack
By Adam Newey - 16 July 13:00

Landscape With Chainsaw

James Lasdun <em>Cape Poetry, 52pp, £8</em>

ISBN 0224061070

Novel of the week
By Matthew Jennings - 16 July 13:00

Rescue Me

Christopher Hart <em>Faber, 232pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0571206255

She never said it
By Michele Roberts - 16 July 13:00

Marie Antoinette: the journey

Antonia Fraser <em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 448pp, £25</em>

ISBN 029

The Tour must go on
By Henry Sheen - 16 July 13:00

Breaking the Chain: drugs and cycling - the true story

Willy Voet, translated by William Fothering

The return of Essex Man
By Hugo Barnacle - 16 July 13:00

One For My Baby

Tony Parsons <em>HarperCollins, 330pp, £15.99</em>

ISBN 0002261820

Paperback reader
By Jason Cowley - 16 July 13:00

Black Cat

Martyn Bedford <em>Penguin, 232pp, £5.99 </em>

ISBN 014027289

Left with the dregs
By Nicholas Blincoe - 16 July 13:00

England Calling

Edited by Julia Bell and Jackie Gay <em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 318pp, £12.99</em>