Novel of the week
By Helen Haywood - 22 January 12:00

The Death of Vishnu

Manil Suri <em>Bloomsbury, 256pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0747552703

Working-class hero
By Adam Newey - 22 January 12:00

The Return

Andrei Platonov, translated by Robert Chandler et al <em>Harvill Press, 215pp, £9.99</e

The future is past
By Glyn Ford - 22 January 12:00

Ultra Nippon: how Japan reinvented football

Jonathan Birchall <em>Headline, 256pp, £16.99</em>

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What, no Alastair Campbell?
By Hugo Barnacle - 22 January 12:00

Half in Love

Justin Cartwright <em>Sceptre, 309pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 0340766298

Out with the sprouts
By Henry Sheen - 22 January 12:00

Wittgenstein in Ireland

Richard Wall, translated by Martin Chalmers <em>Reaktion Books, 202pp, £1

Bloodsucking
By Katie Owen - 08 January 12:00

The Peppered Moth

Margaret Drabble <em>Viking, 392pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0670894001

A ventriloquist's tale
By D J Taylor - 08 January 12:00

True History of the Kelly Gang

Peter Carey <em>Faber and Faber, 350pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 05711921

I'm a Madeira cake
By John Dugdale - 08 January 12:00

The Constant Gardener

John le Carre <em>Hodder & Stoughton, 508pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0340733373

Culture club
By Lisa Allardice - 08 January 12:00

Smashing People

Michael Fishwick <em>Jonathan Cape, 250pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 0224061283

A rust bowl
By Anthony Clare - 18 December 12:00

Perfidious Man

Will Self and David Gamble<em> Viking, 160pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0670889814

Missing in action
By Adam Newey - 18 December 12:00

Keith Douglas: the complete poems

Edited by Desmond Graham <em>Faber & Faber, 175pp, £12.99</em>

Fatuous foodies
By Bee Wilson - 18 December 12:00

The Return of the Naked Chef

Jamie Oliver <em>Michael Joseph, 288pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0718144392

Losing the plot
By John Colvin - 18 December 12:00

Guilty Victim: Austria from the Holocaust to Haider

Hella Pick<em> I B Tauris, 256pp, £24.50</em>

Devil worship
By Frank McLynn - 18 December 12:00

The Yellow Cross: the story of the last Cathars 1290-1329

Rene Weis<em> Viking, 453pp, £20</em>

Novel of the week
By Kathryn Heyman - 18 December 12:00

From Caucasia, With Love

Danzy Senna <em>Bloomsbury, 413pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0747550425

Books of the Year
By Staff blogger - 27 November 12:00

Stephen Amidon on Herbert Marcuse's One-Dimensional Man
By Stephen Amidon - 27 November 12:00

One-Dimensional Man

Herbert Marcuse <em>Routledge, £11.99 pbk</em>

ISBN 0415074290

Will Self on Charles Maclean's St Kilda: Island on the Edge of the World
By Will Self - 27 November 12:00

St Kilda: Island on the Edge of the World

Charles Maclean <em>Canongate, £5.99 pbk</em>

ISBN 086

Kathryn Hughes on Carolyn Steedman's Landscape for a Good Woman
By Kathryn Hughes - 27 November 12:00

Landscape for a Good Woman

Carolyn Steedman <em>Virago, £8.99 pbk</em>

ISBN 0860685594

Michele Roberts on the novels of Colette
By Michele Roberts - 27 November 12:00

Colette has meant a lot to me both because of the books she wrote and the life she led.

A touch of evil. Reappraisal: Graham Greene
By John Gray - 27 November 12:00

He was Catholic, but his works are morally ambiguous. John Gray rereads Graham Greene

Robert Winder on Robert Browning's The Ring and the Book
By Robert Winder - 27 November 12:00

I cannot remember why I stuffed The Ring and the Book into a rucksack for a summer hitch-hiking tour of Europe. A cross between boastfulness and pragmatism, I expect: I needed something that could be sucked slowly.

Life studies
By Lucy Moore - 20 November 12:00

Boswell's Presumptuous Task

Adam Sisman <em>Hamish Hamilton, 403pp, £17.99</em>

ISBN 0241136377

Lyme and punishment
By David Sharp - 20 November 12:00

Mendel's Demon

Mark Ridley <em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 348pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0297646346

The B

On the buttocks
By Elizabeth Young - 20 November 12:00

Period

Dennis Cooper <em>Serpent's Tail, 120pp, £8.99</em>

ISBN 1852426713

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