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.

The Lady of Camelot. Jan Morris on the sordid, selfish, greedy and squalid influences that blighted the life of the twice-widowed Jackie Kennedy
By Jan Morris - 20 November 12:00

America's Queen: the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Sarah Bradford <em>Viking, 701pp, £20 </em

I shop: I am
By Bryan Appleyard - 20 November 12:00

Carried Away: the invention of modern shopping

Rachel Bowlby<em> Faber & Faber, 256pp, £12.99</em>

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

Ring of fire
By Geoffrey Wheatcroft - 20 November 12:00

Wagner and Philosophy

Bryan Magee <em>Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 416pp, £20</em>

ISBN 071399

Doomed youth
By James Holland - 20 November 12:00

Richard Hillary: the authorised biography of a Second World War fighter pilot and author of "The Las

Novel of the week
By Katie Owen - 20 November 12:00

Prodigal Summer

Barbara Kingsolver <em>Faber & Faber 464pp, £17.99</em>

ISBN 0571206387

Novel of the week
By Hugo Barnacle - 06 November 12:00

The Golden Age

Gore Vidal <em>Little, Brown, 467pp, £17.99</em>

ISBN 0316854093

A red card
By Iain Dale - 06 November 12:00

The Heart Beats on the Left

Oskar Lafontaine <em>Polity Press, 240pp, £45 hbk/£12.99 pbk</em>

IS

Working-class hero
By Ian Williams - 06 November 12:00

Left Behind: lessons from Labour's heartland

Peter Kilfoyle <em>Politico's, 327pp, £17.99</em>

I

Telling truths
By Kathryn Hughes - 06 November 12:00

Iris Origo: Marchesa of Val d'Orcia

Caroline Moorehead <em>John Murray, 361pp, £22</em>

ISBN 071

The wind of change
By Alfred Sherman - 06 November 12:00

Just in Time: inside the Thatcher revolution

Sir John Hoskyns <em>Aurum Press, 432pp, £20</em>

I

A foreign country
By Lisa Allardice - 06 November 12:00

The Means of Escape

Penelope Fitzgerald <em>Flamingo, 117pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 0007100302

Novel of the week
By Toby Mundy - 23 October 13:00

Black Cat

Martyn Bedford <em>Viking, 234pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 0670879657

Scary monsters
By Hugo Barnacle - 23 October 13:00

Man, Beast and Zombie: what science can and cannot tell us about human nature

Kenan Malik <em>Weid

Road to nowhere
By Julian Keeling - 23 October 13:00

Bob Dylan: behind the shades

Clinton Heylin <em>Viking, 800pp, £20</em>

ISBN 0670885061

Under the Soviet skin
By Oliver Ready - 23 October 13:00

Inside Stalin's Russia: the diaries of Reader Bullard 1930-1934

Edited by Julian and Margaret Bull

A man of many quotes
By Brenda Maddox - 23 October 13:00

Wordsworth: a life

Juliet Barker <em>Viking, 971pp, £25</em>

ISBN 067087213X

Wild thing
By Graham Bendel - 23 October 13:00

Snake

Mary Woronov<em> Serpent's Tail, 214pp, £13.99</em>

ISBN 1852426578

Sick society
By Mick Hume - 23 October 13:00

The Tyranny of Health: doctors and the regulation of lifestyle

Michael Fitzpatrick <em>Routledge,

Simply true
By Toby Mundy - 04 September 13:00

Call If You Need Me: the uncollected fiction and prose

Raymond Carver <em>Harvill, 312pp, £15</em>

Feel the detail
By Kathryn Hughes - 04 September 13:00

Romanticism and its Discontents

Anita Brookner <em>Viking, 198pp, £25</em>

ISBN 0670892122

Novel of the week
By Nicola Upson - 04 September 13:00

Nineteen Seventy Seven

David Peace <em>Serpent's Tail, 342pp, £8.99</em>

ISBN 185242639X

Breaking rules
By Hugo Barnacle - 04 September 13:00

All Hail the New Puritans

Edited by Nicholas Blincoe and Matt Thorne <em>Fourth Estate, 204pp, £10

Union city blues
By Tom Nairn - 04 September 13:00

Claiming Scotland: national identity and liberal culture

Jonathan Hearn <em>Polygon at Edinburgh,

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