Saturday 14 October 1995
Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life by Daniel C Dennett (Allen Lane, pounds 25). Brilliant philosophical defence of Darwinian theory.
The Redress of Poetry: Oxford Lectures by Seamus Heaney (Faber, pounds 15.99). The new Nobel Laureate offers the best lectures by an Oxford Professor of Poetry since WH Auden's 40 years ago.
HG: The History of Mr Wells by Michael Foot (Doubleday, pounds 20). Empathetic biography of 'probably the most influential writer of the modern era'.
John Betjeman: Letters Volume 2, 1951-84 edited by Candida Lycett Green (Methuen, pounds 20). Engrossing correspondence which ranges from the endearingly silly to the unbearably moving.
Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson (Doubleday, pounds 15.99). The best- selling travel writer turns his
witty, searching eye on Blighty.
BBC Trust agrees to axe channel from TV in favour of digital moveTV
Final Top Gear reviewTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Autistic teenager beaten up by bullies makes them watch 20-minute video about autism
- 2 Greece debt crisis explained: A history of just how the country landed itself in such a mess
- 3 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 4 Greek debt crisis: Yanis Varoufakis's funniest (and most memorable) quotes
- 5 Swedish minister gives strongest case yet on why EU should stop turning away asylum seekers
Wireless 2015: Nicki Minaj 2 hours late to main stage due to 'travel issues'
Chronixx interview: Reggae sensation on taking the opening spot at Glastonbury and calling Barack Obama a 'waste man'
Game of Thrones season 6: Director Jack Bender hints showrunners 'communicate closely' with George RR Martin
Amy: Mark Ronson praises 'respectful' Amy Winehouse film as it scores the highest ever UK opening for a British documentary
Chris Moyles reportedly set to make radio comeback with new breakfast show on XFM
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture