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Western Diseases: Their Emergence and Prevention 
edited by H.C. Trowell and D.P. Burkitt.
Arnold, 456 pp., £28.50, March 1981, 0 7131 4373 8
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The Diseases of Civilisation 
by Brain Inglis.
Hodder, 371 pp., £10.95, September 1981, 0 340 21717 0
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... are expressed in The Diseases of Civilisation, the latest in the series of books in which Brian Inglis has examined orthodox and unorthodox forms of medicine. His conclusions are based on a careful, if selective examination of the literature on some of the common causes of sickness and death, including heart disease, cancer, mental illness and infectious ...

Making It Up

Raphael Samuel, 4 July 1996

Raymond Williams 
by Fred Inglis.
Routledge, 333 pp., £19.99, October 1995, 0 415 08960 3
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... plain little building’ in the foothills of the Black Mountains. It is a comfortless day, Fred Inglis tells us. ‘The light fell crooked and the road fell wrong.’ Rooks caw speculatively on the wind, and the weather is appropriately Gothic too, a ‘bitter cold’ February day with ‘vicious showers of sleet and snow’. The mourners make their way ...

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