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Frank Kermode

Educating the planet

Letters

Kevin Sharpe, G.B.H. Wightman, Neal Ascherson, Robin Maconie, Hans Keller

Edmund Leach

Social Mobility and Class Structure in Modern Britain by John Goldthorpe. Oxford, 310 pp., £12, January 1980, 0 19 827239 1
Origins and Destinations: Family, Class and Education in Modern Britain by A.H. Halsey. Oxford, 240 pp., £14, January 1980, 0 19 827224 3

V.S. Pritchett

Peacock Displayed: A Satirist in his Context by Marilyn Butler. Routledge, 361 pp., £10.95, October 1979, 0 7100 0293 9

Andrew Motion

Poem: ‘The House Through’

Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie

On Historians by J.H. Hexter. Collins, 310 pp., £6.95, September 1979, 0 00 216623 2

Seamus Heaney

The New Cratylus by A.D. Hope. Oxford, 179 pp., £12.75, November 1979, 9780195505764

Douglas Dunn

Poems 1962-1978 by Derek Mahon. Oxford, 117 pp., £5.75, November 1979, 0 19 211898 6
The Echo Gate by Michael Longley. Secker, 53 pp., £3, November 1979, 0 436 25680 0
Poets from the North of Ireland edited by Frank Ormsby. Blackstaff, 232 pp., £6.50, October 1979, 9780856402012

Paul Muldoon

Visitors Book  Poolbeg Press, 191 pp., £5.50, November 1979, 0 905169 22 0

Charles Lysaght

Dublin made me by C.S. Andrews. Mercier Press, 312 pp., £9, November 1979, 0 85342 606 6
Home before Night by Hugh Leonard. Deutsch, 202 pp., £5.25, October 1979, 0 233 97138 6

James Fox

Fortune’s Hostages by Caroline Moorehead. Hamish Hamilton, 256 pp., £8.95, January 1980, 0 241 10320 7

Roger Garfitt

The Weddings at Nether Powers by Peter Redgrove. Routledge, 166 pp., £2.95, July 1979, 0 7100 0255 6

Robert Taubman

Puffball by Fay Weldon. Hodder, 255 pp., £5.95, February 1980, 0 340 24565 4
The Mirror of the Giant by Penelope Shuttle. Marion Boyars, 165 pp., £5.95, January 1980, 0 7145 2679 7
Another Part of the Wood by Beryl Bainbridge. Duckworth, 176 pp., £4.95, November 1979, 0 7156 1458 4
Wild Oats by Jacob Epstein. Alison Press/Secker, 267 pp., £5.95, February 1980, 0 436 14826 9
In the Secret State by Robert McCrum. Hamish Hamilton, 250 pp., £5.95, February 1980, 0 241 10322 3

Michael Mason

Michael Mason writes about the debate in London University on whether Anthony Blunt should keep his emeritus chair

Ian Hamilton

Smiley’s People by John le Carré. Hodder, 327 pp., £5.95, February 1980, 0 340 24704 5

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