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Vol. 2 No. 15 · 7 August 1980

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Cover Artist

Martine Franck

Rosalind Mitchison

The Territory of the Historian by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, translated by Sian Ben. Harvester, 346 pp., £12.50, May 1979, 0 85527 565 0
Montaillou by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, translated by Barbara Bray. Penguin, 382 pp., £2.50, May 1980, 0 14 005471 5
Carnival: a People’s Uprising in Romans, 1579-1580 by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, translated by Mary Feeney. Scolar, 426 pp., £12.50, May 1980, 0 85967 591 2

Letters

Mick Gold, Tony Mason, Simon Raven, Claire Bruyère, William Margolis, Rosanne Musgrave

Christopher Ricks

Setting the World on Fire by Angus Wilson. Secker, 296 pp., £6.50, July 1980, 9780436576041

Marilyn Butler

Louis MacNeice in the BBC by Barbara Coulton. Faber, 215 pp., £12.50, May 1980, 0 571 11537 3
Best Radio Plays of 1979  Eyre Methuen/BBC, 192 pp., £6.95, June 1980, 0 413 47130 6

Hans Keller

Music on Radio and Television

Barbara Wootton

Mrs Thatcher’s First Year by Hugh Stephenson. Jill Norman, 128 pp., £6.50, June 1980, 0 906908 16 7
A House Divided by David Steel. Weidenfeld, 200 pp., £6.50, June 1980, 0 297 77764 5

Graham Hough

History of Him by Geoffrey Grigson. Secker, 96 pp., £4.50, June 1980, 0 436 18841 4

Tom Paulin

Poem: ‘Presbyterian Study’

J.P. Stern

Story: ‘The Matljary Diary’

E.S. Shaffer

The Memoirs of Bridget Hitler edited by Michael Unger. Duckworth, 192 pp., £4.95, March 1979, 0 7156 1356 1
The Portage to San Cristobal of A.H. by George Steiner. Granta, 66 pp., £1.50
Young Adolf by Beryl Bainbridge. Duckworth, 174 pp., £6.95, November 1978, 0 7156 1323 5

Martin Green

Poem: ‘Heritage’

James Michie

Poem: ‘Frosty Poem’

Keith Walker

A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson. Times, 2558 pp., £45, June 1980, 0 7230 0228 2
Dictionary Johnson: Samuel Johnson’s Middle Years by James Clifford. Heinemann, 372 pp., £10, February 1980, 0 434 13805 3

Michael Irwin

The Beekeepers by Peter Redgrove. Routledge, 156 pp., £5.50, July 1980, 0 7100 0473 7
F for Ferg by Ian Cochrane. Gollancz, 117 pp., £5.95, July 1980, 0 575 02862 9
Events Beyond the Heartlands by Robert Watson. Heinemann, 241 pp., £6.50, July 1980, 0 434 84200 1

Gabriele Annan

The Duke of Deception: Memories of My Father by Geoffrey Wolff. Hodder, 275 pp., £8.25, June 1980, 0 340 25469 6

D.A.N. Jones

After My Fashion by John Cowper Powys. Picador, 286 pp., £2.50, June 1980, 0 330 26049 9
Weymouth Sands by John Cowper Powys. Picador, 567 pp., £2.95, June 1980, 0 330 26050 2
Recollections of the Powys Brothers edited by Belinda Humfrey. Peter Owen, 288 pp., £9.95, May 1980, 0 7206 0547 4
John Cowper Powys and David Jones: A Comparative Study by Jeremy Hooker. Enitharmon, 54 pp., £3.75, April 1979, 0 901111 85 6
The Hollowed-Out Elder Stalk by Roland Mathias. Enitharmon, 158 pp., £4.85, May 1979, 0 901111 87 2
John Cowper Powys and the Magical Quest by Morine Krissdottir. Macdonald, 218 pp., £8.95, February 1980, 0 354 04492 3

Christopher Reid

Empty Words: Writings ‘73-’78 by John Cage. Marion Boyars, 187 pp., £12, June 1980, 0 7145 2704 1

T.J. Binyon

The Life of Aleksandr Blok: Vol. 1: ‘The Distant Thunder 1880-1908’ by Avril Pyman. Oxford, 359 pp., £12.50, January 1979, 0 19 211714 9

Douglas Johnson

Mesrine: the Life and Death of a Super-crook by Carey Schofield. Penguin, 201 pp., £95, April 1980, 0 14 005607 6

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