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Vol. 3 No. 22 · 3 December 1981

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Vol. 3 No. 22 · 3 December 1981

David Cannadine

The Directory of National Biography, 1961-1970 edited by E.T. Williams and C.S. Nicholls. Oxford, 1178 pp., £40, October 1981, 0 19 865207 0

Letters

David Gregg, Noël Annan, Stephen Fender, E.S. Turner, Dennis Barker, Hugh Lloyd-Jones, F.M. Fowler

Paul Addison

Lord Randolph Churchill: A Political Life by R.F. Foster. Oxford, 431 pp., £16, November 1981, 0 19 822679 9

C.H. Sisson

Harold Nicolson: A Biography. Vo. II: 1930-1968 by James Lees-Milne. Chatto, 403 pp., £15, October 1981, 0 7011 2602 7

Richard Altick

The Return to Camelot: Chivalry and the English Gentleman by Mark Girouard. Yale, 312 pp., £12.50, September 1981, 0 300 02739 7

Martin Wiener

Condition of England by Lincoln Allison. Junction, 221 pp., £12.50, August 1981, 0 86245 032 2

Ted Hughes

Poem: ‘That Morning’

Alan Bennett

A Better Class of Person by John Osborne. Faber, 285 pp., £7.95, November 1981, 0 571 11785 6

Donald Davie

Collected Poems by D.J. Enright. Oxford, 262 pp., £10, September 1981, 0 19 211941 9

Penelope Fitzgerald

Me Again: Uncollected Writings of Stevie Smith edited by Jack Barbera and William McBrien. Virago, 359 pp., £9.95, October 1981, 9780860682172

Alan Hollinghurst

Alan Hollinghurst writes about the poems and novels of the author of ‘The White Hotel’

Graham Hough

Ah, but your land is beautiful by Alan Paton. Cape, 270 pp., £6.95, November 1981, 0 02 241981 0
A Flag for Sunrise by Robert Stone. Secker, 402 pp., £6.95, November 1981, 9780436496813
Something Else by Virginia Fassnidge. Constable, 152 pp., £5.95, October 1981, 0 09 464340 7
The Air We Breathe by Gabriel Josipovici. Harvester, 114 pp., £6.95, November 1981, 0 7108 0056 8

Frank Kermode

Bliss by Peter Carey. Faber, 296 pp., £6.50, November 1981, 0 571 11769 4
Exotic Pleasures by Peter Carey. Picador, 192 pp., £1.95, October 1981, 0 330 26550 4

Robert Taubman

The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux. Hamish Hamilton, 392 pp., £7.95, October 1981, 0 241 10688 5

Michael Irwin

Who was Oswald Fish? by A.N. Wilson. Secker, 314 pp., £6.95, October 1981, 0 436 57606 6

Dan Jacobson

K: A Biography of Kafka by Ronald Hayman. Weidenfeld, 349 pp., £16.50, October 1981, 0 297 77996 6
Stories 1904-1924 by Franz Kafka, translated by J.A. Underwood. Macdonald, 271 pp., £7.50, November 1981, 9780354046398

Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie

The Youth of Vichy France by W.D. Halls. Oxford, 492 pp., £20, May 1981, 0 19 822577 6

Annemarie Austin

Poem: ‘Out of Season’

Douglas Johnson

Sport and Society in Modern France by Richard Holt. Macmillan, 256 pp., £20, July 1981, 0 333 25951 3

Martin Amis

The Soccer Tribe by Desmond Morris. Cape, 320 pp., £12.50, September 1981, 9780224019354

Michael Holroyd

Shaw’s Music. Vol. I: 1876-1890 edited by Dan Laurence. Bodley Head, 957 pp., £15, June 1981, 0 370 30247 8
Shaw’s Music. Vol. II: 1890-1893 by Dan Laurence. Bodley Head, 985 pp., £15, June 1981, 0 370 30249 4
Shaw’s Music. Vol. III: 1893-1950 by Dan Laurence. Bodley Head, 910 pp., £15, June 1981, 0 370 30248 6
Conducted Tour by Bernard Levin. Cape, 240 pp., £7.50, November 1981, 0 224 01896 5

Susannah Clapp

Olivia by Olivia. Hogarth, 109 pp., £4.50, April 1981, 0 7012 0177 0

D.J. Enright

The Life of Villiers de I’Isle-Adam by A.W. Raitt. Oxford, 470 pp., £25, October 1981, 0 19 815771 1

Alice Goodman

Poem: ‘As with the commander of an army so is it with the mistress of a house’

V.G. Kiernan

Vietnam: The Revolutionary Path by Thomas Hodgkin. Macmillan, 433 pp., £25, July 1981, 0 333 28110 1
Death in the Ricefields: Thirty Years of War in Indochina by Peter Scholl-Latour, translated by Faye Carney. Orbis, 383 pp., £6.95, September 1981, 0 85613 342 6
Hollywood’s Vietnam by Gilbert Adair. Proteus, 192 pp., £7.95, August 1981, 0 906071 86 0

Gabriel Josipovici

Story: ‘Steps’

Alan Bennett

Story: ‘Men’s Talk’

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