Vol. 5 No. 22 · 1 December 1983

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Vol. 5 No. 22 · 1 December 1983

Christopher Ricks

Beyond the Pale: Sir Oswald Mosley 1933-1980 by Nicholas Mosley. Secker, 323 pp., £8.95, October 1983, 0 436 28852 4
Rules of the Game: Sir Oswald and Lady Cynthia Mosley 1896-1933 by Nicholas Mosley. Fontana, 274 pp., £2.50, October 1983, 0 00 636644 9

Letters

Geoffrey Pearson, E.M. Thornton, Michael Neve, Ian Jack

Blake Morrison

Poem: ‘A Child in Winter’

Barbara Wootton

TheDiary of Beatrice Webb. Vol. II: All the Good Things in Life edited by Norman Mackenzie and Jeanne Mackenzie. Virago, 376 pp., £18, October 1983, 0 86068 210 2

José Harris

John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920 by Robert Skidelsky. Macmillan, 447 pp., £14.95, November 1983, 0 333 11599 6

Paul Muldoon

Two Poems

Mary-Kay Wilmers

Vita: The Life of V. Sackville-West by Victoria Glendinning. Weidenfeld, 430 pp., £12.50, September 1983, 0 297 78306 8

Peter Medawar

The Discovery of Insulin by Michael Bliss. Paul Harris, 304 pp., £15, September 1983, 0 86228 056 7

Roy Harris

A Dictionary of Mottoes by L.G. Pine. Routledge, 303 pp., £9.95, October 1983, 9780710093394
Newspeak: A Dictionary of Jargon by Jonathon Green. Routledge, 263 pp., £9.95, October 1983, 0 7100 9685 2
The Oxford Miniguide to English Usage by E.S.C. Weiner. Oxford, 412 pp., £1.95, October 1983, 0 19 869127 0
The Oxford Dictionary of Current Idiomatic English: Volume II by A.P. Cowrie, R. Mackin and I.R. McCaig. Oxford, 685 pp., £12.50, October 1983, 0 19 431150 3
A Dictionary of the Teenage Revolution and its Aftermath by Kenneth Hudson. Macmillan, 203 pp., £12.95, October 1983, 0 333 28517 4
A Dictionary of Catch-Phrases by Eric Partridge. Routledge, 278 pp., £5.95, October 1983, 0 7100 9989 4

Graham Hough

Sebastian or Ruling Passions by Lawrence Durrell. Faber, 202 pp., £7.95, October 1983, 0 571 13445 9
Woman Beware Woman by Emma Tennant. Cape, 176 pp., £7.95, November 1983, 0 224 02164 8
Queen of Stones by Emma Tennant. Picador, 159 pp., £2.50, September 1983, 0 330 28074 0
Blue Rise by Rebecca Hill. Joseph, 296 pp., £8.95, October 1983, 0 7181 2372 7
Here to get my baby out of jail by Louise Shivers. Collins, 141 pp., £6.95, October 1983

Denis Donoghue

The Collected Letters of John Millington Synge. Vol. I: 1871-1907 edited by Ann Saddlemyer. Oxford, 385 pp., £30, August 1983, 0 19 812678 6

Samuel Hynes

Roy Campbell: A Critical Biography by Peter Alexander. Oxford, 277 pp., £12.50, March 1981, 0 19 211750 5
The Selected Poems of Roy Campbell edited by Peter Alexander. Oxford, 131 pp., £7.50, July 1982, 9780192119469

J.I.M. Stewart

Diversity and Depth in Fiction: Selected Critical Writings of Angus Wilson edited by Kerry McSweeny. Secker, 303 pp., £15, August 1983, 0 436 57610 4

Penelope Fitzgerald

The Little Ottleys by Ada Leverson and Sally Beauman. Virago, 543 pp., £3.95, November 1982, 0 86068 300 1
TheConstant Nymph by Margaret Kennedy and Anita Brookner. Virago, 326 pp., £3.50, August 1983, 0 86068 354 0
The Constant Novelist: A Study of Margaret Kennedy 1896-1967 by Violet Powell. Heinemann, 219 pp., £10.95, June 1983, 0 434 59951 4

Michael Neve

Out of Order by Frank Johnson. Robson, 256 pp., £7.95, October 1982, 0 86051 190 1
Frank Johnson’s Election Year by Frank Johnson. Robson, 192 pp., £6.95, October 1983, 0 86051 254 1
Enthusiasms by Bernard Levin. Cape, 264 pp., £8.95, November 1983, 0 224 02114 1
Poem of the Year by Clive James. Cape, 79 pp., £4.95, November 1983, 0 224 02961 4
The Original Michael Frayn by Michael Frayn. Salamander, 203 pp., £8.50, October 1983, 0 907540 32 5

Martin Kemp

Collected Essays: Vols I and II by Frances Yates. Routledge, 279 pp., £12.50, May 1982, 0 7100 0952 6

John Hedley Brooke

Hen’s Teeth and Horse’s Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould. Norton, 413 pp., £11.95, September 1983, 0 393 01716 8
The Great Chain of History: William Buckland and the English School of Geology, 1814-1849 by Nicolaas Rupke. Oxford, 322 pp., £22.50, September 1983, 0 19 822907 0

William Boyd

The Africans by David Lamb. Bodley Head, 363 pp., £12.50, August 1983, 0 370 30968 5
African Princess by Princess Elizabeth of Toro. Hamish Hamilton, 230 pp., £9.95, September 1983, 0 241 11002 5
The Emperor: Downfall of an Autocrat by Ryszard Kapuściński, translated by William Brand and Katarzyna Mroczkowsa-Brand. Quartet, 164 pp., £7.95, October 1983, 0 7043 2415 6

A.J.P. Taylor

Diary: Books are getting too long

Philip Horne

The Life of Alfred Hitchcock: The Dark Side of Genius by Donald Spoto. Collins, 594 pp., £12.95, May 1983, 0 00 216352 7
Howard Hawks, Storyteller by Gerald Mast. Oxford, 406 pp., £16.50, June 1983, 0 19 503091 5

E.S. Turner

Just William, More William, William Again, William the Fourth by Richmal Crompton and Thomas Henry. Macmillan, 215 pp., £5.95, October 1983, 0 333 35848 1

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