José Harris

The Chartists by Dorothy Thompson. Temple Smith, 399 pp., £19.50, February 1984, 0 85117 229 6
Languages of Class: Studies in English Working-Class History 1832-1982 by Gareth Stedman Jones. Cambridge, 260 pp., £22.50, January 1984, 0 521 25648 8
Class Power and State Power by Ralph Miliband. Verso, 310 pp., £18.50, March 1984, 0 86091 073 3

Letters

Carlo Ginzburg, Anthony Pagden, Margaret Wind, Clive Coultass, D.A. Kenrick, Graham White, Frank Kermode, Brenda Maddox

Nicholas Wade

Alexander Fleming: The Man and the Myth by Gwyn Macfarlane. Chatto, 304 pp., £12.50, February 1984, 0 7011 2683 3

M.F. Perutz

Rutherford: Simple Genius by David Wilson. Hodder, 639 pp., £14.95, February 1984, 0 340 23805 4

John Campbell

Speak for yourself: A Mass-Observation Anthology 1937-1949 edited by Angus Calder and Dorothy Sheridan. Cape, 272 pp., £12.50, March 1984, 0 224 02102 8
Voices: 1870-1914 by Peter Vansittart. Cape, 292 pp., £9.95, April 1984, 0 224 02103 6

John Barber

Andropov by Zhores Medvedev. Blackwell, 227 pp., £7.50, June 1983, 0 631 13401 8
Andropov in Power: From Komsomol to Kremlin by Jonathan Steele and Eric Abraham. Martin Robertson, 216 pp., £9.95, November 1983, 0 85520 641 1
Life in Russia by Michael Binyon. Hamish Hamilton, 286 pp., £9.95, November 1983, 0 241 10982 5
The Soviet Union after Brezhnev edited by Martin McCauley. Heinemann, 160 pp., £14.50, November 1983, 0 8419 0918 0
Yuri Andropov: A Secret Passage into the Kremlin by Vladimir Solovyov and Elena Klepikova, translated by Guy Daniels. Robert Hale, 302 pp., £11.50, February 1984, 0 7090 1630 1

Andrew Cockburn

The Road to Berlin: Stalin’s War with Germany by John Erickson. Weidenfeld, 877 pp., £20, November 1983, 0 297 77238 4
The Road to Stalingrad: Stalin’s War with Germany by John Erickson. Weidenfeld, 594 pp., £10, November 1983, 0 297 78350 5

Peter Burke

Le Retour de Martin Guerre by Natalie Davis, Jean-Claude Carrière and Daniel Vigne. Robert Laffont, 269 pp.
The Return of Martin Guerre by Natalie Davis. Harvard, 162 pp., £12.75, October 1983, 0 674 76690 3

Norman Hampson

France 1815-1914: The Bourgeois Century by Roger Magraw. Fontana, 412 pp., £4.95, November 1983, 0 00 635741 5

Blair Worden

The Puritan Gentry: The Great Puritan Families of Early Stuart England by J.T. Cliffe. Routledge, 313 pp., £18.95, March 1984, 0 7102 0007 2
The Puritan Moment: The Coming of Revolution in an English County by William Hunt. Harvard, 365 pp., £30.60, April 1983, 0 674 73903 5
Godly People: Essays on English Protestantism and Puritanism by Patrick Collinson. Hambledon, 604 pp., £24, July 1982, 9780907628156
Laud’s Laboratory: The Diocese of Bath and Wells in the Early 17th Century by Margaret Steig. Associated University Presses, 416 pp., £30, September 1983, 0 8387 5019 2
The Puritan Conversion Narrative: The Beginnings of American Expression by Patricia Caldwell. Cambridge, 210 pp., £17.50, December 1983, 0 521 25460 4
Protestant Reformers in Elizabethan Oxford by C.M. Dent. Oxford, 262 pp., £17.50, June 1983, 0 19 826723 1

Rosalind Mitchison

Literature and Gentility in Scotland by David Daiches. Edinburgh, 114 pp., £6.50, June 1982, 9780852244388
New Perspectives on the Politics and Culture of Early Modern Scotland edited by John Dwyer, Roger Mason and Alexander Murdoch. John Donald, 340 pp., £15, August 1982, 0 85976 066 9
Adam Smith by R.H. Campbell and A.S. Skinner. Croom Helm, 231 pp., £12.95, June 1982, 9780709907299
Sister Peg edited by David Raynor. Cambridge, 127 pp., £15.50, June 1981, 0 521 24299 1
Boswell: The Applause of the Jury 1782-1785 edited by Irma Lustig and Frederick Pottle. Heinemann, 419 pp., £15, July 1982, 0 434 43945 2
Muir of Huntershill by Christina Bewley. Oxford, 212 pp., £8.50, May 1981, 0 19 211768 8

Charles Townshend

Theobald Wolfe Tone: Colonial Outsider by Tom Dunne. Tower Books, 77 pp., $1.90, December 1982, 0 902568 07 8
Partners in Revolution: The United Irishmen and France by Marianne Elliott. Yale, 411 pp., £15, November 1982, 0 03 000270 2
De Valera and the Ulster Question 1917-1973 by John Bowman. Oxford, 369 pp., £17.50, November 1982, 0 19 822681 0
Sean Lemass and the Making of Modern Ireland by Paul Bew and Henry Patterson. Gill, 224 pp., £15, November 1982, 0 7171 1260 8

Christopher Salvesen

Poem: ‘Corsock’

Peter Clarke

The Collected Writings of John Maynard Keynes. Vol. XI: Economic Articles and Correspondence, Academic edited and translated by Donald Moggridge. Macmillan/Cambridge, 607 pp., £22, June 1983, 0 333 10723 3
Keynesian Economics: The Search for First Principles by Alan Coddington. Allen and Unwin, 129 pp., £9.95, February 1983, 9780043303344
Keynes’s Economics and the Theory of Value and Distribution edited by John Eatwell and Murray Milgate. Duckworth, 294 pp., £24, October 1983, 0 7156 1688 9
Capital and Employment: A Study of Keynes’s Economics by Murray Milgate. Academic Press, 217 pp., £17, December 1982, 0 12 496250 5

Sydney Checkland

The Victorian Economy by François Crouzet, translated by Anthony Forster. Methuen, 430 pp., £18, June 1982, 0 416 31110 5
British Economic Growth 1856-1973 by R.C.O. Matthews, C.H. Feinstein and J.C. Odling-Smee. Oxford, 712 pp., £37.50, October 1982, 0 19 828453 5
The Cambridge Economic History of Europe. Vol. VII: The Industrial Economies: Capital, Labour and Enterprise edited by Peter Mathias. Cambridge, 832 pp., £13.50, June 1982, 0 521 28800 2

Lawrence Gowing

Diary: English Romanesque at the Hayward Gallery

David Allen

Dear Lord Rothschild: Birds, Butterflies and History by Miriam Rothschild. Hutchinson, 398 pp., £14.95, November 1983, 0 09 153740 1

Frank Kermode

Small World by David Lodge. Secker, 339 pp., £8.95, March 1984, 0 436 25663 0

D.A.N. Jones

The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea by Randolph Stow. Secker, 276 pp., £8.95, April 1984, 0 436 49734 4
The Suburbs of Hell by Randolph Stow. Secker, 165 pp., £7.95, April 1984, 0 436 49735 2
Kingsley’s Touch by John Collee. Allen Lane, 206 pp., £6.95, March 1984, 0 7139 1633 8
A Suitable Case for Corruption by Norman Lewis. Hamish Hamilton, 185 pp., £8.95, April 1984, 0 241 11178 1

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