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Vol. 6 No. 24 · 20 December 1984

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Vol. 6 No. 24 · 20 December 1984

Neal Ascherson

James Boswell: The Later Years 1769-1795 by Frank Brady. Heinemann, 609 pp., £20, November 1984, 0 434 08530 8

Letters

Joseph Rykwert, Ursula Owen, Arturo Escobosa, Redactor, ‘London Review of Books’, Katy Nicholson

Irvin Ehrenpreis

Samuel Johnson by Walter Jackson Bate. Hogarth, 646 pp., £6.95, July 1984, 0 7012 0562 8
A Preliminary Handlist of Copies of Books Associated with Dr Samuel Johnson by J.D. Fleeman. Oxford Bibliographical Society, 101 pp., £5, March 1984, 0 901420 41 7
Samuel Johnson 1709-84: A Bicentenary Exhibition edited by K.K. Yung. Arts Council/Herbert Press, 144 pp., £9.95, July 1984, 9780906969458
Samuel Johnson by Donald Greene. Oxford, 872 pp., £15, June 1984, 9780192541796

Peter Porter

Three Poems

Denis Donoghue

Nineteen Eighty-Four: Facsimile Edition by George Orwell, edited by Peter Davison. Secker, 291 pp., £25, July 1984, 9780436350221
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, edited by Bernard Crick. Oxford, 460 pp., £17.50, March 1984, 0 19 818521 9
Inside the Myth. Orwell: Views from the Left edited by Christopher Norris. Lawrence and Wishart, 287 pp., £12.50, November 1984, 0 85315 599 2
The Crystal Spirit: A Study of George Orwell by George Woodcock. Fourth Estate, 287 pp., £5.95, November 1984, 0 947795 05 7
Orwell’s London by John Thompson. Fourth Estate, 119 pp., £9.95, November 1984, 0 947795 00 6

José Harris

Neville Chamberlain. Vol. I: 1869-1929 by David Dilks. Cambridge, 645 pp., £20, November 1984, 0 521 25724 7

Michael Stewart

The Castle Diaries. Vol. II: 1964-70 by Barbara Castle. Weidenfeld, 848 pp., £20, October 1984, 0 297 78374 2

Clive James

Poem: ‘Echo echo echo’

David Allen

The John Tradescants: Gardeners to the Rose and Lily Queen by Prudence Leith-Ross. Owen, 320 pp., £20, March 1984, 0 7206 0612 8
Sydney Parkinson: Artist of Cook’s ‘Endeavour’ Voyage edited by D.J. Carr. Croom Helm, 300 pp., £29.95, March 1984, 9780709907947

Patricia Craig

The man who was M: The Life of Maxwell Knight by Anthony Masters. Blackwell, 205 pp., £9.95, November 1984, 0 631 13392 5
Unreliable Witness: Espionage Myths of the Second World War by Nigel West. Weidenfeld, 166 pp., £8.95, October 1984, 0 297 78481 1
The Great Betrayal: The Untold Story of Kim Philby’s Biggest Coup by Nicholas Bethell. Hodder, 214 pp., £9.95, October 1984, 0 340 35701 0

Peter Jenkins

Antipolitics: An Essay by George Konrad, translated by Richard Allen. Quartet, 243 pp., £8.95, August 1984, 0 7043 2472 5

Alok Rai

Indira’s India

Gabriele Annan

The Ledge between the Streams by Ved Mehta. Harvill, 531 pp., £12.50, July 1984, 0 00 272153 8

Peter Gwyn

Reformation and Revolution 1558-1660 by Robert Ashton. Granada, 503 pp., £18, February 1984, 0 246 10666 2
The Reformation and the English People by J.J. Scarisbrick. Blackwell, 203 pp., £14.50, March 1984, 0 631 13424 7

Arnold Davidson

Themes out of School: Causes and Effects by Stanley Cavell. Scolar/North Point, 288 pp., £16.95, January 1985, 0 86547 146 0

D.A.N. Jones

Last Ferry to Manly by Jill Neville. Penguin, 165 pp., £4.95, October 1984, 0 14 007068 0
Down from the Hill by Alan Sillitoe. Granada, 218 pp., £7.95, October 1984, 0 246 12517 9
God Knows by Joseph Heller. Cape, 353 pp., £8.95, November 1984, 0 224 02288 1
Wilt on High by Tom Sharpe. Secker, 236 pp., £8.95, October 1984, 9780436458118

Susannah Clapp

Charlotte Mew and her Friends by Penelope Fitzgerald. Collins, 240 pp., £12.95, July 1984, 0 00 217008 6
The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield. Vol. I: 1903-17 edited by Vincent O’Sullivan and Margaret Scott. Oxford, 376 pp., £15, September 1984, 0 19 812613 1

Alan Bennett

Diary: What I did in 1984

Michael Neve

A Darker Shade of Pale: A Backdrop to Bob Dylan by Wilfrid Mellers. Faber, 255 pp., £6.95, November 1984, 0 571 13345 2
Dylan by Jonathan Cott. Vermilion/Hutchinson, 244 pp., £20, October 1984, 0 09 158750 6

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