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Vol. 7 No. 3 · 21 February 1985

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Vol. 7 No. 3 · 21 February 1985

Neal Ascherson

The Rise and Fall of the Political Press in Britain. Vol. II: The 20th Century by Stephen Koss. Hamish Hamilton, 718 pp., £25, March 1984, 0 241 11181 1
Lies, Damned Lies and Some Exclusives by Henry Porter. Chatto, 211 pp., £9.95, October 1984, 0 7011 2841 0
Garvin of the ‘Observer’ by David Ayerst. Croom Helm, 314 pp., £25, January 1985, 0 7099 0560 2
The Beaverbrook I Knew edited by Logan Gourlay. Quartet, 272 pp., £11.95, September 1984, 0 7043 2331 1

Letters

Christopher Driver, Geoffrey Hartman, George Watson, Joseph Rykwert

Marilyn Butler

Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie. Joseph, 291 pp., £8.95, January 1985, 0 7181 2516 9

Andrew Motion

Poem: ‘Firing Practice’

John Ryle

Killing for Company: The Case of Dennis Nilsen by Brian Masters. Cape, 352 pp., £9.95, February 1985, 0 224 02184 2
Queens by Pickles. Quartet, 289 pp., £8.95, October 1984, 0 7043 2439 3
Ritualised Homosexuality in Melanesia edited by Gilbert Herdt. California, 409 pp., £19.95, October 1984, 0 520 05037 1

David Widgery

John Winston Lennon. Vol. I: 1940-1966 by Ray Coleman. Sidgwick, 288 pp., £9.95, June 1984, 0 283 98942 4
John Ono Lennon. Vol. II: 1967-1980 by Ray Coleman. Sidgwick, 344 pp., £9.95, November 1984, 0 283 99082 1
John Lennon, Summer of 1980 by Yoko Ono. Chatto, 111 pp., £4.95, June 1984, 0 7011 3931 5

Tom Paulin

Poem: ‘At Mill with Slaves’

Penny Boumelha

Diane Arbus: A Biography by Patricia Bosworth. Heinemann, 367 pp., £14.95, January 1985, 0 434 08150 7
Inside the Onion by Howard Nemerov. Chicago, 63 pp., £8.45, April 1984, 0 226 57244 7

Penelope Gilliatt

The ‘Vogue’ Bedside Book edited by Josephine Ross. Hutchinson, 256 pp., £9.95, October 1984, 0 09 158520 1
The Art of Zandra Rhodes by Anne Knight and Zandra Rhodes. Cape, 240 pp., £18, November 1984, 0 395 37940 7

Paul Delany

Modern Times by Peter York. Heinemann, 128 pp., £7.95, October 1984, 0 434 89260 2
Face Value: The Politics of Beauty by Robin Tolmach Lakoff and Raquel Scherr. Routledge, 312 pp., £12.95, November 1984, 0 7100 9742 5

Hugh Barnes

So Much Love by Beryl Reid. Hutchinson, 195 pp., £8.95, October 1984, 0 09 155730 5
Knock wood by Candice Bergen. Hamish Hamilton, 223 pp., £9.95, October 1984, 9780241113585

Stuart Airlie

Chivalry by Maurice Keen. Yale, 303 pp., £12.95, April 1984, 0 300 03150 5
The Rise of Romance by Eugène Vinaver. Boydell, 158 pp., £12, February 1984, 0 85991 158 6
War in the Middle Ages by Philippe Contamine, translated by Michael Jones. Blackwell, 387 pp., £17.50, June 1984, 0 631 13142 6
War and Government in the Middle Ages edited by John Gillingham and J.C. Holt. Boydell, 198 pp., £25, July 1984, 0 85115 404 2
Prussian Society and the German Order by Michael Burleigh. Cambridge, 217 pp., £22.50, May 1984, 9780521261043

Anthony Pagden

Settecento Riformatore. Vol. IV: La Caduta dell’Antico Regime 1776-1789. Part One: I Grandi Staii dell’Occidente by Franco Venturi. Einaudi, 463 pp., lire 45,000, July 1984, 88 06 05695 6
Settecento Riformatore. Vol. IV: La Caduta dell’Antico Regime 1776-1789. Part Two: II Patriotismo Repubblicano e gli Imperi dell’Est by Franco Venturi. Einaudi, 1040 pp., lire 55,000, July 1984, 88 06 05696 4
The Great Cat Massacre, and Other Episodes in French Cultural History by Robert Darnton. Viking, 284 pp., £14.95, July 1984, 0 7139 1728 8
Rousseau, Dreamer of Democracy by James Miller. Yale, 272 pp., £25, July 1984, 0 300 03044 4

R.J. Berry

Report of the Committee of Inquiry into Human Fertilisation and Embryology  HMSO, 103 pp., £6.40
Human Procreation: Ethical Aspects of the New Techniques  Oxford, 91 pp., £3.95, December 1984, 0 19 857608 0
The Redundant Male by Jeremy Cherfas and John Gribbin. Bodley Head, 197 pp., £9.95, May 1984, 9780370305233
Begotten of Made? Human Procreation and Medical Technique by Oliver O’Donovan. Oxford, 88 pp., £2.50, June 1984, 0 19 826678 2

Roy Harris

Longman Dictionary of the English Language by Randolph Quirk. Longman, 1875 pp., £14.95, October 1984, 0 582 55511 6
The Private Lives of English Words by Louis Heller, Alexander Humez and Malcah Dror. Routledge, 333 pp., £12.95, May 1984, 0 7102 0006 4
The Penguin Dictionary of Troublesome Words by Bill Bryson. Viking, 173 pp., £7.95, April 1984, 0 7139 1653 2
The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots by Joseph Shipley. Johns Hopkins, 637 pp., $39.95, May 1984, 0 8018 3004 4
A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English by Eric Partidge and Paul Beale. Routledge, 1400 pp., £45, May 1984, 0 7100 9820 0

Michael Wood

The Dark Hole Days by Una Woods. Blackstaff, 127 pp., £3.50, December 1984, 0 85640 316 4
Superior Women by Alice Adams. Heinemann, 374 pp., £8.95, January 1985, 0 434 00631 9
The Collected Stories by Frank Tuohy. Macmillan, 410 pp., £12.95, December 1984, 0 333 38534 9
The Apple in the Dark by Clarice Lispector, translated by Gregory Rabassa. Virago, 361 pp., £10.95, January 1985, 0 86068 605 1
Family Ties by Clarice Lispector and Giovanni Pontiero. Carcanet, 140 pp., £8.95, January 1985, 0 85636 569 6

Arthur Marwick

Diary: On Beauty

Patrick Parrinder

Garden, Ashes by Danilo Kis, translated by William Hannaher. Faber, 170 pp., £8.95, January 1985, 9780571134533
Star Turn by Nigel Williams. Faber, 314 pp., £9.95, January 1985, 0 571 13296 0
On Glory’s Course by James Purdy. Peter Owen, 378 pp., £9.95, January 1985, 0 7206 0633 0

Bernard Bergonzi

The Turning Key: Autobiography and the Subjective Impulse since 1800 by Jerome Hamilton Buckley. Harvard, 191 pp., £12.75, April 1984, 0 674 91330 2
The Art of Autobiography in 19th and 20th-Century England by A.O.J. Cockshut. Yale, 222 pp., £10.95, September 1984, 0 300 03235 8

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