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Vol. 7 No. 10 · 6 June 1985

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Richard Trench

David Cannadine

The BBC: The First 50 Years by Asa Briggs. Oxford, 439 pp., £17.50, May 1985, 0 19 212971 6
The Collected Essays of Asa Briggs. Vol. I: Words, Numbers, Places, People  Harvester, 245 pp., £30, March 1985, 0 7108 0094 0
The Collected Essays of Asa Briggs. Vol. II: Images, Problems, Standpoints, Forecasts  Harvester, 324 pp., £30, March 1985, 0 7108 0510 1
The 19th Century: The Contradictions of Progress edited by Asa Briggs. Thames and Hudson, 239 pp., £18, April 1985, 0 500 04013 3

Letters

Tom Paulin, A.C. Bramwell, Paul Overy, Derek Freeman, Charles Plouviez, John Haffenden, Michael Moorcock, Editors, ‘London Review’

Bernard Williams

Ordinary Vices by Judith Shklar. Harvard, 168 pp., £14.95, October 1984, 0 674 64175 2
Immorality by Ronald Milo. Princeton, 273 pp., £24.70, September 1984, 0 691 06614 0

M.F. Perutz

The Limits of Science by Peter Medawar. Oxford, 108 pp., £7.50, February 1985, 0 19 217744 3

Brian Pippard

Science and the Modern World by A.N. Whitehead. Free Association, 265 pp., £11.95, February 1985, 0 946960 14 3

Christopher Ricks

The English Language Today edited by Sidney Greenbaum. Pergamon, 345 pp., £12.50, December 1984, 0 08 031078 8
The English Language by Robert Burchfield. Oxford, 194 pp., £9.50, January 1985, 9780192191731
A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language by Randolph Quirk, Sidney Greenbaum, Geoffrey Leech and Jan Svartvik. Longman, 1779 pp., £39.50, May 1985, 0 582 51734 6
Words by John Silverlight. Macmillan, 107 pp., £17.50, May 1985, 9780333380109
Faux Amis and Key Words: A Dictionary-Guide to French Language, Culture and Society through Lookalikes and Confusables by Philip Thody, Howard Evans and Gwilym Rees. Athlone, 224 pp., £16, February 1985, 0 485 11243 4
Puns by Walter Redfern. Blackwell, 234 pp., £14.95, October 1984, 0 631 13793 9
Fair of Speech: The Uses of Euphemism edited by D.J. Enright. Oxford, 222 pp., £9.95, April 1985, 0 19 212236 3

Martin Amis

Story: ‘Bujak and the Strong Force’

Frank Kermode

The Oxford Companion to English Literature edited by Margaret Drabble. Oxford, 1155 pp., £15, April 1985, 0 19 866130 4

John Levett

Three Poems

Michael Davie

The Airman and the Carpenter: The Lindbergh Case and the Framing of Richard Hauptmann by Ludovic Kennedy. Collins, 438 pp., £12.95, April 1985, 0 00 217060 4

Sam Miller

Grimethorpe Now

Richard Hyman

Digging Deeper: Issues in the Miners’ Strike edited by Huw Beynon. Verso, 252 pp., £3.95, March 1985, 0 86091 820 3
Policing the Miners’ Strike edited by Bob Fine and Robert Millar. Lawrence and Wishart, 243 pp., £4.95, March 1985, 0 85315 633 6
The Strike: An Insider’s Story by Roy Ottey. Sidgwick, 157 pp., £7.95, March 1985, 9780283992285
Scargill and the Miners by Michael Crick. Penguin, 172 pp., £2.95, March 1985, 0 14 052355 3
The Great Strike: The Miners’ Strike of 1984-5 and its Lessons by Alex Callinicos and Mike Simons. Socialist Worker, 256 pp., £3.95, April 1985, 0 905998 50 2

Peter Pulzer

The Conservative Party from Peel to Thatcher by Robert Blake. Methuen/Fontana, 401 pp., £19.95, May 1985, 0 413 58140 3
Westminster Blues by Julian Critchley. Hamish Hamilton, 134 pp., £7.95, May 1985, 0 241 11387 3

Arthur Gavshon

The Falklands War: Lessons for Strategy, Diplomacy and International Law edited by Alberto Coll and Anthony Arend. Allen and Unwin, 252 pp., £18, May 1985, 0 04 327075 1

Michael Stewart

Diary: Staggeringly Complacent

Patrick Parrinder

Quinx or The Ripper’s Tale by Lawrence Durrell. Faber, 201 pp., £8.95, May 1985, 0 571 13444 0
Helliconia Winter by Brian Aldiss. Cape, 285 pp., £8.95, April 1985, 0 224 01847 7
Black Robe by Brian Moore. Cape, 256 pp., £8.95, May 1985, 0 224 02329 2

P.N. Furbank

Peterley Harvest: The Private Diary of David Peterley edited by Michael Holroyd. Secker, 286 pp., £8.95, April 1985, 0 436 36715 7

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