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Vol. 7 No. 21 · 5 December 1985

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Vol. 7 No. 21 · 5 December 1985

John Bayley

Tolstoy’s Diaries translated by R.F. Christian. Athlone, 755 pp., £45, October 1985, 0 485 11276 0
The Diaries of Sofia Tolstoy translated by Cathy Porter. Cape, 1043 pp., £30, September 1985, 0 224 02270 9

Letters

C.K. Stead, John Lucas, D.H. Schwartz

Frank Kermode

Collected Poems 1928-1985 by Stephen Spender. Faber, 204 pp., £4.95, November 1985, 0 571 13666 4
A Version of the Oedipus Trilogy of Sophocles by Stephen Spender. Faber, 199 pp., £12.50, November 1985, 0 571 13834 9
Journals 1939-1983 by Stephen Spender, edited by John Goldsmith. Faber, 510 pp., £15, November 1985, 0 571 13617 6

Tam Dalyell

An Eton Schoolboy’s Album by Mark Dixon. Debrett, 118 pp., £10.95, November 1985, 0 905649 78 8

Noël Annan

Leaves from a Victorian Diary by Edward Leeves and John Sparrow. Alison Press/Secker, 126 pp., £8.95, September 1985, 0 436 24370 9

Ian Hamilton

The Diaries of Auberon Waugh: A Turbulent Decade 1976-1985 edited by Anna Galli-Pahlavi. Private Eye/Deutsch, 207 pp., £4.95, September 1985, 0 233 97811 9

Craig Raine

Poem: ‘For Hans Keller’

Hugh Haughton

The Life and Work of Thomas Hardy by Thomas Hardy, edited by Michael Millgate. Macmillan, 604 pp., £30, April 1985, 0 333 29441 6
The Literary Notebooks of Thomas Hardy: Vols I and II edited by Lennart Björk. Macmillan, 428 pp., £35, May 1985, 0 333 36777 4
Emma Hardy’s Diaries edited by Richard Taylor. Mid-Northumberland Arts Group/Carcanet, 216 pp., £14.95, January 1985, 0 904790 21 5
The Collected Letters of Thomas Hardy. Vol. V: 1914-1919 edited by Richard Little Purdy and Michael Millgate. Oxford, 357 pp., £22.50, May 1985, 0 19 812622 0
The Complete Poetical Works of Thomas Hardy, Vol. III edited by Samuel Hynes. Oxford, 390 pp., £32.50, June 1985, 0 19 812784 7
Annals of the Labouring Poor: Social Change and Agrarian England 1660-1900 by K.D.M. Snell. Cambridge, 464 pp., £30, May 1985, 0 521 24548 6
Thomas Hardy edited by Samuel Hynes. Oxford, 547 pp., £12.95, June 1984, 0 19 254177 3

Blake Morrison

No Mate for the Magpie by Frances Molloy. Virago, 170 pp., £7.95, April 1985, 0 86068 594 2
The Mysteries by Tony Harrison. Faber, 229 pp., £9.95, August 1985, 9780571137893
Ukulele Music by Peter Reading. Secker, 103 pp., £3.95, June 1985, 0 436 40986 0
Hard Lines 2 edited by Ian Dury, Pete Townshend, Alan Bleasdale and Fanny Dubes. Faber, 95 pp., £2.50, June 1985, 0 571 13542 0
No Holds Barred: The Raving Beauties choose new poems by women edited by Anna Carteret, Fanny Viner and Sue Jones-Davies. Women’s Press, 130 pp., £2.95, June 1985, 0 7043 3963 3
Katerina Brac by Christopher Reid. Faber, 47 pp., £8.95, October 1985, 0 571 13614 1
Skevington’s Daughter by Oliver Reynolds. Faber, 88 pp., £8.95, September 1985, 0 571 13697 4
Rhondda Tenpenn’orth by Oliver Reynolds. 10 pence
Trio 4 by Andrew Elliott, Leon McAuley and Ciaran O’Driscoll. Blackstaff, 69 pp., £3.95, May 1985, 0 85640 333 4
Mama Dot by Fred D’Aguiar. Chatto, 48 pp., £3.95, August 1985, 0 7011 2957 3
The Dread Affair: Collected Poems by Benjamin Zephaniah. Arena, 112 pp., £2.95, August 1985, 9780099392507
Long Road to Nowhere by Amryl Johnson. Virago, 64 pp., £2.95, July 1985, 0 86068 687 6
Mangoes and Bullets by John Agard. Pluto, 64 pp., £3.50, August 1985, 0 7453 0028 6
Ragtime in Unfamiliar Bars by Ron Butlin. Secker, 51 pp., £3.95, June 1985, 0 436 07810 4
True Confessions and New Clichés by Liz Lochhead. Polygon, 135 pp., £3.95, July 1985, 0 904919 90 0
Works in the Inglis Tongue by Peter Davidson. Three Tygers Press, 17 pp., £2.50, June 1985
Wild Places: Poems in Three Leids by William Neill. Luath, 200 pp., £5, September 1985, 0 946487 11 1

Susan Fromberg Schaeffer

Lost Children: The Story of Adopted Children Searching for their Mothers by Polly Toynbee. Hutchinson, 288 pp., £9.95, August 1985, 0 09 160440 0

Angela Carter

Adorned in Dreams: Fashion and Modernity by Elizabeth Wilson. Virago, 272 pp., £11.95, November 1985, 0 86068 552 7

Peter Campbell

Adrian

N.V. Rampant

Poem: ‘Symptoms of Self-Regard’

Alan Brien

Orson Welles by Barbara Leaming. Weidenfeld, 562 pp., £14.95, October 1985, 0 297 78476 5
The Making of ‘Citizen Kane’ by Robert Carringer. Murray, 180 pp., £8.95, October 1985, 0 7195 4248 0
Spike Milligan by Pauline Scudamore. Granada, 318 pp., £8.95, October 1985, 0 246 12275 7
Nancy Mitford by Selina Hastings. Hamish Hamilton, 274 pp., £12.50, October 1985, 0 241 11684 8
Rebel: The Short Life of Esmond Romilly by Kevin Ingram. Weidenfeld, 252 pp., £12.95, October 1985, 0 297 78707 1
The Mitford Family Album by Sophia Murphy. Sidgwick, 160 pp., £12.95, November 1985, 0 283 99115 1

Robert Morley

Blessings in Disguise by Alec Guinness. Hamish Hamilton, 238 pp., £9.95, October 1985, 0 241 11681 3

Patrick Parrinder

Life goes on by Alan Sillitoe. Granada, 517 pp., £8.95, October 1985, 0 246 12709 0
Men and Angels by Mary Gordon. Cape, 239 pp., £8.95, October 1985, 0 224 02998 3
Heavenly Deception by Maggie Brooks. Chatto, 299 pp., £8.95, October 1985, 9780701128647
Love Always by Ann Beattie. Joseph, 247 pp., £9.95, October 1985, 0 7181 2609 2

Patricia Craig

Black Venus by Angela Carter. Chatto, 121 pp., £8.95, October 1985, 0 7011 3964 1
Come unto these yellow sands by Angela Carter. Bloodaxe, 158 pp., £12.95, October 1985, 0 906427 66 5
Mainland by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer. Hamish Hamilton, 285 pp., £9.95, October 1985, 0 241 11643 0
The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler. Chatto, 355 pp., £8.95, October 1985, 0 7011 2986 7
Arrows of Longing by Virginia Moriconi. Duckworth, 252 pp., £9.95, October 1985, 9780715620694

Alan Bennett

Diary: What I did in 1985

T.D. Armstrong

To the Is-Land: An Autobiography by Janet Frame. Women’s Press, 253 pp., £4.95, April 1984, 0 7043 3904 8
An Angel at My Table. An Autobiography: Vol. II by Janet Frame. Women’s Press, 195 pp., £7.95, October 1984, 0 7043 2844 5
The Envoy from Mirror City. An Autobiography: Vol. III by Janet Frame. Women’s Press, 176 pp., £8.95, November 1985, 0 7043 2875 5
You are now entering the human heart by Janet Frame. Women’s Press, 203 pp., £7.95, October 1985, 0 7043 2849 6
Conversation in a Train by Frank Sargeson. Oxford, 220 pp., £14, February 1985, 9780196480237

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