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Proportional Representation casts a shadow over France

Letters

Peter Thomas, Leo Daugherty, Jean MacGibbon, Matthew Kalman, Ian and David Gilmour, Joseph Alsop, Geoffrey Wheatcroft, Julian Barnes, Paul Edwards, Michael Levey, Ian MacKillop, Rod Edmond

Joel Shurkin

Clouds of Deceit: The Deadly Legacy of Britain’s Bomb Tests by Joan Smith. Faber, 174 pp., £8.95, November 1985, 0 571 13628 1
Fields of Thunder: Testing Britain’s Bomb by Denys Blakeway and Sue Lloyd-Roberts. Allen and Unwin, 242 pp., £10.95, November 1985, 0 04 341029 4

Paul Addison

The Writing on the wall: Britain in the Seventies by Phillip Whitehead. Joseph, 438 pp., £14.95, November 1985, 0 7181 2471 5

E.P. Thompson

Poem: ‘Powers and Names’

Angus Calder

Now the war is over: A Social History of Britain 1945-51 by Paul Addison. BBC/Cape, 223 pp., £10.95, September 1985, 0 563 20407 9
England First and Last by Anthony Bailey. Faber, 212 pp., £12.50, October 1985, 0 571 13587 0
A World Still to Win: The Reconstruction of the Post-War Working Class by Trevor Blackwell and Jeremy Seabrook. Faber, 189 pp., £4.50, October 1985, 0 571 13701 6
The Issue of War: States, Societies and the Far Eastern Conflict of 1941-1945 by Christopher Thorne. Hamish Hamilton, 364 pp., £15, April 1985, 0 241 10239 1
The Hiroshima Maidens by Rodney Barker. Viking, 240 pp., £9.95, July 1985, 0 670 80609 9
Faces of Hiroshima: A Report by Anne Chisholm. Cape, 182 pp., £9.95, August 1985, 0 224 02831 6
End of Empire by Brain Lapping. Granada, 560 pp., £14.95, March 1985, 0 246 11969 1
Outposts by Simon Winchester. Hodder, 317 pp., £12.95, October 1985, 0 340 33772 9

Jonathan Barnes

The Prehistory of Flight by Clive Hart. California, 279 pp., £29.75, September 1985, 0 520 05213 7

Alan Ryan

English Society 1688-1832 by J.C.D. Clark. Cambridge, 439 pp., £30, November 1985, 0 521 30922 0
Virtue, Commerce and History by J.G.A. Pocock. Cambridge, 321 pp., £25, November 1985, 0 521 25701 8

Blair Worden

International Calvinism 1541-1715 edited by Menna Prestwich. Oxford, 403 pp., £35, October 1985, 0 19 821933 4
Wallington’s World: A Puritan Artisan in 17th-Century London by Paul Seaver. Methuen, 258 pp., £28, September 1985, 0 416 40530 4

Robert Blake

Cardinal Manning: A Biography by Robert Gray. Weidenfeld, 366 pp., £16.95, August 1985, 0 297 78674 1

J.M. Roberts

Cardinal Richelieu: Power and the Pursuit of Wealth by Joseph Bergin. Yale, 341 pp., £20, November 1985, 0 300 03495 4
Rich and Poor in Grenoble 1600-1814 by Kathryn Norberg. California, 366 pp., £31.95, October 1985, 0 520 05260 9
France 1789-1815: Revolution and Counter-Revolution by D.M.G. Sutherland. Collins/Fontana, 493 pp., £14.95, October 1985, 0 00 197178 6

John Bayley

Love in a Cool Climate: The Letters of Mark Pattison and Meta Bradley 1879-1884 by Vivian Green. Oxford, 269 pp., £12.95, November 1985, 0 19 820080 3

Anthony Edkins

Poem: ‘Nature Notes’

William Doyle

Frederick the Great: A Military Life by Christopher Duffy. Routledge, 407 pp., £17.95, September 1985, 0 7100 9649 6
Society, Government and the Enlightenment: The Experiences of 18th-Century France and Prussia by C.B.A. Behrens. Thames and Hudson, 248 pp., £16, August 1985, 0 500 25090 1
Religious Toleration and Social Change in Hamburg 1529-1819 by Joachim Whaley. Cambridge, 248 pp., £25, August 1985, 0 521 26189 9

Alan Milward

Hitler: Memoirs of a Confidant edited by Henry Ashby Turner, translated by Ruth Hein. Yale, 333 pp., £25, September 1985, 0 300 03294 3
Blood and Soil: Walther Darré and Hitler’s ‘Green Party’ by Anna Bramwell. Kensal Press, 288 pp., £12.95, October 1985, 0 946041 33 4
Industry and Politics in the Third Reich: Ruhr Coal, Hitler and Europe by John Gillingham. Methuen, 183 pp., £15.95, October 1985, 0 416 39570 8
Geschichte der Deutschen Kriegswirtschaft 1939-1945. Vol. II: 1941-1943 by Dietrich Eichholtz. Akademie Verlag, 713 pp., January 1986

Julian Barnes

Flaubert and Turgenev: A Friendship in Letters translated by Barbara Beaumont. Athlone, 197 pp., £18, October 1985, 0 485 11277 9

John Campbell

David Low by Colin Seymour-Ure and Jim Schoff. Secker, 180 pp., £9.95, October 1985, 9780436447556

Colin McGinn

The man who mistook his wife for a hat by Oliver Sacks. Duckworth, 233 pp., £9.95, October 1985, 0 7156 2067 3

Ian Hamilton

Diary: Sport Poetry

D.A.N. Jones

The Lover by Marguerite Duras, translated by Barbara Bray. Collins, 123 pp., £7.95, November 1985, 0 00 222946 3
Stones of the Wall by Dai Houying, translated by Frances Wood. Joseph, 310 pp., £9.95, August 1985, 0 7181 2588 6
White Noise by Don DeLillo. Picador, 326 pp., £9.95, January 1986, 0 330 29109 2

Paul Driver

Dearest Bubushkin: Selected Letters and Diaries of Vera and Igor Stravinsky edited by Robert Craft. Thames and Hudson, 239 pp., £25, October 1985, 0 500 01368 3
Stravinsky: Selected Correspondence Vol. III edited by Robert Craft. Faber, 543 pp., £35, October 1985, 0 571 13373 8

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