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Vol. 8 No. 10 · 5 June 1986

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Cover Artist

Mr Lonnergan

Alan Bennett

Uncle Clarence

Letters

Terence Hegarty, William Milne, David Maclagan, Neville Singh, Paul Fairey, Editor, ‘London Review’, Julian Barnes, Simon Karlinsky, John Bayley, Christopher Driver, Trevor Burridge, Geoffrey Minish, Nicolas Walter

R.W. Johnson

The ‘Rainbow Warrior’ Affair by Richard Shears and Isobelle Gidley. Allen and Unwin, 215 pp., £2.95, January 1986, 0 04 900041 1
Sink the ‘Rainbow’: An Inquiry into the Greenpeace Affair by John Dyson. Gollancz, 192 pp., £8.95, February 1986, 9780575038561
La Piscine: Les Services Secrets Français 1944-1984 by R. Faligot and P. Krop. Seuil, 431 pp., March 1985, 9782020087438

Matt Simpson

Poem: ‘An Adenoidal Letter to a Former Classmate’

David Norbrook

The Faber Book of Political Verse edited by Tom Paulin. Faber, 481 pp., £17.50, May 1986, 0 571 13947 7

Clive Wilmer

Two Poems

D.A.N. Jones

Agate: A Biography by James Harding. Methuen, 238 pp., £12.95, April 1986, 0 413 58090 3
Subsequent Performances by Jonathan Miller. Faber, 253 pp., £15, April 1986, 0 571 13133 6

Frank Kermode

Dear Shadows: Portraits from Memory by John Wain. Murray, 186 pp., £10.95, April 1986, 0 7195 4284 7
The Oxford Library of English Poetry edited by John Wain. Oxford, 1430 pp., £27.50, April 1986, 0 19 212246 0

P.N. Furbank

The Inner I: British Literary Autobiography of the 20th Century by Brian Finney. Faber, 286 pp., £14.95, September 1985, 0 571 13311 8

Denis Donoghue

Jonathan Swift: A Hypocrite Reversed by David Nokes. Oxford, 427 pp., £14.95, October 1985, 0 19 812834 7

Michael Wood

Literary Criticism by Henry James, edited by Leon Edel. Cambridge, 1500 pp., £30, July 1985, 0 521 30100 9
Henry James: The Writer and his Work by Tony Tanner. Massachusetts, 142 pp., £16.95, November 1985, 0 87023 492 7

J.I.M. Stewart

The Unknown Conan Doyle: Letters to the Press by John Michael Gibson and Richard Lancelyn Green. Secker, 377 pp., £15, March 1986, 0 436 13303 2

Don Coles

Sphinx by D.M. Thomas. Gollancz, 248 pp., £9.95, June 1986, 0 575 03611 7

David Pears

Berkeley: The Central Arguments by A.C. Grayling. Duckworth, 218 pp., £19.50, January 1986, 0 7156 2065 7
Essays on Berkeley: A Tercentennial Celebration edited by John Foster and Howard Robinson. Oxford, 264 pp., £22.50, October 1986, 0 19 824734 6

W.G. Runciman

W.G. Runciman on the tendency of human societies to form varieties

Patricia Craig

Lonely the man without heroes by M.S. Power. Heinemann, 222 pp., £9.95, April 1986, 0 434 59960 3
The Pearlkillers by Rachel Ingalls. Faber, 205 pp., £9.95, April 1986, 0 571 13795 4
The Girls by John Bowen. Hamish Hamilton, 182 pp., £8.95, April 1986, 0 241 11867 0
To have and to hold by Deborah Moggach. Viking, 320 pp., £9.95, April 1986, 0 670 80812 1
Vacant Possession by Hilary Mantel. Chatto, 239 pp., £9.95, April 1986, 0 7011 3047 4
Breaking the rules by Caroline Lassalle. Hamish Hamilton, 280 pp., £9.95, May 1986, 0 241 11837 9
The Bay of Silence by Lisa St Aubin de Teran. Cape, 163 pp., £8.95, May 1986, 0 224 02345 4

Paul Edwards

An Insular Possession by Timothy Mo. Chatto, 593 pp., £9.95, May 1986, 0 7011 3078 4
The Story of Zahra by Hanan al-Shaykh. Quartet, 184 pp., £8.95, April 1986, 0 7043 2546 2
The Lightning of August by Jorge Ibarguengoitia. Chatto, 117 pp., £8.95, May 1986, 0 7011 3950 1

Tam Dalyell

Diary: Nuclear Power after Chernobyl

Hugh Barnes

Damaged Gods by Julie Burchill. Century, 152 pp., £8.95, March 1986, 0 7126 1140 1
Love it or shove it: The Best of Julie Burchill  Century, 148 pp., £3.95, September 1985, 0 7126 0746 3
Girls on Film by Julie Burchill. Virgin, 192 pp., £5.99, March 1986, 9780863691348
Less than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis. Picador, 208 pp., £2.95, February 1986, 0 330 29400 8

Fiona Pitt-Kethley

Poem: ‘Baby Doll’

Danny Karlin

Ransom by Jay McInerney. Cape, 279 pp., £9.95, April 1986, 0 224 02355 1
Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney. Flamingo/Fontana, 182 pp., £2.75, April 1986, 0 00 654173 9

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