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Vol. 8 No. 14 · 7 August 1986

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Caroline Forbes

Philippa Foot

The End of Life by James Rachels. Oxford, 196 pp., £12.95, January 1986, 9780192177469
Voluntary Euthanasia edited by A.B. Downing and Barbara Smoker. Peter Owen, 303 pp., £14.95, February 1986, 0 7206 0651 9
Moral Dilemmas in Modern Medicine edited by Michael Lockwood. Oxford, 250 pp., £12.95, January 1986, 0 19 217743 5

Letters

Phyllis Grosskurth, Paul Seabright, James Hall, John Esmond, Norman Cantor, David Gilmour, Eva Shorr, Désirée Park, John Burrow

Bernard Williams

The View from Nowhere by Thomas Nagel. Oxford, 244 pp., £17.50, April 1986, 0 19 503668 9

John Sturrock

Atlas by Jorge Luis Borges, in collaboration with by Maria Kodama, translated by Anthony Kerrigan. Viking, 95 pp., £12.95, March 1986, 0 670 81029 0
Seven Nights by Jorge Luis Borges, translated by Eliot Weinberger. Faber, 121 pp., £3.95, June 1986, 0 571 13737 7

Patrick Parrinder

The Golden Gate by Vikram Seth. Faber, 307 pp., £9.95, June 1986, 0 571 13967 1
The Haunted House by Rebecca Brown. Picador, 139 pp., £8.95, June 1986, 0 330 29175 0
Whole of a Morning Sky by Grace Nichols. Virago, 156 pp., £9.95, July 1986, 0 86068 774 0
The Piano Tuner by Peter Meinke. Georgia, 156 pp., $13.95, June 1986, 0 8203 0844 7
Tap City by Ron Abell. Secker, 273 pp., £10.95, July 1986, 0 436 00025 3

Gareth Reeves

Three Poems

John Gau

The Last Days of the Beeb by Michael Leapman. Allen and Unwin, 229 pp., £12.95, June 1986, 0 04 791043 7

Pat Rogers

Mothers of the Novel: One Hundred Good Women Writers before Jane Austen by Dale Spender. Pandora, 357 pp., £12.95, May 1986, 0 86358 081 5
Scribbling Sisters by Dale Spender and Lynne Spender. Camden Press, 188 pp., £4.95, May 1986, 0 948491 00 0
A Woman of No Character: An Autobiography of Mrs Manley by Fidelis Morgan. Faber, 176 pp., £9.95, June 1986, 0 571 13934 5
Cecilia by Fanny Burney. Virago, 919 pp., £6.95, May 1986, 0 86068 775 9
Millenium Hall by Sarah Scott. Virago, 207 pp., £4.95, May 1986, 0 86068 780 5
Marriage by Susan Ferrier. Virago, 513 pp., £4.50, February 1986, 0 86068 765 1
Belinda by Maria Edgeworth. Pandora, 434 pp., £4.95, May 1986, 0 86358 074 2
Self-Control by Mary Brunton. Pandora, 437 pp., £4.95, May 1986, 9780863580840
The Female Quixote: The Adventures of Arabella by Charlotte Lennox. Pandora, 423 pp., £4.95, May 1986, 0 86358 080 7

Rosemary Ashton

George Eliot by Gillian Beer. Harvester, 272 pp., £16.95, May 1986, 0 7108 0506 3
German Women in the 18th and 19th Centuries: A Social and Literary History edited by Ruth-Ellen Joeres and Mary Jo Maynes. Indiana, 356 pp., $29.95, January 1986, 0 253 32578 1
Red Jenny: A Life with Karl Marx by H.F. Peters. Allen and Unwin, 182 pp., £12.95, May 1986, 0 04 928053 8
Wives of Fame: Mary Livingstone, Jenny Marx, Emma Darwin by Edna Healey. Sidgwick, 210 pp., £12.95, April 1986, 0 283 98552 6
A Mid-Victorian Feminist: Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon by Sheila Herstein. Yale, 224 pp., £16.95, January 1986, 0 300 03317 6
George Eliot and Blackmail by Alexander Welsh. Harvard, 400 pp., £20.50, November 1985, 0 674 34872 9

John Bayley

No, I’m not afraid by Irina Ratushinskaya, translated by David McDuff. Bloodaxe, 142 pp., £4.95, May 1986, 0 906427 95 9
Shcharansky: Hero of Our Time by Martin Gilbert. Macmillan, 467 pp., £14.95, April 1986, 0 333 39504 2
The Russian Orthodox Church: A Contemporary History by Jane Ellis. Croom Helm, 531 pp., £27.50, April 1986, 0 7099 1567 5

Alan Milward

My Father Rudolf Hess by Wolf Rüdiger Hess, translated by Fred Crowley. W.H. Allen, 414 pp., £14.95, March 1986, 0 491 03772 4
Long Knives and Short Memories: The Spandau Prison Story by Jack Fishman. Souvenir, 474 pp., £15.95, June 1986, 0 285 62688 4
Zwangssterilisation im Nationalsozialismus: Studien zur Rassenpolitik und Frauenpolitik by Gisela Bock. Westdeutscher Verlag, 494 pp., April 1986, 3 531 11759 9
Prelude to Genocide: Nazi Ideology and the Struggle for Power by Simon Taylor. Duckworth, 228 pp., £19.50, October 1985, 0 7156 1872 5

Christopher Reid

Poem: ‘Memres of Alfred Stoker’

Jonathan Spence

The Great Enterprise: The Manchu Reconstruction of Imperial Order in 17th-Century China by Frederic Wakeman. California, 736 pp., £63.75, January 1986, 0 520 04804 0

Conrad Russell

Revel, Riot and Rebellion: Popular Politics and Culture in England 1603-1660 by David Underdown. Oxford, 324 pp., £17.50, November 1985, 0 19 822795 7
The Reign of Henry VIII: Personalities and Politics by David Starkey. George Philip, 174 pp., £9.95, November 1985, 0 540 01093 6

Christopher Ricks

Found in the Street by Patricia Highsmith. Heinemann, 277 pp., £9.95, April 1986, 9780434335244
Private Papers by Margaret Forster. Chatto, 214 pp., £8.95, February 1986, 0 7011 2987 5

Patricia Craig

A Taste for Death by P.D. James. Faber, 454 pp., £9.95, June 1986, 0 571 13799 7
A Dark-Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine. Viking, 300 pp., £9.95, March 1986, 0 670 80976 4
Dead Men’s Morris by Gladys Mitchell. Joseph, 247 pp., £9.95, April 1986, 0 7181 2553 3
Laurels are poison by Gladys Mitchell. Hogarth, 237 pp., £2.95, June 1986, 0 7012 1010 9
Dido and Pa by Joan Aiken. Cape, 251 pp., £7.95, June 1986, 0 224 02364 0

Susannah Clapp

Sunflower by Rebecca West. Virago, 276 pp., £9.95, June 1986, 0 86068 719 8

Hugh Barnes

Mating Birds by Lewis Nkosi. Constable, 184 pp., £8.95, July 1986, 0 00 946724 6
Lost Time by Catharine Arnold. Hodder, 220 pp., £9.95, May 1986, 0 340 38783 1
The Bridge by Iain Banks. Macmillan, 259 pp., £9.95, July 1986, 0 333 41285 0
Incidents at the Shrine by Ben Okri. Heinemann, 130 pp., £9.95, July 1986, 0 434 53230 4
Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe. Heinemann, 150 pp., £3.50, July 1986, 0 435 90526 0
The Innocents by Carolyn Slaughter. Viking, 219 pp., £9.95, May 1986, 0 670 81016 9

Alan Brien

Diary: Finding Lenin

Walter Nash

The Complete Plain Words by Ernest Gowers, edited by Sidney Greenbaum and Janet Whitcut. HMSO, 288 pp., £5.50, May 1986, 0 11 701121 5
Educational Linguistics by Michael Stubbs. Blackwell, 286 pp., £25, June 1986, 0 631 13898 6

Brigid Brophy

The Letters of Mozart and his Family translated by Emily Anderson. Macmillan, 1038 pp., £38.50, November 1985, 0 333 39832 7

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