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Vol. 8 No. 22 · 18 December 1986

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Vol. 8 No. 22 · 18 December 1986

R.W. Johnson

L’Empire Moon by Jean-Francois Boyer. La Découverte, 419 pp., August 1986, 2 7071 1604 1
The Rise and Fall of the Bulgarian Connection by Edward Herman and Frank Brodhead. Sheridan Square, 255 pp., $19.95, May 1986, 0 940380 07 2

Letters

R. Davies, Paul Addison, David Norbrook, Damian Grant, Frede Hojgaard, Geoffrey Hawthorn, Jerome Kagan, Frank Walbank, James Oberg, R.W. Johnson, John Henry Jones, Jonathan Rée

Jon Silkin

Poem: ‘Paying for forgiveness’

Barbara Everett

William Shakespeare: The Sonnets and ‘A Lover’s Complaint’ edited by John Kerrigan. Viking, 458 pp., £14.95, September 1986, 0 670 81466 0

Denis Donoghue

Between the Woods and the Water by Patrick Leigh Fermor et al. Murray, 248 pp., £13.95, October 1986, 0 7195 4264 2
Coasting by Jonathan Raban. Collins, 301 pp., £10.95, September 1986, 0 00 272119 8
The Grand Tour by Hunter Davies. Hamish Hamilton, 224 pp., £14.95, September 1986, 0 241 11907 3

Ronald Bryden

Bernard Shaw: The Diaries 1885-1897 edited by Stanley Weintraub. Pennsylvania State, 1241 pp., £65, September 1986, 0 571 13901 9

E.P. Thompson

Subduing the jury

David Gilmour

Anthony Eden by Robert Rhodes James. Weidenfeld, 665 pp., £16.95, October 1986, 0 297 78989 9
Descent to Suez: Diaries 1951-56 by Evelyn Shuckburgh, edited by John Charmley. Weidenfeld, 380 pp., £14.95, October 1986, 0 297 78993 7
Cutting the Lion’s Tail: Suez through Egyptian Eyes by Mohamed Heikal. Deutsch, 242 pp., £12.95, October 1986, 0 233 97967 0
The Suez Affair by Hugh Thomas. Weidenfeld, 255 pp., £5.95, October 1986, 0 297 78953 8

Christopher Peacocke

Truth and Interpretation: Perspectives on the Philosophy of Donald Davidson edited by Ernest LePore. Blackwell, 520 pp., £29.50, April 1986, 0 631 14811 6

Ian Hacking

How institutions think by Mary Douglas. Syracuse, 146 pp., $19.95, July 1986, 0 8156 2369 0

Blake Morrison

Poem: ‘On Sizewell Beach’

Walter Nash

Answered Prayers by Truman Capote. Hamish Hamilton, 181 pp., £9.95, November 1986, 0 241 11962 6
A Rich Full Death by Michael Dibdin. Cape, 204 pp., £9.95, October 1986, 9780224023870
Leaning in the Wind by P.H. Newby. Faber, 235 pp., £9.95, November 1986, 0 571 14512 4
The Way-Paver by Anne Devlin. Faber, 155 pp., £8.95, November 1986, 0 571 14597 3

C.K. Stead

The Matriarch by Witi Ihimaera. Heinemann, 456 pp., £10.95, July 1986, 0 434 36504 1

Alan Bennett

Diary: What I did in 1986

C.H. Sisson

Selected Poetry of Yehuda Amichai translated by Chana Bloch and Stephen Mitchell. Viking, 173 pp., £12.95, October 1986, 0 670 81454 7
Hurricane Lamp by Turner Cassity. Chicago, 68 pp., £12.75, May 1986, 0 226 09614 9
Selected Poems by Robert Wells. Carcanet, 95 pp., £2.95, September 1986, 0 85635 669 7

Jonathan Steinberg

Strangers in their own Land: Young Jews in Germany and Austria Today by Peter Sichrovsky and Thomas Keneally. Tauris, 177 pp., £10.95, May 1986, 1 85043 033 0
Remnants: The Last Jews of Poland by Malgorzata Niezabitowska and Tomasz Tomaszewski, translated by William Brand and Hanna Dobosiewicz. Friendly Press, 272 pp., £25, September 1986, 0 914919 05 9
The Jews in Poland edited by Chimen Abramsky, Maciej Jachimczyk and Antony Polonsky. Blackwell, 264 pp., £29.50, September 1986, 0 631 14857 4

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