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Charles Townshend

God save Ulster: The Religion and Politics of Paisleyism by Steve Bruce. Oxford, 308 pp., £15, November 1986, 0 19 827487 4
Children of Wrath: Political Violence in Northern Ireland by Michael MacDonald. Polity, 194 pp., £19.50, September 1986, 0 7456 0219 3

Letters

Damian Grant, Frank Walbank, Anthony Polonsky, D.A.H. Evans, Nicolas Walter, Barbara Everett, John Lanchester, Alan Brien, Peter Anghelides, Barbara Belford, Susan Kullmann Puz

Christopher Andrew

Sword and Shield: Soviet Intelligence and Security Apparatus by Jeffrey Richelson. Harper and Row, 279 pp., £11.95, February 1986, 0 88730 035 9
The Red and the Blue: Intelligence, Treason and the University by Andrew Sinclair. Weidenfeld, 240 pp., £12.95, June 1986, 0 297 78866 3
Inside Stalin’s Secret Police: NKVD Politics 1936-39 by Robert Conquest. Macmillan, 222 pp., £25, January 1986, 0 333 39260 4
Conspiracy of Silence: The Secret Life of Anthony Blunt by Barrie Penrose and Simon Freeman. Grafton, 588 pp., £14.95, November 1986, 0 246 12200 5

J. Arch Getty

The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivisation and the Terror-Famine by Robert Conquest. Hutchinson, 347 pp., £16.95, September 1986, 0 09 163750 3

Frederick Seidel

Poem: ‘Gethsemane’

George Hughes

Poem: ‘Shops of the New Age’

John Bayley

Gossip by Patricia Meyer Spacks. Chicago, 287 pp., £9.25, November 1986, 0 226 76844 9
The Bonus of Laughter by Alan Pryce-Jones. Hamish Hamilton, 263 pp., £12.95, January 1987, 0 241 11903 0

Frank Kermode

Poets in Their Time: Essays on English Poetry from Donne to Larkin by Barbara Everett. Faber, 264 pp., £15, October 1986, 0 571 13978 7

Peter Porter

Other Passports: Poems 1958-1985 by Clive James. Cape, 221 pp., £9.95, November 1986, 0 224 02422 1

Alan Bold

Poem: ‘The Great Plant Collector’

David Allen

The History of the Countryside by Oliver Rackham. Dent, 445 pp., £16.95, April 1986, 0 460 04449 4
Gilbert White: A Biography of the Author of the ‘Natural History of Selborne’ by Richard Mabey. Century, 239 pp., £14.95, May 1986, 0 7126 1232 7
The Journals of Gilbert White 1751-1773: Vol. 1 edited by Francesca Greenoak. Century, 531 pp., £25, November 1986, 0 7126 1294 7
An Account of the Foxglove and its Medical Uses 1785-1985 by J.K. Aronson. Oxford, 399 pp., £25, February 1986, 0 19 261501 7
The Oxford Dictionary of Natural History edited by Michael Allaby. Oxford, 688 pp., £20, January 1986, 0 19 217720 6

Peter Burke

The Rome of Alexander VII: 1655-1667 by Richard Krautheimer. Princeton, 199 pp., £16.80, November 1985, 9780691040325
Firearms and Fortifications: Military Architecture and Siege Warfare in 16th-century Siena by Simon Pepper and Nicholas Adams. Chicago, 245 pp., £21.25, October 1986, 0 226 65534 2

Conrad Russell

War, Taxation and Rebellion in Early Tudor England: Henry VIII, Wolsey and the Amicable Grant of 1525 by G.W. Bernard. Harvester, 164 pp., £25, August 1986, 0 7108 1126 8
Reassessing the Henrician Age: Humanism, Politics and Reform 1500-1550 by Alistair Fox and John Guy. Blackwell, 242 pp., £22.50, July 1986, 0 631 14614 8
The Union of England and Scotland 1603-1608 by Bruce Galloway. John Donald, 208 pp., £20, May 1986, 0 85976 143 6
Stuart England edited by Blair Worden. Phaidon, 272 pp., £25, October 1986, 0 7148 2391 0

Robert Stewart

Pillars of Government, and Other Essays on State and Society c.1770-c.1880 by Norman Gash. Arnold, 202 pp., £25, June 1986, 0 7131 6463 8
Sir Robert Peel: The Life of Sir Robert Peel after 1830 by Norman Gash. Longman, 745 pp., £12.50, July 1986, 0 582 49722 1

Lotte Hamburger and Joseph Hamburger

Contemplating adultery

Angus Calder

A Century of the Scottish People: 1830-1950 by T.C. Smout. Collins, 318 pp., £15, May 1986, 9780002175241
Living in Atholl: A Social History of the Estates 1685-1785 by Leah Leneman. Edinburgh, 244 pp., £15, April 1986, 0 85224 507 6

Patrick O’Brian

Captain Kidd and the War against the Pirates by Robert Ritchie. Harvard, 306 pp., £16.95, November 1986, 0 674 09501 4
Richard Knight’s Treasure! The True Story of his Extraordinary Quest for Captain Kidd’s Cache by Glenys Roberts. Viking, 198 pp., £9.95, October 1986, 0 670 80761 3

James MacGibbon

Diary: Fashionable Radicals

Carole Angier

‘Heimat’ and History

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