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Patrick O’Brian

The Spanish Armada by Colin Martin and Geoffrey Parker. Hamish Hamilton, 296 pp., £15, April 1988, 0 241 12125 6
Armada 1588-1988 by M.J. Rodriguez-Salgado. Penguin and the National Maritime Museum, 295 pp., £12.95, April 1988, 0 14 010301 5
Armada: A Celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the Defeat of the Spanish Armada 1588-1988 by Peter Padfield. Gollancz, 208 pp., £14.95, April 1988, 0 575 03729 6
Froude’s ‘Spanish Story of the Armada’, and Other Essays edited by A.L. Rowse. Sutton, 262 pp., £5.95, May 1988, 0 86299 500 0
Ireland’s Armada Legacy by Laurence Flanagan. Sutton, 210 pp., £9.95, April 1988, 9780862994730
The Armada in the Public Records by N.A.M. Rodger. HMSO, 76 pp., £5.95, April 1988, 0 11 440215 9
The Spanish Armada: The Experience of War in 1588 by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto. Oxford, 300 pp., £14.95, June 1988, 0 19 822926 7

Letters

Bruce Chatwin, Juliet Flower MacCannell, Christopher Norris, Lawrence Shaffer, Stephen Sedley

R.W. Johnson

The Enchanted Glass: Britain and Its Monarchy by Tom Nairn. Radius, 402 pp., £25, June 1988, 0 09 172960 2

Don Coles

Poem: ‘Driving in the car with her’

Paul Addison

Never despair: Winston Churchill 1945-1965 by Martin Gilbert. Heinemann, 1438 pp., £25, May 1988, 9780434291823

Orlando Figes

Stalin: Man and Ruler by Robert McNeal. Macmillan, 389 pp., £16.95, June 1988, 0 333 37351 0

Robert Kee

Milne’s Cropper

F.M.L. Thompson

The Age of Empire, 1875-1914 by E.J. Hobsbawm. Weidenfeld, 404 pp., £15.95, October 1987, 0 297 79216 4

Roy Porter

The History of Sexuality. Vol. III: The Care of Self by Michel Foucault, translated by Robert Hurley. Allen Lane, 279 pp., £17.95, April 1988, 0 7139 9002 3

Peter Burke

Galileo: Heretic by Pietro Redondi, translated by Raymond Rosenthal. Allen Lane, 356 pp., £17.95, April 1988, 0 7139 9007 4

Peter Gay

Mozart the Dramatist: The Value of his Operas to Him, to his Age and to Us by Brigid Brophy. Libris, 322 pp., £17.50, June 1988, 1 870352 35 1
1791: Mozart’s Last Year by H.C. Robbins Landon. Thames and Hudson, 240 pp., £12.95, March 1988, 0 500 01411 6
Mozart: Studies of the Autograph Scores by Alan Tyson. Harvard, 381 pp., £27.95, January 1988, 0 674 58830 4

Jerome McGann

The Genealogy of Demons: Anti-Semitism, Fascism and the Myths of Ezra Pound by Robert Casillo. Northwestern, 463 pp., $34.95, April 1988, 0 8101 0710 4
A Serious Character: The Life of Ezra Pound by Humphrey Carpenter. Faber, 1005 pp., £20, May 1988, 0 571 14786 0

Frank Kermode

Young Betjeman by Bevis Hillier. Murray, 457 pp., £15.95, July 1988, 0 7195 4531 5

A.D. Nuttall

In Defence of Rhetoric by Brian Vickers. Oxford, 508 pp., £40, February 1988, 0 19 812837 1
Recognitions: A Study in Poetics by Terence Cave. Oxford, 530 pp., £40, March 1988, 0 19 815849 1

Patrick Parrinder

Forty Stories by Donald Barthelme. Secker, 256 pp., £10.95, April 1988, 0 436 03424 7
Tiny Lies by Kate Pullinger. Cape, 174 pp., £9.95, April 1988, 0 224 02560 0
Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons. Cape, 146 pp., £9.95, May 1988, 0 224 02529 5
After the War by Frederick Raphael. Collins, 528 pp., £11.95, April 1988, 0 00 223352 5

Julian Barnes

Diary: Burning Letters

Mark Ford

S.J. Perelman: A Life by Dorothy Herrmann. Simon and Schuster, 337 pp., £14.95, November 1987, 0 671 65460 8
Don’t tread on me: The Selected Letters of S.J. Perelman edited by Prudence Crowther. Viking, 372 pp., £14.95, October 1987, 0 670 81759 7

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