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Vol. 11 No. 5 · 2 March 1989

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Christopher Killip

John Bayley

Friends of Promise: Cyril Connolly and the World of ‘Horizon’ by Michael Shelden. Hamish Hamilton, 254 pp., £15.95, February 1989, 0 241 12647 9
Coastwise Lights by Alan Ross. Collins Harvill, 254 pp., £12.95, June 1988, 0 00 271767 0
William Plomer by Peter Alexander. Oxford, 397 pp., £25, March 1989, 0 19 212243 6

Letters

Anthony Arblaster, E.P. Thompson, Joseph Tainter, Beryl Graves, Ronald Strom, Philip Collins, Ann Monsarrat, Christopher Herzig, Ruth Bernard Yeazell, Marilyn Butler, Terry Eagleton,, Peter Straus, Geraldine Cooke, Editors, ‘London Review’, John Bayley, Roger Hardy, Chris Richards

Samuel Hynes

Louis MacNeice: A Study by Edna Longley. Faber, 178 pp., £4.95, August 1988, 0 571 13748 2
Louis MacNeice: Selected Poems edited by Michael Longley. Faber, 160 pp., £4.95, August 1988, 0 571 15270 8
A Scatter of Memories by Margaret Gardiner. Free Association, 280 pp., £15.95, November 1988, 1 85343 043 9

Frank Kermode

Third World

Angus Calder

Breach of Promise: Labour in Power 1964-1970 by Clive Ponting. Hamish Hamilton, 433 pp., £15.95, February 1989, 0 241 12683 5
James Maxton by Gordon Brown. Fontana, 336 pp., £4.95, February 1988, 0 00 637255 4
Forward! Labour Politics in Scotland 1888-1988 edited by Ian Donnachie, Christopher Harvie and Ian Wood. Polygon, 184 pp., £19.50, January 1989, 0 7486 6001 1

Seamus Heaney

Poem: ‘A Royal Prospect’

Paul Foot

The Wilson Plot: The Intelligence Services and the Discrediting of a Prime Minister by David Leigh. Heinemann, 271 pp., £12.95, November 1988, 0 434 41340 2
A Price too High by Peter Rawlinson. Weidenfeld, 284 pp., £16, March 1989, 0 297 79431 0

Martin Pugh

Rotten Borough by Oliver Anderson. Fourth Estate, 320 pp., £5.95, March 1989, 0 947795 83 9

Stephen Sedley

The Spycatcher Trial by Malcolm Turnbull. Heinemann, 228 pp., £12.95, October 1988, 0 434 79156 3
Reform of the Section 2 of the Official Secrets Act 1911: Government White Paper  HMSO, 16 pp., £2.60, June 1988, 0 10 104082 2
Official Secrets Bill  HMSO, 14 pp., £3, December 1988, 0 10 300989 2
Security Service Bill  HMSO, 8 pp., £2.60, November 1988, 9780103007892

Ian Hamilton

Two Poems

Karl Miller

A Disaffection by James Kelman. Secker, 344 pp., £11.95, February 1989, 0 436 23284 7
The Book of Sandy Stewart edited by Roger Leitch. Scottish Academic Press, 168 pp., £15, December 1988, 0 7073 0560 8

James McConica

Erasmus’s Annotations on the New Testament. The Gospels: Facsimile of the final Latin text with all earlier variants edited by Anne Reeve. Duckworth, 284 pp., £35, March 1986, 9780715619902
Erasmus’s Annotations on the New Testament: From Philologist to Theologian by Erika Rummel. Toronto, 234 pp., £24.50, January 1987, 0 8020 5683 0
A New Rabelais Bibliography: Editions of Rabelais before 1626 by Stephen Rawles and M.A. Screech. Droz, 691 pp.
The Library of Robert Burton by Nicholas Kiessling. Oxford Bibliographic Society, 433 pp., £25, May 1988, 0 901420 42 5

Alastair Fowler

Shakespeare’s Scepticism by Graham Bradshaw. Harvester, 269 pp., £32.50, June 1987, 0 7108 0604 3
The Elizabethan Hamlet by Arthur McGee. Yale, 211 pp., £14.95, November 1987, 0 300 03988 3

Pat Rogers

The Canonisation of Daniel Defoe by P.N. Furbank and W.R. Owens. Yale, 210 pp., £20, February 1988, 0 300 04119 5
The ‘Tatler’: Vols I-III edited by Donald Bond. Oxford, 590 pp., £60, July 1987, 0 19 818614 2
The ‘Spectator’: Vols I-V edited by Donald Bond. Oxford, 512 pp., £55, October 1987, 9780198186106

J.H. Burns

Whigs and Liberals: Continuity and Change in English Political Thought by J.W. Burrow. Oxford, 159 pp., £17.50, March 1988, 0 19 820139 7

Alan Ryan

Tocqueville: A Biography by André Jardin, translated by Lydia Davis and Robert Hemenway. Peter Halban, 550 pp., £18, October 1988, 1 870015 13 4

Ciaran Carson

Poem: ‘Hamlet’

Philip Horne

Diary: Common Assault

Mark Edmundson

Borrowed Time by Paul Monette. Collins Harvill, 342 pp., £12.50, October 1988, 0 00 271057 9

Patricia Craig

Fictions of the Irish Literary Revival: A Changling Art by John Wilson Foster. Gill and Macmillan, 407 pp., £30, November 1987, 0 8156 2374 7

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