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Vol. 11 No. 15 · 17 August 1989

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Vol. 11 No. 15 · 17 August 1989

Christopher Hitchens

Where there is greed: Margaret Thatcher and the Betrayal of Britain’s Future by Gordon Brown. Mainstream, 182 pp., £4.95, May 1989, 1 85158 233 9
CounterBlasts No 3: A Rational Advance for the Labour Party by John Lloyd. Chatto, 57 pp., £2.99, June 1989, 0 7011 3519 0

Letters

Christopher Price, Leonard Tivey, Kenneth White, James MacGibbon, David Roberts, Gareth Jones, Michael Cohen, Jenny Graham, Editors, ‘London Review’

Ross McKibbin

Ross McKibbin on the summer of discontent

Jane Miller

Blaming teachers

Hugo Young

The Little Platoon: Diplomacy and the Falklands Dispute by Michael Charlton. Blackwell, 230 pp., £14.95, June 1989, 0 631 16564 9

Karl Miller

Intellectuals by Paul Johnson. Weidenfeld, 385 pp., £14.95, October 1988, 0 297 79395 0
CounterBlasts No 1: God, Man and Mrs Thatcher by Jonathan Raban. Chatto, 72 pp., £2.99, June 1989, 0 7011 3470 4

Daniel Kevles

Thinking about science: Max Delbrück and the Origins of Molecular Biology by Ernst Peter Fischer and Carol Lipson. Norton, 334 pp., £13.95, January 1989, 9780393025088
Is science necessary? Essays on Science and Scientists by M.F. Perutz. Barrie and Jenkins, 285 pp., £14.95, July 1989, 0 7126 2123 7

Peter Clarke

Arnold Toynbee: A Life by William McNeill. Oxford, 346 pp., £16.95, July 1989, 0 19 505863 1

Jonathan Steinberg

Fascism and the Mafia by Christopher Duggan. Yale, 322 pp., £19.95, January 1989, 0 300 04372 4
A Thief in the Night: The Death of Pope John Paul I by John Cornwell. Viking, 301 pp., £14.95, May 1989, 0 670 82387 2

V.G. Kiernan

Dutch Primacy in World Trade, 1585-1740 by Jonathan Israel. Oxford, 462 pp., £45, June 1989, 0 19 822729 9

Christopher Small

Sacred Elephant by Heathcote Williams. Cape, 175 pp., £9.95, July 1989, 0 224 02642 9

William Empson

Teaching English in the Far East

John Levett

Poem: ‘Singeing’

John Henry Jones

Diary: At Home with the Empsons

William Empson

Three Hitherto Unpublished Poems

Michael Wood

Memories of Amnesia by Laurence Shainberg. Collins Harvill, 190 pp., £10.95, April 1989, 0 00 272024 8
We find ourselves in Moontown by Jay Gummerman. Cape, 174 pp., £11.95, June 1989, 0 224 02662 3
The Russia House by John le Carré. Hodder, 344 pp., £12.95, June 1989, 0 340 50573 7
My Secret History by Paul Theroux. Hamish Hamilton, 468 pp., £13.95, June 1989, 0 241 12369 0

Mark Illis

This Boy’s Life by Tobias Wolff. Bloomsbury, 292 pp., £12.95, April 1989, 0 7475 0274 9

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