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Vol. 11 No. 23 · 7 December 1989

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Vol. 11 No. 23 · 7 December 1989

Ian Aitken

Sunrise: The Remarkable Rise and Rise of the Best-Selling Soaraway ‘Sun’ by Larry Lamb. Macmillan, 260 pp., £7.99, November 1989, 0 333 51070 4

Letters

David Craig, Marie-Jaqueline Lancaster, Craig Raine, Richard Poirier, Walter Hayes, Jean MacGibbon, Kate Cohen, David Griffiths, C.K. Stead, Bernard O’Donoghue, Editors, ‘London Review’, Keith Flett

Anthony Howard

The Crockford’s File: Gareth Bennett and the Death of the Anglican Mind by William Oddie. Hamish Hamilton, 232 pp., £14.95, November 1989, 0 241 12613 4
Absent Friends by Geoffrey Wheatcroft. Hamish Hamilton, 291 pp., £15.95, November 1989, 0 241 12874 9

Paul Foot

Inside the system

Linda Colley

The Sinews of Power: War, Money and the English State, 1688-1788 by John Brewer. Unwin Hyman, 289 pp., £28, April 1989, 0 04 445292 6
Cambridge in the Age of the Enlightenment: Science, Religion and Politics from the Restoration to the French Revolution by John Gascoigne. Cambridge, 358 pp., £32.50, June 1989, 0 521 35139 1
Imperial Meridian: The British Empire and the World by C.A. Bayly. Longman, 295 pp., £16.95, June 1989, 0 582 04287 9

Tom Shippey

Health for Sale: Quackery in England 1660-1850 by Roy Porter. Manchester, 280 pp., £19.95, August 1989, 0 7190 1903 6
Popular Errors by Laurent Joubert and Gregory David de Rocher. University of Alabama Press, 348 pp., $49.95, July 1989, 0 8173 0408 8
Bread of Dreams: Food and Fantasy in Early Modern Europe by Piero Camporesi, translated by David Gentilcore. Polity, 212 pp., £19.50, May 1989, 0 7456 0349 1
Poisons of the Past: Molds, Epidemics and History by Mary Kilbourne Matossian. Yale, 190 pp., £18, November 1989, 0 300 03949 2

John Bayley

Coleridge: Early Visions by Richard Holmes. Hodder, 409 pp., £16.95, October 1989, 0 340 28335 1
Wordsworth: Romantic Poetry and Revolution Politics by John Williams. Manchester, 203 pp., £29.95, November 1989, 0 7190 3168 0
Sara Coleridge, A Victorian Daughter: Her Life and Essays by Bradford Keyes Mudge. Yale, 287 pp., £18.95, September 1989, 0 300 04443 7

Roger Parker

Franz Liszt. Vol. II: The Weimar Years 1848-1861 by Alan Walker. Faber, 626 pp., £35, August 1989, 0 571 15322 4
Franz Liszt: A Chronicle of his Life in Pictures and Documents by Ernst Burger, translated by Stewart Spencer. Princeton, 358 pp., £45, October 1989, 0 691 09133 1

Humphrey Carpenter

The Safest Place in the World: A Personal History of British Rhythm and Blues by Dick Heckstall-Smith. Quartet, 178 pp., £14.95, September 1989, 0 7043 2696 5
Mama said there’d be days like these: My Life in the Jazz World by Val Wilmer. Women’s Press, 336 pp., £16.95, September 1989, 0 7043 5040 8
Lenya: A Life by Donald Spoto. Viking, 371 pp., £15.95, September 1989, 0 670 81211 0

Stephen Fender

Paul Robeson by Martin Bauml Duberman. Bodley Head, 804 pp., £20, April 1989, 0 370 30575 2

Michael Wood

Silent Partner by Jonathan Kellerman. Macdonald, 506 pp., £11.95, September 1989, 0 356 17598 7
‘Murder will out’: The Detective in Fiction by T.J. Binyon. Oxford, 166 pp., £12.95, June 1989, 9780192192233
Devices and Desires by P.D. James. Faber, 408 pp., £11.99, October 1989, 0 571 14178 1
Killshot by Elmore Leonard. Viking, 287 pp., £12.95, October 1989, 0 670 82258 2
Trust by George V. Higgins. Deutsch, 213 pp., £11.95, November 1989, 0 233 98513 1
Polar Star by Martin Cruz Smith. Collins Harvill, 373 pp., £12.95, October 1989, 0 00 271269 5

Hilary Mantel

Life Lines: Politics and Health 1986-1988 by Edwina Currie. Sidgwick, 291 pp., £13.95, November 1989, 0 283 99920 9
My Turn by Nancy Reagan and William Novak. Weidenfeld, 384 pp., £15.95, October 1989, 0 297 79677 1
Heiress: The Story of Christina Onassis by Nigel Dempster. Weidenfeld, 180 pp., £12.95, October 1989, 0 297 79671 2

Mark Ford

In Trouble Again: A Journey between the Orinoco and the Amazon by Redmond O’Hanlon. Penguin, 368 pp., £3.99, October 1989, 0 14 011900 0
Our Grandmothers’ Drums: A Portrait of Rural African Life and Culture by Mark Hudson. Secker, 356 pp., £12.95, June 1989, 0 436 20959 4
Borderlines: A Journey in Thailand and Burma by Charles Nicholl. Secker, 320 pp., £12.95, October 1988, 0 436 30980 7

Allen Curnow

Poem: ‘A Scrap-Book’

Walter Nash

The Guinness Book of Records 1990 edited by Donald McFarlan. Guinness, 320 pp., £10.95, October 1989, 0 85112 341 4
The Chatto Book of Cabbages and Kings: Lists in Literature edited by Francis Spufford. Chatto, 313 pp., £13.95, November 1989, 0 7011 3487 9

Penelope Fitzgerald

True Confessions of Adrian Albert Mole, Margaret Hilda Roberts and Robert and Susan Lilian Townsend by Sue Townsend. Methuen, 117 pp., £5.99, August 1989, 0 413 62450 1
CounterBlasts No 9: Mr Bevan’s Dream by Sue Townsend. Chatto, 74 pp., £2.99, November 1989, 0 7011 3468 2

Brad Leithauser

Poem: ‘Peninsular’

J.P. Stern

Diary: This great wall has fallen down

Robert Crawford

Perduta Gente by Peter Reading. Secker, £5, June 1989, 0 436 40999 2
Letting in the rumour by Gillian Clarke. Carcanet, 79 pp., £4.95, July 1989, 9780856357572
Lazy Thoughts of a Lazy Woman by Grace Nichols. Virago, 58 pp., £4.99, July 1989, 1 85381 076 2
Studying Grosz on the Bus by John Lucas. Peterloo, 64 pp., £4.95, August 1989, 1 871471 02 8
The Old Noise of Truth by Joan Downar. Peterloo, 63 pp., £4.95, August 1989, 1 871471 03 6

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