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Vol. 12 No. 9 · 10 May 1990

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Jez Coulson

Iain Sinclair

Pit Bull by Scott Ely. Penguin, 218 pp., £4.99, March 1990, 0 14 012033 5

Letters

Salman Rushdie, Gordon Guthrie, Michael Nelson, R.G. Steele, Gabriel Austin, Fiona Pitt-Kethley, Valerie Grosvenor Myer

Ian Hamilton

The Dictionary of National Biography: 1981-1985 edited by Lord Blake and C.S. Nicholls. Oxford, 518 pp., £40, March 1990, 0 19 865210 0

Christopher Hitchens

Tom Driberg: His Life and Indiscretions by Francis Wheen. Chatto, 452 pp., £18, May 1990, 0 7011 3143 8

Peter Clarke

Disraeli by John Vincent. Oxford, 127 pp., £4.95, March 1990, 0 19 287681 3

José Harris

The Rise of Professional Society: England since 1880 by Harold Perkin. Routledge, 604 pp., £40, May 1989, 0 415 00890 5

Alan Macfarlane

Fatalism and Development: Nepal’s Struggle for Modernisation by Dor Bahadur Bista. Longman, Madras

A.J.P. Taylor

Letters to an Editor – written by his contributor, A.J.P. Taylor, to Kingsley Martin of the ‘New Statesman’ at various times from 1951 to 1964

Blair Worden

Thomas Starkey and the Commonweal by Tom Mayer. Cambridge, 326 pp., £32.50, April 1989, 0 521 36104 4
Politics and Literature in the Reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII by Alistair Fox. Blackwell, 317 pp., £35, September 1989, 0 631 13566 9
The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn: Family Portraits at the Court of Henry VIII by Retha Warnicke. Cambridge, 326 pp., £14.95, November 1989, 0 521 37000 0
English Travellers Abroad 1604-1667 by John Stoye. Yale, 448 pp., £12.95, January 1990, 0 300 04180 2

Tom Shippey

The Medieval Woman by Edith Ennan, translated by Edmund Jephcott. Blackwell, 327 pp., £32.50, November 1989, 9780631161660
Not of woman born: Representations of Caesarean Birth in Medieval and Renaissance Culture by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski. Cornell, 204 pp., $27.95, March 1990, 0 8014 2292 2
Childhood in the Middle Ages by Shulamith Shahar. Routledge, 342 pp., £35, May 1990, 0 415 02624 5
Lovesickness in the Middle Ages: The Viaticum and its Commentaries by Mary Wack. Pennsylvania, 354 pp., $39.95, February 1990, 9780812281422
Barbarolexis: Medieval Writing and Sexuality by Alexandre Leupin, translated by Kate Cooper. Harvard, 261 pp., £27.95, July 1990, 0 674 06170 5

Patrick O’Brian

The Travels of Mendes Pinto by Fernao Mendes Pinto, translated by Rebecca Catz. Chicago, 663 pp., £39.95, October 1989, 0 226 66951 3
The Grand Peregrination by Maurice Collis. Carcanet, 313 pp., £12.95, February 1990, 0 85635 850 9

Brad Leithauser

Poem: ‘A Candle’

Matt Simpson

Poem: ‘Part of One’s Education’

C.H. Sisson

Poem: ‘Turf’

V.G. Kiernan

Luther: Man between God and the Devil by Heiko Oberman, translated by Eileen Walliser-Schwarzbart. Yale, 380 pp., £18.95, March 1990, 0 300 03794 5

John Cannon

A Polite and Commercial People: England 1727-1783 by Paul Langford. Oxford, 803 pp., £25, September 1989, 0 19 822828 7
Voters, Patrons and Parties: The Unreformed Electorate of Hanoverian England, 1734-1832 by Frank O’Gorman. Oxford, 445 pp., £40, August 1989, 0 19 820056 0

T.H. Breen

The First Salute by Barbara Tuchman. Joseph, 347 pp., £15.95, March 1989, 0 7181 3142 8
Sister Republics: The Origins of French and American Republicanism by Patrice Higonnet. Harvard, 317 pp., £19.95, December 1988, 0 674 80982 3
Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America by Edmund Morgan. Norton, 318 pp., £12.95, September 1988, 0 393 02505 5

Candia McWilliam

Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee. Virago, 241 pp., £12.95, April 1990, 1 85381 061 4
Meatless Days by Sara Suleri. Collins, 186 pp., £12.95, April 1990, 0 00 215408 0

Michael Wood

The Innocent by Ian McEwan. Cape, 231 pp., £12.95, May 1990, 0 224 02783 2

Christine Brooke-Rose

Diary: Palimpsest Histories

Philip Horne

Love and Garbage by Ivan Klima, translated by Ewald Osers. Chatto, 217 pp., £12.95, March 1990, 0 7011 3362 7
The Storyteller by Mario Vargas Llosa, translated by Helen Lane. Faber, 246 pp., £12.99, April 1990, 0 571 15208 2
The Chase by Alejo Carpentier, translated by Alfred Mac Adam. Deutsch, 122 pp., £9.95, March 1990, 0 233 98550 6
Aura by Carlos Fuentes, translated by Lysander Kemp. Deutsch, 88 pp., £9.95, April 1990, 0 233 98470 4

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