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Rian Malan

The Mind of South Africa by Allister Sparks. Heinemann, 424 pp., £16.95, May 1990, 0 434 75266 5

Letters

Ted Honderich, Norman Potter, Craig Raine, Alan Sinfield, Yirmiyahu Yovel, William Milne, William Guy, Keith Flett, David Shillam, John Wells, Alexandra Kempner

Christopher Reid

Poem: ‘Your Biographer’

Ross McKibbin

Heroes and Villains: Selected Essays by R.W. Johnson. Harvester, 347 pp., £25, July 1990, 9780745007359

Mary Beard

The Making of ‘The Golden Bough’: The Origin and Growth of an Argument by Robert Fraser. Macmillan, 240 pp., £35, July 1990, 0 333 49631 0

Ian Hamilton

Four Poems

Harriet Ritvo

Charles Darwin: A New Biography by John Bowlby. Hutchinson, 511 pp., £19.95, June 1990, 0 09 174229 3

George Walden

The Conservative MP George Walden on the year peace broke out

Edward Pearce

A Sparrow’s Flight: Memoirs by Lord Hailsham. Collins, 463 pp., £17.50, July 1990, 0 00 215545 1

Paul Foot

A Radical Lawyer in Victorian England: W.P. Roberts and the Struggle for Workers’ Rights by Raymond Challinor. Tauris, 302 pp., £14.95, June 1990, 1 85043 150 7

Tom Shippey

England and Englishness: Ideas of Nationhood in English Poetry, 1688-1900 by John Lucas. Hogarth, 227 pp., £18, February 1990, 0 7012 0892 9
The Englishman’s England: Taste, Travel and the Rise of Tourism by Ian Ousby. Cambridge, 244 pp., £45, February 1990, 0 521 37374 3
Fleeting Things: English Poets and Poems, 1616-1660 by Gerald Hammond. Harvard, 394 pp., £24.95, March 1990, 0 674 30625 2

Eric Evans

Scottish Society 1500-1800 edited by R.A. Houston and I.D. Whyte. Cambridge, 298 pp., £30, February 1989, 0 521 32522 6

Tony Gould

Pinochet’s Chile: Those who went and those who stayed

Graham Coster

In Xanadu: A Quest by William Dalrymple. Collins, 314 pp., £14.95, July 1989, 0 00 217948 2
The Gunpowder Gardens by Jason Goodwin. Chatto, 230 pp., £14.95, March 1990, 0 7011 3620 0
Silk Roads: The Asian Adventures of André and Clara Malraux by Axel Madsen. Tauris, 299 pp., £14.95, April 1990, 1 85043 209 0
At Home and Abroad by V.S. Pritchett. Chatto, 332 pp., £14.95, February 1990, 0 7011 3620 0
Great Plains by Ian Frazier. Faber, 290 pp., £14.99, March 1990, 0 571 14260 5

Patrick Parrinder

The Sorrow of Belgium by Hugo Claus, translated by Arnold Pomerans. Viking, 609 pp., £14.99, June 1990, 0 670 81456 3
Joanna by Lisa St Aubin de Teran. Virago, 260 pp., £12.95, May 1990, 1 85381 158 0
A Sensible Life by Mary Wesley. Bantam, 364 pp., £12.95, March 1990, 9780593019306
The Light Years by Elizabeth Jane Howard. Macmillan, 418 pp., £12.95, June 1990, 0 333 53875 7

James Wood

The things they carried by Tim O’Brien. Collins, 255 pp., £12.95, May 1990, 0 00 223603 6

Karl Miller

Diary: On the 1990 World Cup

Martin Crimp

Story: ‘Stage Kiss’

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