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Vol. 13 No. 12 · 27 June 1991

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Cover Artist

Michael Woods

Andrew Forge

Nothing if not critical by Robert Hughes. Collins Harvill, 429 pp., £16, November 1990, 0 00 272075 2
Frank Auerbach by Robert Hughes. Thames and Hudson, 240 pp., £25, September 1990, 0 500 09211 7
Figure and Abstraction in Contemporary Painting by Ronald Paulson. Rutgers, 283 pp., $44.95, November 1990, 0 8135 1604 8

Andrew Forge

Some words on the death of Lawrence Gowing

Letters

Malcolm Deas, Rupert Wilkinson, K. Sinclair-Loutit, Thomas Scott, Rodney Pybus, Michael Pye

Peter Campbell

Dance till the stars come down by Frances Spalding. Hodder, 271 pp., £25, May 1991, 0 340 48555 8
Keith Vaughan by Malcolm Yorke. Constable, 288 pp., £25, October 1990, 0 09 469780 9

George Melly

Beverley Nichols by Bryan Connon. Constable, 320 pp., £20, March 1991, 0 09 470570 4

Neal Ascherson

A Journey through Ruins: The Last Days of London by Patrick Wright. Radius, 294 pp., £16.99, May 1991, 0 09 173190 9

Paul Foot

Kill the messenger by Bernard Ingham. HarperCollins, 408 pp., £17.50, May 1991, 0 00 215944 9

Philip Purser

A Social History of British Broadcasting. Vol. I: 1922-29, Serving the Nation by Paddy Scannell and David Cardiff. Blackwell, 441 pp., £30, April 1991, 0 631 17543 1
The Collected Essays of Asa Briggs. Vol. III: Serious Pursuits, Communication and Education  Harvester Wheatsheaf, 470 pp., £30, May 1991, 0 7450 0536 5
The British Press and Broadcasting since 1945 by Colin Seymour-Ure. Blackwell, 269 pp., £29.95, May 1991, 9780631164432

Basil Davidson

The Repatriations from Austria: The Report of an Inquiry by Anthony Cowgill, Lord Brimelow and Christopher Booker. Sinclair-Stevenson, 367 pp., £19.95, October 1990, 1 85619 029 3
Cossacks in the German Army 1941-1945 by Samuel Newland. Cass, 218 pp., £30, March 1991, 0 7146 3351 8
Eyewitnesses at Nuremberg by Hilary Gaskin. Arms and Armour, 192 pp., £14.95, November 1990, 1 85409 058 5

Alistair Elliot

Poem: ‘A Family Wireless’

Tam Dalyell

A Green History of the World by Clive Ponting. Sinclair-Stevenson, 352 pp., £16.95, May 1991, 1 85619 050 1

Jerry Fodor

The Problem of Consciousness by Colin McGinn. Blackwell, 216 pp., £30, December 1990, 0 631 17698 5

Dinah Birch

The Desire of My Eyes: A Life of John Ruskin by Wolfgang Kemp, translated by Jan Van Huerck. HarperCollins, 526 pp., £20, March 1991, 0 00 215166 9

D.J. Enright

Samuel Johnson in the Medical World: The Doctor and the Patient by John Wiltshire. Cambridge, 293 pp., £30, March 1991, 0 521 38326 9

Douglas Johnson

The Noble Savage: Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1754-1762 by Maurice Cranston. Allen Lane, 399 pp., £20, February 1991, 0 7139 9051 1
Writings of Rousseau. Vol I: Rousseau: Judge of Jean-Jacques. Dialogues. translated by Judith Bush, edited and translated by Christopher Kelly and Roger Masters. University Press of New England, 277 pp., $40, March 1990, 0 87451 495 9

Carey Harrison

Curtain by Michael Korda. Chapmans, 415 pp., £14.95, May 1991, 1 85592 005 0

Richard Cobb

My France: Politics, Culture, Myth by Eugen Weber. Harvard, 412 pp., £19.95, February 1991, 0 674 59575 0

Anthony Quinn

The Elephant by Richard Rayner. Cape, 276 pp., £13.99, May 1991, 0 224 03005 1
The Misfortunes of Nigel by Fiona Pitt-Kethley. Peter Owen, 176 pp., £12.95, June 1991, 0 7206 0830 9
Famous for the creatures by Andrew Motion. Viking, 248 pp., £14.99, June 1991, 0 670 82286 8
Double Lives by Stephen Wall. Bloomsbury, 154 pp., £13.99, June 1991, 0 7475 0910 7

Stephen Wall

Regeneration by Pat Barker. Viking, 252 pp., £13.99, May 1991, 0 670 82876 9
Rose Reason by Mary Flanagan. Bloomsbury, 388 pp., £14.99, April 1991, 0 7475 0888 7
Rose by Rose Boyt. Chatto, 182 pp., £13.99, April 1991, 0 7011 3728 2

Allen Curnow

Poem: ‘An Unclosed Door’

Jenny Turner

The Burn by James Kelman. Secker, 244 pp., £13.99, April 1991, 0 436 23286 3
Blood by Janice Galloway. Secker, 179 pp., £12.99, March 1991, 0 436 20027 9

Stephen Sackur

Ariel Diary: In Ariel

Rosalind Mitchison

The Hanging Tree by Allan Massie. Heinemann, 346 pp., £13.99, November 1990, 0 434 45301 3
Tiberius: The Memoirs of the Emperor by Allan Massie. Hodder, 256 pp., £13.95, January 1991, 0 340 48788 7
The Gillyflors by Catherine Cookson. Bantam, 366 pp., £13.99, October 1990, 0 593 01726 9

T.J. Binyon

Ngaio Marsh: A Life by Margaret Lewis. Chatto, 276 pp., £18, April 1991, 0 7011 3389 9

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