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Vol. 18 No. 8 · 18 April 1996

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Seumas Milne

The Blair Revolution: Can New Labour Deliver? by Peter Mandelson and Roger Liddle. Faber, 274 pp., £7.99, February 1996, 0 571 17818 9

Letters

Hilda Bernstein, Gillian Slovo, W.J. McCormack, J. Staples, Jenny Hartley, Timothy Garton Ash, Philip Smout, Nick James, Bernard Burgoyne, Chris Oakley, Haya Oakley, Robert Crawford, Elizabeth Spencer, Raymond Tallis, Hugh Leonard, Jason Wilson

Conor Gearty

Scott Inquiry Report by Richard Scott. HMSO, 2386 pp., £45, February 1996, 0 10 262796 7

Anthony Lester

Judges and Ministers

Patrick O’Brian

Francis Drake: The Lives of a Hero by John Cummins. Weidenfeld, 348 pp., £20, September 1995, 0 297 81566 0

Eric Foner

A Struggle for Power: The American Revolution by Theodore Draper. Little, Brown, 544 pp., £25, March 1996, 0 316 87802 2

Colm Tóibín

Inventing Ireland: The Literature of the Modern Nation by Declan Kiberd. Cape, 719 pp., £20, November 1995, 0 224 04197 5

Robin Robertson

Poem: ‘Circus on Calton Hill’

Elaine Feinstein

Poem: ‘Tony’

Bernard Williams

On Hating and Despising Philosophy

Jerry Fodor

Climbing Mount Improbable by Richard Dawkins. Viking, 320 pp., £20, April 1996, 0 670 85018 7

Galen Strawson

The Sense of the Self

Peter Parsons

Ancient Greek Novels: The Fragments edited by Susan Stephens and John Winkler. Princeton, 541 pp., £48, September 1995, 0 691 06941 7

Dinah Birch

Love, Again by Doris Lessing. HarperCollins, 345 pp., £15.99, April 1996, 0 00 223936 1
Playing the Game by Doris Lessing, illustrated by Charlie Adlard. HarperCollins, 64 pp., £6.99, December 1995, 0 586 21689 8

Elisa Segrave

Diary: On the Pier at Key West

John Bayley

Foreign Country: The Life of L.P. Hartley by Adrian Wright. Deutsch, 304 pp., £17.99, March 1996, 0 233 98976 5

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