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Vol. 18 No. 15 · 1 August 1996

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Jeremy Harding

The Mercenary Business

Letters

George Barnard, Lawrence Goldman, Philip Corrigan, Robert Colls, Ian MacKillop, Phil Edwards, Keith Flett, Robert Trueblood, John Constable, Graham Roe, Frederick Barker, Richard Webster, Tom Paulin, R.H. Marshall, Brian Winston, William Flesch, Nick Groom, Dan Hughes, Michael Jenkins, Michael Schmidt

Ruth Bernard Yeazell

Queen Victoria’s Secrets by Adrienne Munich. Columbia, 264 pp., £22, June 1996, 0 231 10480 4

Douglas Oliver

Poem: ‘Forearms’

Ian Gilmour

The Younger Pitt: The Consuming Struggle by John Ehrman. Constable, 911 pp., £35, May 1996, 9780094755406

Leslie Mitchell

John Wilkes by Peter D.G. Thomas. Oxford, 280 pp., £25, March 1996, 0 19 820544 9

Frank Kermode

The True Story of the Novel by Margaret Anne Doody. Rutgers, 580 pp., $44.95, May 1996, 0 8135 2168 8

Marilyn Butler

Essays in Appreciation by Christopher Ricks. Oxford, 363 pp., £25, March 1996, 0 19 818344 5

Andreas Huyssen

No Passion Spent by George Steiner. Faber, 421 pp., £20, January 1996, 0 571 17697 6

John Leslie

The Nature of Space and Time by Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose. Princeton, 141 pp., £16.95, May 1996, 0 691 03791 4

Claudia Johnson

Chuck Jones: A Flurry of Drawings by Hugh Kenner. California, 114 pp., £12, September 1994, 0 520 08797 6

Michael Rogin

Washington Babylon by Alexander Cockburn and Ken Silverstein. Verso, 316 pp., £31.95, May 1996, 1 85984 092 2

Janette Turner Hospital

Talking to the Dead by Helen Dunmore. Viking, 224 pp., £16, July 1996, 0 670 87002 1

Robert Irwin

The Middle East: 2000 Years of History from the Birth of Christianity to the Present Day by Bernard Lewis. Weidenfeld, 433 pp., £20, September 1995, 0 297 81345 5

Mary Hawthorne

Diary: Remembering Joseph Mitchell

Malise Ruthven

Lords of the Lebanese Marches: Violence and Narrative in an Arab Society by Michael Gilsenan. Tauris, 377 pp., £14.95, February 1996, 1 85043 099 3
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World edited by John L. Esposito. Oxford, 480 pp., £295, June 1995, 0 19 506613 8
Unfolding Islam by P.J. Stewart. Garnet, 268 pp., £25, February 1995, 9780863721946
Islam and the Myth of Confrontation: Religion and Politics in the Middle East by Fred Halliday. Tauris, 256 pp., £35, January 1996, 1 86064 004 4

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