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Vol. 20 No. 1 · 1 January 1998

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Alan Bennett

Diary: Notes on 1997

Letters

John Sutherland, Fintan O’Toole, Sue Rickard, Harry Gilonis, Stephen Lane, Mick Hume, Ben Riley, Philip Rush, Kenyon Alexander, Fred Sedgwick

Allen Curnow

Poem: ‘Ten Steps to the Sea’

Marina Warner

Peroxide Mug-Shot

Nicholas Penny

Victorian Fairy Painting edited by Jane Martineau. Merrell, 200 pp., £25, November 1997, 1 85894 043 5

James Wood

Existentialists and Mystics: Writings on Philosophy and Literature by Iris Murdoch. Chatto, 546 pp., £20, July 1997, 0 7011 6629 0

Lorna Sage

The Key of the Tower by Gilbert Adair. Secker, 190 pp., £12.99, October 1997, 0 436 20429 0

Lawrence Rainey

Otto Milioni di Cartoline per il Duce by Enrico Sturani. Centro Scientifico, 330 pp., lire 60,000, January 1995, 88 7640 276 4

Kathleen Jamie

Poem: ‘Interregnum’

Alexander Stille

Modern Italy: A Political History by Denis Mack Smith. Yale, 534 pp., £35, October 1997, 0 300 07377 1

Paul Foot

The Liar: The Fall of Jonathan Aitken by Luke Harding and David Leigh. Penguin, 205 pp., £6.99, December 1997, 0 14 027290 9

John Leslie

Before the Beginning by Martin Rees. Simon and Schuster, 288 pp., £7.99, January 1998, 0 684 81660 1
The Life of the Cosmos by Lee Smolin. Weidenfeld, 358 pp., £20, September 1997, 0 297 81727 2

Jeremy Harding

Kenya by Hugh Finlay and Geoff Crowther. Lonely Planet, 376 pp., £11.99, April 1997, 0 86442 460 4
Borneo by Robert Pelton Young. Fielding, 632 pp., £13.95, December 1995, 1 56952 026 7
Asia's Top Dive Sites edited by Fiona Nichols and Michael Stachels. Fielding, 228 pp., £13.95, December 1996, 1 56952 129 8
South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland by Jon Murray et al. Lonely Planet, 658 pp., £13.99, January 1998, 0 86442 508 2
Southern Africa by Richard Cox. Thornton Cox, 474 pp., £11.95, July 1995, 0 7818 0388 8
The World's Most Dangerous Places by Robert Pelton Young. Fielding, 1048 pp., £13.95, December 1997, 1 56952 104 2
South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland by Barbara McCrea et al. Rough Guides, 697 pp., £12.99, October 1997, 1 85828 238 1
The Good Honeymoon Guide by Lucy Horne. Trailblazer, 320 pp., £11.95, March 1997, 1 873756 12 7
Amnesty International Report 1997  Amnesty International, 378 pp., £18, June 1997, 0 86210 267 7
Morocco by Barnaby Rogerson. Cadogan, 596 pp., £12.99, December 1997, 1 86011 043 6

Justine Burley

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Everest Disaster by Jon Krakauer. Macmillan, 293 pp., £16.99, August 1997, 0 333 69527 5
Dark Shadows Falling by Joe Simpson. Cape, 207 pp., £16.99, August 1997, 0 224 04368 4

Jenny Diski

Diary: new words

Michael Wood

L.A. Confidential directed by Curtis Hanson.

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