Vol. 20 No. 5 · 5 March 1998

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Marilyn Butler

Jane Austen: A Life by David Nokes. Fourth Estate, 578 pp., £20, September 1997, 1 85702 419 2
Jane Austen: A Life by Claire Tomalin. Viking, 341 pp., £20, October 1997, 0 670 86528 1

Letters

Michael Dibdin, Murray Sayle, Jeffrey Masten, Anna Crowe, David Ames Curtis, David Turner, Peter Kilander, Paul Whittaker, Ronald Phillips, Gerald Nason, S.E. Yousoufian

James Davidson

Apollonios Rhodios: The Argonautika translated by Peter Green. California, 480 pp., £45, November 1997, 0 520 07686 9

Don Coles

Poem: ‘Kingdom’

Terry Castle

The Queen of Whale Cay: The Eccentric Story of ‘Joe’ Carstairs, Fastest Woman on Water by Kate Summerscale. Fourth Estate, 248 pp., £12.99, August 1997, 1 85702 360 9

Tim Radford

Korolev: How One Man Masterminded the Soviet Drive to Beat America to the Moon by James Harford. Wiley, 392 pp., £24.95, June 1997, 0 471 14853 9
Countdown: A History of Space Flight by T.A. Heppenheimer. Wiley, 398 pp., £24.95, June 1997, 0 471 14439 8
Something New under the Sun: Satellites and the Beginning of the Space Age by Helen Gavaghan. Copernicus, 300 pp., £15, December 1997, 0 387 94914 3
Space and the American Imagination by Howard McCurdy. Smithsonian, 294 pp., £19.95, November 1997, 1 56098 764 2

Philip Kitcher

Clone: The Road to Dolly and the Path Ahead by Gina Kolata. Allen Lane, 218 pp., £15.99, November 1997, 0 7139 9221 2
Remaking Eden: Cloning and Beyond in a Brave New World by Lee Silver. Weidenfeld, 315 pp., £20, January 1998, 0 297 84135 1

Raymond Friel

Poem: ‘The Halt’

F.M.L. Thompson

Alternative Agriculture: A History from the Black Death to the Present Day by Joan Thirsk. Oxford, 365 pp., £25, October 1997, 0 19 820662 3

Roy Porter

English Population History from Family Reconstitution 1580-1837 by E.A. Wrigley and R.S. Davies. Cambridge, 657 pp., £60, July 1997, 0 521 59015 9
The Savage Wars of Peace: England, Japan and the Malthusian Trap by Alan Macfarlane. Blackwell, 427 pp., £45, May 1997, 0 631 18117 2

Lorna Sage

Acts of Mutiny by Derek Beavan. Fourth Estate, 280 pp., £14.99, January 1998, 1 85702 641 1

Michael Gorra

The Lone Ranger and Tonto in Fistfight Heaven by Sherman Alexie. Vintage, 223 pp., £6.99, September 1997, 9780749386696
Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie. Minerva, 306 pp., £6.99, September 1996, 0 7493 9513 3
Indian Killer by Sherman Alexie. Secker, 420 pp., £9.99, September 1997, 0 436 20433 9

Peter Clarke

Major: A Political Life by Anthony Seldon. Weidenfeld, 856 pp., £25, October 1997, 0 297 81607 1

Ronan Bennett

Man of War, Man of Peace? The Unauthorised Biography of Gerry Adams by David Sharrock and Mark Devenport. Macmillan, 488 pp., £16.99, November 1997, 0 333 69883 5

H.C.G. Matthew

The British Way

Sheila Hale

Diary: dysphasia

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