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Vol. 20 No. 11 · 4 June 1998

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Thomas Laqueur

Heshel's Kingdom by Dan Jacobson. Hamish Hamilton, 242 pp., £15.99, February 1998, 0 241 13927 9
Shtetl: The History of a Small Town and an Extinguished World by Eva Hoffman. Secker, 269 pp., £15.99, January 1998, 0 436 20482 7

Letters

Jeremy Bernstein, Maud Sulter, Trevor Fawcett, James Wood, Harvey Plant, David Andrew, David Tully

David Runciman

Artist Unknown: An Alternative History of the Arts Council by Richard Witts. Little, Brown, 593 pp., £22.50, March 1998, 0 316 87820 0
In Praise of Commercial Culture by Tyler Cowen. Harvard, 278 pp., £18.50, June 1998, 0 674 44591 0

Conor Gearty

This Time: Our Constitutional Revolution by Anthony Barnett. Vintage, 371 pp., £6.99, December 1997, 0 09 926858 2
The Voice of the People: A Constitution for Tomorrow by Robert Alexander. Weidenfeld, 214 pp., £17.99, September 1997, 0 297 84109 2
The Making and Remaking of the British Constitution by Lord Nolan and Stephen Sedley. Blackstone, 142 pp., £19.95, November 1997, 1 85431 704 0

Christopher Hitchens

1968: Marching in the Streets by Tariq Ali and Susan Watkins. Bloomsbury, 224 pp., £20, May 1998, 0 7475 3763 1
The Beginning of the End: France, May 1968 by Angelo Quattrocchi and Tom Nairn. Verso, 175 pp., £10, May 1998, 1 85984 290 9
The Love Germ by Jill Neville. Verso, 149 pp., £9, May 1998, 1 85984 285 2

Zachary Leader

Previous Convictions: A Journey Through the Fifties by Nora Sayre. Rutgers, 464 pp., £27.95, April 1997, 0 8135 2231 5

Betsy Blair

Looking for Mrs Kelly

Richard Poirier

With Walt Whitman in Camden. Vol. VIII: 11 February 1891-30 September 1891 by Horace Traubel, edited by Jeanne Chapman and Robert MacIsaac. Bentley, 624 pp., $99.50, November 1996, 0 9653415 8 5
With Walt Whitman in Camden. Vol. IX: 11 February 1891-30 September 1891 by Horace Traubel, edited by Jeanne Chapman and Robert MacIsaac. Bentley, 624 pp., £99.50, November 1996, 0 9653415 9 3

Denis Donoghue

The Penguin Book of Victorian Verse edited by Danny Karlin. Allen Lane, 851 pp., £25, October 1997, 9780713990492

John Bayley

The Irish Guards in the Great War: The First Battalion by Rudyard Kipling. Spellmount, 320 pp., £24.95, January 1997, 1 873376 72 3
The Irish Guards in the Great War: The Second Battalion by Rudyard Kipling. Spellmount, 223 pp., £24.95, January 1998, 1 873376 83 9

Sarah Rigby

Master Georgie by Beryl Bainbridge. Duckworth, 190 pp., £14.99, April 1998, 0 7156 2831 3

Alex Ivanovitch

Armadillo by William Boyd. Hamish Hamilton, 310 pp., £16.99, February 1998, 0 241 13928 7
Nat Tate: American Artist, 1928-60 by William Boyd. Twenty One, 77 pp., £9.95, April 1998, 1 901785 01 7

Tom Shippey

The Safeguard of the Sea: A Naval History of Britain, Vol. I, 660-1649 by N.A.M. Rodger. HarperCollins, 691 pp., £25, September 1997, 0 00 255128 4
Weapons and Warfare in Renaissance Europe by Bert Hall. Johns Hopkins, 300 pp., £25, June 1997, 0 8018 5531 4

David Harsent

Poem: ‘By Sennen’

W.G. Runciman

Diary: Dining Out

E.S. Turner

British Spas from 1815 to the Present Day: A Social History by Phyllis Hembry and Leonard Cowie. Athlone, 292 pp., £50, June 1997, 0 485 11502 6

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