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Vol. 21 No. 14 · 15 July 1999

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Jeremy Waldron

Collected Papers by John Rawls, edited by Samuel Freeman. Harvard, 627 pp., £24.95, June 1999, 0 674 13739 6

Letters

Chris Purnell, Victor Winstone, Stephen Howe, Graham Martin, Luke Prodromou, Giles Foden, J.G. Owen, Keith Flett, Jason Hall, Editor, ‘London Review’

John Kinsella

Two Poems

Linda Colley

The Whole Woman by Germaine Greer. Doubleday, 351 pp., £16.99, March 1999, 0 385 60015 1
Germaine Greer: Untamed Shrew by Christine Wallace. Cohen, 333 pp., £18.99, March 1999, 1 86066 120 3

Frank Kermode

A.J. Ayer: A Life by Ben Rogers. Chatto, 402 pp., £20, June 1999, 9780701163167

Ian Gilmour

George IV by E.A. Smith. Yale, 306 pp., £25, May 1999, 0 300 07685 1

Bernard Porter

The Culture of Secrecy in Britain 1832-1998 by David Vincent. Oxford, 364 pp., £25, January 1999, 0 19 820307 1

Brian Rotman

Between Silk and Cyanide: The Story of SOE’s Code War by Leo Marks. HarperCollins, 614 pp., £19.99, November 1998, 0 00 255944 7

Thomas de Waal

Russia's War by Richard Overy. Penguin, 416 pp., £8.99, July 1999, 0 14 027169 4
Stalingrad by Antony Beevor. Viking, 512 pp., £12.99, May 1999, 0 14 024985 0

David Blackbourn

Young Wilhelm: The Kaiser’s Early Life, 1859-88 by John Röhl, translated by Jeremy Gaines. Cambridge, 979 pp., £45, October 1999, 0 521 49752 3

Misha Donat

Robert Schumann: Herald of a ‘New Poetic Age’ by John Daverio. Oxford, 618 pp., £30, June 1997, 0 19 509180 9
The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr by E.T.A. Hoffman, translated by Anthea Bell. Penguin, 350 pp., £7.99, April 1999, 0 14 044631 1

Julian Bell

Rembrandt by Himself edited by Christopher White and Quentin Buvelot. Yale, 272 pp., £25, June 1999, 9781857092523
Rembrandt: The Painter at Work by Ernst van de Wetering. Amsterdam University Press, 340 pp., £52.50, November 1997, 90 5356 239 7

Jenny Turner

The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank. Viking, 274 pp., £9.99, July 1999, 9780670883004

Gabriele Annan

The Map of Love by Ahdaf Soueif. Bloomsbury, 529 pp., £18.99, June 1999, 0 7475 4367 4

Richard Rudgley

The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession by Susan Orlean. Heinemann, 348 pp., £12.99, April 1999, 0 434 00783 8
The Tulip by Anna Pavord. Bloomsbury, 438 pp., £30, January 1999, 0 7475 4296 1
Plants of Life, Plants of Death by Frederick Simoons. Wisconsin, 568 pp., £27.95, September 1998, 0 299 15904 3

Tariq Ali

Anyone for gulli-danda?

John Lloyd

Diary: The Russian reformers’ new party

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