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Vol. 22 No. 4 · 17 February 2000

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Vol. 22 No. 4 · 17 February 2000

Peter Wollen

The Artificial Kingdom: A Treasury of the Kitsch Experience by Celeste Olalquiaga. Bloomsbury, 321 pp., £20, November 1999, 0 7475 4535 9

Letters

Jeremy Treglown, Pat Hutley, Sylvia Elias, Michael Byers, Frank Kermode, L.P.E. Edwards, Ivor Kraft, D.J. Taylor, Charles Landon, Alex de Waal, Jeffrey Sievert, David Wootton, Christopher Dolan

Allen Curnow

Poem: ‘The Cake Uncut’

Neal Ascherson

After Britain: New Labour and the Return of Scotland by Tom Nairn. Granta, 336 pp., £15.99, January 2000, 1 86207 293 0

Michael Dobson

In My End Is My Beginning: A Life of Mary Queen of Scots by James Mackay. Mainstream, 320 pp., £20, March 1999, 1 84018 058 7
Mary Queen of Scots: Romance and Nation by Jayne Elizabeth Lewis. Routledge, 259 pp., £14.99, October 1998, 0 415 11481 0
Ancestry and Narrative in 19th-Century British Literature: Blood Relations from Edgeworth to Hardy by Sophie Gilmartin. Cambridge, 281 pp., £37.50, February 1999, 0 521 56094 2

Adam Phillips

Jokes: Philosophical Thoughts on Joking Matters by Ted Cohen. Chicago, 99 pp., £10.50, November 1999, 0 226 11230 6

John Mullan

The Dunciad in Four Books by Alexander Pope, edited by Valerie Rumbold. Longman, 456 pp., £55, August 1999, 0 582 08924 7

Derek Jarrett

Edmund Burke. Vol. I: 1730-84 by F.P. Lock. Oxford, 564 pp., £75, January 1999, 0 19 820676 3

Mary Beard

John Soane: An Accidental Romantic by Gillian Darley. Yale, 358 pp., £25, September 1999, 0 300 08165 0
John Soane, Architect: Master of Space and Light by Margaret Richardson and Mary-Anne Stevens. Royal Academy, 302 pp., £45, September 1999, 0 300 08195 2
Sir John Soane and the Country Estate by Ptolemy Dean. Ashgate, 204 pp., £37.50, October 1999, 1 84014 293 6

Wendy Doniger

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling. Bloomsbury, 317 pp., £10.99, July 1999, 0 7475 4215 5

Thomas Jones

Molesworth by Geoffrey Willans and Ronald Searle. Penguin, 406 pp., £8.99, October 1999, 0 14 118240 7

John Bayley

The Charterhouse of Parma by Henri B. Stendhal, translated by Richard Howard. Modern Library, 688 pp., £20.95, January 1999, 0 679 60245 3

Graham Robb

La Grand Thérèse or The Greatest Swindle of the Century by Hilary Spurling. Profile, 128 pp., £7.99, September 1999, 9781861971326

Andy Beckett

Manchester, England: The Story of the Pop Cult City by Dave Haslam. Fourth Estate, 319 pp., £12.99, September 1999, 1 84115 145 9

Richard Gott

Robinson’s Footprints

John Tranter

Poem: ‘On the Road’

Vesna Goldsworthy

Diary: In Montenegro

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