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Vol. 22 No. 9 · 27 April 2000

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Michael Wood

The Unruly Life of Woody Allen by Marion Meade. Weidenfeld, 384 pp., £20, February 2000, 0 297 81868 6

Letters

Katherine Duncan-Jones, Patrick Collinson, Michael Haslam, Frances Wilson, Frances Stonor Saunders, P. Kelly, Thomson Littlefield, Steven Wells, Norman Cantor, George Jones, Charles Swann, Stephen Sedley, S.A. Skinner

David Sylvester

A New Thing Breathing: Recent Work by Tony Cragg. Tate Gallery Liverpool

Frank Kermode

The Image of Christ edited by Gabriele Finaldi. National Gallery, 224 pp., £14.95, February 2000, 1 85709 292 9

Maurice Keen

The Hundred Years War. Vol. II: Trial by Fire by Jonathan Sumption. Faber, 680 pp., £30, August 1999, 0 571 13896 9

Jerry Coyne

Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley. Fourth Estate, 344 pp., £8.99, February 2000, 9781857028355

Steven Shapin

French DNA: Trouble in Purgatory by Paul Rabinow. Chicago, 201 pp., £17.50, October 1999, 0 226 70150 6

John Lanchester

Set in Darkness by Ian Rankin. Orion, 415 pp., £16.99, February 2000, 0 7528 2129 6

Charles Simic

Four Poems

Christopher Hitchens

Ravelstein by Saul Bellow. Viking, 254 pp., £16.99, April 2000, 0 670 89131 2

Peter Clarke

Stafford Cripps: A Political Life by Simon Burgess. Gollancz, 374 pp., £25, November 1999, 0 575 06565 6

Mary Beard

The Dons by Noël Annan. HarperCollins, 357 pp., £17.99, November 1999, 0 00 257074 2
A Man of Contradictions: A Life of A.L.Rowse by Richard Ollard. Allen Lane, 368 pp., £20, October 1999, 0 7139 9353 7

K.D. Reynolds

Power and Place: The Political Consequences of King Edward VII by Simon Heffer. Weidenfeld, 342 pp., £20, August 1998, 9780297842200
A Spirit Undaunted: The Political Role of George VI by Robert Rhodes James. Little, Brown, 368 pp., £22.50, November 1998, 0 316 64765 9

E.S. Turner

An Innkeeper's Diary by John Fothergill. Faber, 278 pp., £23.95, January 2000, 0 571 15014 4

Raymond Friel

Poem: ‘Trebarwith Strand’

Anna Vaux

The Impossibility of Sex by Susie Orbach. Allen Lane, 216 pp., £16.99, May 1999, 0 7139 9307 3

Glyn Maxwell

Poem: ‘Trapped in Miss America’s Boudoir’

Richard Lloyd Parry

A Good Place to Die by James Buchan. Harvill, 343 pp., £10.99, September 1999, 1 86046 648 6

Daniel Soar

The Pillar of Fire by Nikolai Gumilev, translated by Richard McKane. Anvil, 252 pp., £12.95, August 1999, 0 85646 310 8

Dennis O’Driscoll

Killing Time by Simon Armitage. Faber, 52 pp., £6.99, December 1999, 0 571 20360 4
Short and Sweet: 101 Very Short Poems edited by Simon Armitage. Faber, 112 pp., £4.99, October 1999, 9780571200016

C.K. Stead

Diary: truth and autobiographies

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