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Vol. 23 No. 5 · 8 March 2001

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Peter Campbell

Hermione Lee

Mysteries of Paris: The Quest for Morton Fullerton by Marion Mainwaring. New England, 327 pp., £23, March 2001, 1 58465 008 7

Letters

Andrew Samuels, Emma Tennant, David Scott, Mike O’Leary, Alexander Urquhart, Tom Paulin, Osman Streater, Mark Mazower, David Edgar, Ruth Murr, Warren Keith Wright, Editor, ‘London Review’

Adrian Woolfson

The Century of the Gene by Evelyn Fox Keller. Harvard, 186 pp., £15.95, October 2000, 0 674 00372 1

Neal Ascherson

D.S. Mirsky: A Russian-English Life 1890-1939 by G.S. Smith. Oxford, 398 pp., £65, June 2000, 0 19 816006 2

Adam Phillips

Bertrand Russell 1921-70: The Ghost of Madness by Ray Monk. Cape, 574 pp., £25, October 2000, 0 224 05172 5

James Wood

Pure Pleasure: A Guide to the 20th Century’s Most Enjoyable Books by John Carey. Faber, 173 pp., £6.99, September 2000, 0 571 20448 1

Stefan Collini

England: An Elegy by Roger Scruton. Chatto, 270 pp., £16.99, October 2000, 1 85619 251 2
The Faber Book of Landscape Poetry edited by Kenneth Baker. Faber, 426 pp., £25, October 2000, 0 571 20071 0

Colin Kidd

Enlightenment: Britain and the Creation of the Modern World by Roy Porter. Allen Lane, 728 pp., £25, October 2000, 0 7139 9152 6

August Kleinzahler

Two Poems

Hugh Pennington

Royal Liverpool Children’s Inquiry Report by Michael Redfern and Jean Keeling. Stationery Office, 535 pp., £40, January 2001, 9780102775013
The Inquiry into the Management of Care of Children Receiving Complex Heart Surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary: Interim Report: Removal and Retention of Human Material  Bristol Royal Infirmary, 56 pp., May 2000
Report of the Independent Review Group on the Retention of Organs at Post-Mortem 46 pp., January 2001
The Removal, Retention and Use of Human Organs and Tissue from Post-Mortem Examination  Stationery Office, 48 pp., £16.95, January 2001, 0 11 322532 6

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: New Writing

Stephen Sedley

Questioning Sovereignty: Law, State and Nation in the European Commonwealth by Neil MacCormick. Oxford, 210 pp., £40, October 2000, 0 19 826876 9
Waitangi and Indigenous Rights: Revolution, Law and Legitimation by F.M. Brookfield. Auckland, 253 pp., NZ $39.95, November 1999, 1 86940 184 0

Mark Leier

Canada’s Tibet: The Killing of the Innu by Colin Samson and James Wilson et al. Survival International, 51 pp., £5, November 1999, 0 7567 0419 7
Give Me My Father’s Body: The Life of Minik, the New York Eskimo by Kenn Harper. Profile, 277 pp., £9.99, August 2000, 1 86197 252 0

Christopher Prendergast

Hans Christian Andersen: The Life of a Storyteller by Jackie Wullschlager. Allen Lane, 506 pp., £20, November 2000, 0 7139 9325 1

Frank Kermode

The Body Artist by Don DeLillo. Picador, 124 pp., £13.99, February 2001, 0 330 48495 8

Declan Kiberd

The Hill Bachelors by William Trevor. Viking, 245 pp., £15.99, October 2000, 0 670 89256 4

Peter Campbell

At the Hayward and the British Museum: With Goya and Rembrandt

Claudia Johnson

The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel: From Richardson to George Eliot by Leah Price. Cambridge, 224 pp., £35, September 2000, 0 521 78208 2

Maria Margaronis

Blood-Dark Track: A Family History by Joseph O'Neill. Granta, 338 pp., £16.99, February 2001, 1 86207 288 4

John Ashbery

Poem: ‘The Evening of Greuze’

Peter Nichols

The Loss of the Ship ‘Essex’, Sunk by a Whale by Thomas Nickerson and Owen Chase, edited by Nathaniel Philbrick and Thomas Philbrick et al. Penguin, 231 pp., £7.99, June 2000, 0 14 043796 7

Tobias Jones

Diary: postwar history in Italy

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