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Vol. 24 No. 8 · 25 April 2002

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Peter Campbell

Richard Poirier

A Small Boy and Others: Memoirs by Henry James. Gibson Square, 217 pp., £9.99, August 2001, 1 903933 00 5

Letters

Hideki Matsuoka, Andrew Makinson, Graham Kemp, Michael Barber, Joseph Nuttgens, Stephen Sedley, Ellis Corbett, Mike Sanders, Bill Patterson, Peter Green, Paul Pfalzner, Evan Whitton, Richard Smyth, Margaret Philip, Eric Rauth, Stephen Holt, Caroline Selai

Anne Carson

Poem: ‘Ode to the Sublime by Monica Vitti’

Thomas Jones

The Child that Books Built: A Memoir of Childhood and Reading by Francis Spufford. Faber, 214 pp., £12.99, April 2002, 0 571 19132 0
A Child’s Book of True Crime: A Novel by Chloe Hooper. Cape, 238 pp., £12.99, February 2002, 0 224 06237 9

Frank Kermode

Family Matters by Rohinton Mistry. Faber, 487 pp., £16.99, April 2002, 0 571 19427 3

Terry Eagleton

I.A. Richards: Selected Works 1919-38 edited by John Constable. Routledge, 595 pp., December 2001, 0 415 21731 8

Peter Campbell

The Rainbow Bridge: Rainbows in Art, Myth and Science by Raymond Lee and Alistair Fraser. Pennsylvania State, 394 pp., £54.95, June 2001, 0 271 01977 8

Rita Giacaman

Diary: From Ramallah

Steven Shapin

Memoirs: A 20th-Century Journey in Science and Politics by Edward Teller and Judith Shoolery. Perseus, 628 pp., £24.99, January 2002, 1 903985 12 9

John Sturrock

Short Cuts: The Evil List

Patrick Collinson

The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village by Eamon Duffy. Yale, 232 pp., £16.95, August 2001, 0 300 09185 0

Bernard Porter

The Long Recessional: The Imperial Life of Rudyard Kipling by David Gilmour. Murray, 351 pp., £22.50, March 2002, 0 7195 5539 6

R.W. Johnson

Diary: Don’t you carry?

Richard Gott

The Oxford History of the British Empire. Vol. I: The Origins of Empire edited by William Roger Louis and Nicholas Canny. Oxford, 533 pp., £14.99, July 2001, 0 19 924676 9
The Oxford History of the British Empire. Vol. II: The 18th Century edited by William Roger Louis and P.J. Marshall. Oxford, 639 pp., £14.99, July 2001, 0 19 924677 7
The Oxford History of the British Empire. Vol. III: The 19th Century edited by William Roger Louis and Andrew Porter. Oxford, 774 pp., £14.99, July 2001, 0 19 924678 5
The Oxford History of the British Empire. Vol. IV: The 20th Century edited by William Roger Louis and Judith Brown. Oxford, 773 pp., £14.99, July 2001, 0 19 924679 3
The Oxford History of the British Empire. Vol. V: Historiography edited by William Roger Louis and Robin Winks. Oxford, 731 pp., £14.99, July 2001, 0 19 924680 7

David Craig

At Tate Britain: Mountain Art

Derek Mahon

Poem: ‘Resistance Days’

Maria Margaronis

May Your Name Be Blessed by Sotiris Dimitriou, translated by Leo Marshall. Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, University of Birmingham, 84 pp., £8, May 2000, 0 7044 2189 5

Jenny Diski

The Girl from the Fiction Department: A Portrait of Sonia Orwell by Hilary Spurling. Hamish Hamilton, 208 pp., £9.99, May 2002, 0 241 14165 6

Jonathan Aaron

Two Poems

David Reynolds

The Real Mrs Miniver by Ysenda Maxtone Graham. Murray, 314 pp., £17.99, November 2001, 0 7195 5541 8
Mrs Miniver by Jan Struther. Virago, 153 pp., £7.99, November 2001, 1 85381 090 8

John Lanchester

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