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Vol. 24 No. 11 · 6 June 2002

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Peter Campbell

Terry Eagleton

The Forger’s Shadow: How Forgery Changed the Course of Literature by Nick Groom. Picador, 351 pp., £20, April 2002, 9780330374323

Letters

Christopher Lord, Paul Seabright, Jeremy Harding, Tim Andrews, Lisa Taraki, Yoshida Masayuki, Chang-rae Park, Peter Regent, Giancarlo de Vivo, David Miller, Pete Hutton, David Mason, W.S. Milne, Tony Sharpe, Graham Kemp, Rick Osborn, Paul Stephens, Danny Karlin, Michael Ruse

David Runciman

The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace and the Course of History by Philip Bobbitt. Allen Lane, 960 pp., £25, June 2002, 0 7139 9616 1
Reordering the World: The Long-Term Implications of 11 September edited by Mark Leonard. Foreign Policy Centre, 124 pp., £9.95, March 2002, 1 903558 10 7

Tony Harrison

Poem: ‘The Grilling’

John Mullan

Laurence Sterne: A Life by Ian Campbell Ross. Oxford, 512 pp., £25, March 2001, 0 19 212235 5

Ian Gilmour

Ideologies of Conservatism: Conservative Political Ideas in the 20th Century by E.H.H. Green. Oxford, 309 pp., £25, February 2002, 0 19 820593 7
Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World by Margaret Thatcher. HarperCollins, 486 pp., £25, April 2002, 0 00 710752 8

Michael Kammen

Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris. HarperCollins, 772 pp., £25, March 2002, 0 00 217708 0

Colm Tóibín

Janet & Jackie: The Story of a Mother and Her Daughter, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis by Jan Pottker. St Martin’s, 381 pp., $24.95, October 2001, 0 312 26607 3
Mrs Kennedy: The Missing History of the Kennedy Years by Barbara Leaming. Weidenfeld, 389 pp., £20, October 2001, 0 297 64333 9

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: A Quick Bout of Bardiness

Alex Clark

The Hunters: Two Short Novels by Claire Messud. Picador, 181 pp., £12.99, February 2002, 0 330 48814 7

David Goldie

New Selected Letters by Hugh MacDiarmid, edited by Dorian Grieve. Carcanet, 572 pp., £39.95, August 2001, 1 85754 273 8

Dror Wahrman

The Perreaus and Mrs Rudd: Forgery and Betrayal in 18th-Century London by Donna Andrew and Randall McGowen. California, 346 pp., £24.95, November 2001, 0 520 22062 5
The Smart: The True Story of Margaret Caroline Rudd and the Unfortunate Perreau Brothers by Sarah Bakewell. Chatto, 321 pp., £17.99, April 2001, 9780701171094

Edwin Morgan

Poem: ‘Louis Kossuth’

Francis Spufford

Love that Bird

Helen Cooper

Parzival and the Stone from Heaven: A Grail Romance Retold for Our Time by Lindsay Clarke. HarperCollins, 239 pp., £14.99, September 2001, 0 00 710813 3
Merlin and the Grail: ‘Joseph of Arimathea’, ‘Merlin’, ‘Perceval’ The Trilogy of Arthurian Romances Attributed to Robert de Boron translated by Nigel Bryant. Boydell and Brewer, 172 pp., £30, May 2001, 0 85991 616 2
Le Livre du Graal. Tome I: ‘Joseph D’Arimathie’, ‘Merlin’, ‘Les Premiers Faits du Roi Arthur’ edited by Daniel Poirion and Philippe Walter. Gallimard, 1993 pp., £50.95, April 2001, 2 07 011342 6

Peter Campbell

In Venice: Tourist Trouble

Jonathan Lethem

Spider-Man directed by Sam Raimi.May 2002

Kathleen Jamie

Diary: Counting the Cobwebs

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