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Vol. 25 No. 1 · 2 January 2003

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Alan Bennett

Secrets are best kept by those who have no sense of humour

Letters

Bruce Clunies Ross, Richard Davies, Jeremy Hawthorn, R.B. Russell, Rex Winsbury, Joanna Griffiths, Alex Smith, Michael Fry

Hilary Mantel

Giving up the Ghost

Stephen Sedley

No More Victors’ Justice?

Ian Jack

Sober Men and True: Sailor Lives in the Royal Navy 1900-45 by Christopher McKee. Harvard, 285 pp., £19.95, May 2002, 0 674 00736 0
Rule Britannia: The Victorian and Edwardian Navy by Peter Padfield. Pimlico, 246 pp., £12.50, August 2002, 0 7126 6834 9

Tom Paulin

Poem: ‘On Being Dealt the Anti-Semitic Card’

Mary-Kay Wilmers

Short Cuts: remembering D.A.N. Jones

Barbara Everett

A Dreame of Passion

Kathleen Jamie

Two Poems

Christopher de Bellaigue

The Martyrdom of Hossein Kharrazi

Peter Campbell

At the British Museum: Dürer

Andrew O’Hagan

I Don't Want to Fight by Lulu. Time Warner, 326 pp., £17.99, October 2002, 0 316 86169 3
Billy by Pamela Stephenson. HarperCollins, 400 pp., £6.99, July 2002, 0 00 711092 8
Just for the Record by Geri Halliwell. Ebury, 221 pp., £17.99, September 2002, 0 09 188655 4
Learning to Fly by Victoria Beckham. Penguin, 528 pp., £6.99, July 2002, 0 14 100394 4
Right from the Start by Gareth Gates. Virgin, 80 pp., £9.99, September 2002, 1 85227 914 1
Honest by Ulrika Jonsson. Sidgwick, 417 pp., £16.99, October 2002, 0 283 07367 5

Jeremy Harding

Madcap: The Half-Life of Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd’s Lost Genius by Tim Willis. Short Books, 175 pp., £12.99, October 2002, 1 904095 24 0

Dan Jacobson

Way Up Way Out by Harold Strachan. David Philip, 176 pp., £6.99, July 2002, 0 86486 355 1

Benjamin Markovits

Shroud by John Banville. Picador, 408 pp., £16.99, September 2002, 0 330 48315 3

Alison Jolly

Diary: Among Lemurs

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