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Vol. 25 No. 13 · 10 July 2003

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Anne Barton

England’s Elizabeth: An Afterlife in Fame and Fantasy by Michael Dobson and Nicola J. Watson. Oxford, 348 pp., £19.99, November 2002, 0 19 818377 1

Letters

Marjorie Enders, David Craig, Sarah Hutton, S. Daniel, Lorna Scott Fox, Garth Eaglesfield, Laura Spira, Roger Lancaster, Stanley Plotkin, Edward Hooper, Jan van Luxemburg, George Kramer, Marc Hudson, Rachel Foxley

James Davidson

From Cyrus to Alexander: A History of the Persian Empire by Pierre Briant, translated by Peter Daniels. Eisenbrauns, 1196 pp., $79.50, January 2002, 1 57506 031 0
Ancient Persia from 550 BC to 650 AD: reissue by Josef Wiesehöfer, translated by Azizeh Azodi. Tauris, 332 pp., £35, April 2001, 1 85043 999 0

David Runciman

Politicians in a Fix

Sarah Maguire

Two Poems

Alan Bennett

Story: ‘‘Two in Torquay’’

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: mobile phones

John Upton

Feasting on Power

Andy Beckett

Panorama: Fifty Years of Pride And Paranoia by Richard Lindley. Politico’s, 404 pp., £18.99, September 2002, 1 902301 80 3
The Harder Path: The Autobiography by John Birt. Time Warner, 532 pp., £20, October 2002, 0 316 86019 0

Amit Chaudhuri

Poem: ‘How do you fight this monster?’

Art Spiegelman

‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episode 8: the comic continues

Blair Worden

Which play was performed at the Globe Theatre on 7 February 1601?

Simon Walker

Arthurian Myths and Alchemy: The Kingship of Edward IV by Jonathan Hughes. Sutton, 354 pp., £30, October 2002, 0 7509 1994 9

Nicholas Penny

Manet/Velázquez: The French Taste for Spanish Painting by Gary Tinterow and Geneviève Lacambre et al. Yale, 592 pp., £50, March 2003, 0 300 09880 4

Valerie Curtis and Alison Jolly

Wild Health: How Animals Keep Themselves Well and What We Can Learn from Them by Cindy Engel. Weidenfeld, 276 pp., £20, January 2003, 0 297 64684 2

Daniel Soar

Erasure by Percival Everett. Faber, 294 pp., £14.99, March 2003, 0 571 21588 2

Barry Schwabsky

At Tate Britain: Bridget Riley

George O’Brien

The Speckled People by Hugo Hamilton. Fourth Estate, 298 pp., £15.99, February 2003, 0 00 714805 4

John Lanchester

Diary: Unbelievable Blair

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