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Vol. 25 No. 15 · 7 August 2003

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Ross McKibbin

How to put the politics back into Labour

Letters

Marilyn Bowering, David Rose, Brian Towers, Anthony Summers, Wilhelm Schmid, Michael McManus, Jill Kitson, Brian Winston, Edward Hooper, Martin Staniforth, Charles Glass

August Kleinzahler

Poem: ‘The Bus Barn at Night’

Barbara Everett

Coleridge’s Notebooks: A Selection edited by Seamus Perry. Oxford, 264 pp., £17.99, June 2002, 0 19 871201 4
The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Vol. XVI: Poetical Works I: Poems (Reading Text) edited by J.C.C. Mays. Princeton, 1608 pp., £135, November 2001, 0 691 00483 8
The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Vol. XVI: Poetical Works II: Poems (Variorum Text) edited by J.C.C. Mays. Princeton, 1528 pp., £135, November 2001, 0 691 00484 6
The Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Vol. XVI: Poetical Works III: Plays edited by J.C.C. Mays. Princeton, 1620 pp., £135, November 2001, 0 691 09883 2

Ferdinand Mount

Siegfried Sassoon: The Making of a War Poet 1886-1918 by Jean Moorcroft Wilson. Duckworth, 600 pp., £9.99, September 2002, 0 7156 2894 1
Siegfried Sassoon: The Journey from the Trenches 1918-67 by Jean Moorcroft Wilson. Duckworth, 526 pp., £30, April 2003, 0 7156 2971 9
Sassoon: The Worlds of Philip and Sybil by Peter Stansky. Yale, 295 pp., £25, April 2003, 0 300 09547 3

David Reynolds

Churchill by John Keegan. Weidenfeld, 181 pp., £14.99, November 2002, 0 297 60776 6
Man of the Century: Winston Churchill and His Legend since 1945 by John Ramsden. HarperCollins, 652 pp., £9.99, September 2003, 0 00 653099 0
Clementine Churchill: The Revised and Updated Biography by Mary Soames. Doubleday, 621 pp., £25, September 2002, 0 385 60446 7
Churchill at War 1940-45 by Lord Moran. Constable, 383 pp., £9.99, October 2002, 1 84119 608 8
Churchill’s Cold War: The Politics of Personal Diplomacy by Klaus Larres. Yale, 583 pp., £25, June 2002, 0 300 09438 8

Helen King

Spartan Women by Sarah Pomeroy. Oxford, 198 pp., £45, July 2002, 0 19 513066 9

John Sturrock

Short Cuts: Spun and Unspun

Ingrid Rowland

April Blood: Florence and the Plot against the Medici by Lauro Martines. Cape, 302 pp., £17.99, February 2003, 0 224 06167 4

Art Spiegelman

‘In the Shadow of No Towers’, episode 9: the comic continues

M.F. Burnyeat

The Play of Character in Plato's Dialogues by Ruby Blondell. Cambridge, 452 pp., £55, June 2002, 0 521 79300 9

Michael Peel

Small America

Stanley Uys

Diary: Bush’s Bag

Robert Irwin

The Koran translated by N.J. Dawood. Penguin, 464 pp., £7.99, January 2003, 0 14 044920 5

James Meek

The Hungry Gene: The Science of Fat and the Future of Thin by Ellen Ruppel Shell. Atlantic, 294 pp., £17.99, January 2003, 1 84354 141 6

Peter Campbell

At the British Museum: Medical Curiosities

Benjamin Markovits

Child of My Heart by Alice McDermott. Bloomsbury, 242 pp., £14.99, May 2003, 0 7475 6323 3

James Francken

Finding Myself by Toby Litt. Hamish Hamilton, 425 pp., £14.99, June 2003, 0 241 14155 9

Kathleen Jamie

Diary: Gannets, Whaups, Skuas

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