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Vol. 26 No. 20 · 21 October 2004

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Vol. 26 No. 20 · 21 October 2004

Colm Tóibín

My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots by John Guy. Harper Perennial, 574 pp., £8.99, August 2004, 1 84115 753 8
Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens by Jane Dunn. Harper Perennial, 592 pp., £8.99, March 2004, 9780006531920

Letters

Ilan Pappe, Maurice Vile, Alan Gabbey, Hugh Pennington, Janet L. Nelson, Grant MacLean, Julian Rathbone

David Runciman

Neo-Blairism

John Lanchester

Mind the Gap: The New Class Divide in Britain by Ferdinand Mount. Short Books, 320 pp., £14.99, September 2004, 1 904095 94 1

Ian Sansom

Anthony Powell: A Life by Michael Barber. Duckworth, 338 pp., £20, July 2004, 0 7156 3049 0

Tony Harrison

Two Poems

Christopher Tayler

The Closed Circle by Jonathan Coe. Viking, 433 pp., £17.99, September 2004, 0 670 89254 8

Colin Burrow

Havoc, in Its Third Year by Ronan Bennett. Bloomsbury, 244 pp., £16.99, September 2004, 0 7475 6249 0

Ian Hacking

In Gods We Trust: The Evolutionary Landscape of Religion by Scott Atran. Oxford, 348 pp., £20.99, November 2002, 0 19 514930 0

Jerry Fodor

Kripke: Names, Necessity and Identity by Christopher Hughes. Oxford, 247 pp., £35, January 2004, 0 19 824107 0

Hilary Mantel

Hustling Is Not Stealing: Stories of an African Bar Girl by John Chernoff. Chicago, 480 pp., £16, January 2004, 0 226 10352 8
Exchange Is Not Robbery: More Stories of an African Bar Girl by John Chernoff. Chicago, 425 pp., £16, November 2004, 0 226 10355 2
Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Fourth Estate, 307 pp., £12.99, March 2004, 0 00 717611 2

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: Bob Dylan’s Tall Tales

Chalmers Johnson

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to 10 September 2001 by Steve Coll. Penguin, 695 pp., $29.95, June 2004, 1 59420 007 6

A Security Guard

Diary: Email from Iraq

Jonathan Steele

Doing Well out of War

Robin Robertson

Two Poems

Terry Castle

Wild Girls: Paris, Sappho and Art: The Lives and Loves of Natalie Barney and Romaine Brooks by Diana Souhami. Weidenfeld, 224 pp., £18.99, July 2004, 9780297643869

Nicholas Penny

At the Royal Scottish Academy: The Age of Titian

Adam Phillips

Conversations in Bolzano by Sándor Márai, translated by George Szirtes. Viking, 294 pp., £14.99, November 2004, 0 670 91534 3

James Lasdun

Diary: with the rent-collector

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