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Vol. 27 No. 1 · 6 January 2005

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Alan Bennett

Diary: What I did in 2004

Letters

Helen Cooper, Avi Shlaim, Asher de Bentolila Tlalim, Jacqueline Rose, John Birtwhistle, Charles Glass, James Tiles

Michael Byers

Impacts of a Warming Arctic: Arctic Climate Impact Assessment  Cambridge, 139 pp., £19.99, February 2005, 0 521 61778 2

Tim Flannery

Coal: A Human History by Barbara Freese. Heinemann, 320 pp., £12.99, February 2004, 0 434 01333 1

Neal Ascherson

Is this to be the story?

Uri Avnery

The Boss Has Gone Crazy

Frank Kermode

William Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’ directed by Michael Radford.December 2004

Michael Wood

In Search of Lost Time: Vol. I: The Way by Swann’s by Marcel Proust, edited by Christopher Prendergast, translated by Lydia Davis. Penguin, 496 pp., £8.99, October 2003, 0 14 118031 5
In Search of Lost Time: Vol.II: In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower by Marcel Proust, edited by Christopher Prendergast, translated by James Grieve. Penguin, 576 pp., £8.99, October 2003, 0 14 118032 3
In Search of Lost Time: Vol. III: The Guermantes Way by Marcel Proust, edited by Christopher Prendergast, translated by Mark Treharne. Penguin, 640 pp., £8.99, October 2003, 0 14 118033 1
In Search of Lost Time: Vol. IV: Sodom and Gomorrah by Marcel Proust, edited by Christopher Prendergast, translated by John Sturrock. Penguin, 576 pp., £8.99, October 2003, 9780141180342
In Search of Lost Time: Vol. V: ‘The Prisoner’ and ‘The Fugitive’ by Marcel Proust, edited by Christopher Prendergast, translated by Carol Clark and Peter Collier. Penguin, 720 pp., £8.99, October 2003, 0 14 118035 8
In Search of Lost Time: Vol. VI: Finding Time Again by Marcel Proust, edited by Christopher Prendergast, translated by Ian Patterson. Penguin, 400 pp., £8.99, October 2003, 0 14 118036 6
The Proust Project edited by André Aciman. Farrar, Straus, 224 pp., $25, November 2004, 0 374 23832 4

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: escaping from Colditz

Theo Tait

I am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe. Cape, 676 pp., £20, November 2004, 0 224 07486 5

Dinah Birch

Pinkerton’s Sister by Peter Rushforth. Scribner, 729 pp., £18.99, September 2004, 0 7432 5235 7

Jorie Graham

Two Poems

Eleanor Birne

My Ear at His Heart: Reading My Father by Hanif Kureishi. Faber, 198 pp., £12.99, September 2004, 0 571 22403 2

Peter Campbell

At the Whitechapel: ‘Faces in the Crowd: Picturing Modern Life from Manet to Today’

Miles Taylor

Wellington’s Smallest Victory: The Duke, the Model Maker and the Secret of Waterloo by Peter Hofschröer. Faber, 324 pp., £14.99, April 2004, 0 571 21768 0

Federico Varese

Berlusconi’s Shadow: Crime, Justice and the Pursuit of Power by David Lane. Allen Lane, 336 pp., £18.99, August 2004, 0 7139 9787 7
Silvio Berlusconi: Television, Power and Patrimony by Paul Ginsborg. Verso, 189 pp., £16, June 2004, 1 84467 000 7

Adrian Woolfson

Mutants: On the Form, Varieties and Errors of the Human Body by Armand Marie Leroi. HarperCollins, 431 pp., £20, May 2004, 0 00 257113 7
Jacob’s Ladder: The History of the Human Genome by Henry Gee. Fourth Estate, 272 pp., £20, March 2004, 1 84115 734 1

Christopher Turner

Diary: the controversial Alfred Kinsey

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