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Vol. 27 No. 8 · 21 April 2005

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

David Runciman

Restoring Responsibility: Ethics in Government, Business and Healthcare by Dennis Thompson. Cambridge, 349 pp., £16.99, November 2004, 0 521 54722 9
NHS plc: The Privatisation of Our Healthcare by Allyson Pollock. Verso, 271 pp., £15.99, September 2004, 1 84467 011 2
Brown’s Britain by Robert Peston. Short Books, 369 pp., £14.99, January 2005, 1 904095 67 4

Letters

Martin Schifino, Oliver Streets, Bernard Crick, Christopher Small, Natasha Carver, Alex Simpson, Phil Edwards, Marilyn Francis, Gerrard Roots, Alan Bernheimer, Mike Killingworth, Christopher Prendergast

Colm Tóibín

The Complete Stories by Truman Capote. Random House, 400 pp., $24.95, September 2004, 0 679 64310 9
Too Brief a Treat: The Letters of Truman Capote edited by Gerald Clarke. Random House, 487 pp., $27.95, September 2004, 0 375 50133 9

Retort

Blood for Oil?

Michael Wood

Going Sane by Adam Phillips. Hamish Hamilton, 245 pp., £14.99, February 2005, 0 241 14209 1

Matthew Sweeney

Two Poems

Tessa Hadley

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. Virago, 282 pp., £14.99, April 2005, 1 84408 147 8

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: Basingstoke’s Paisleyite

Frank Kermode

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. Faber, 263 pp., £16.99, March 2005, 0 571 22411 3

John Barrell

The Laughter of Triumph: William Hone and the Fight for a Free Press by Ben Wilson. Faber, 455 pp., £16.99, April 2005, 0 571 22470 9

Hsien Min Toh

Poem: ‘Durians’

R.W. Johnson

Reggie: The Life of Reginald Maudling by Lewis Baston. Sutton, 604 pp., £25, October 2004, 0 7509 2924 3

Peter Campbell

Diary: At Kew

Hugh Pennington

Return of the Black Death: The World’s Greatest Serial Killer by Susan Scott and Christopher Duncan. Wiley, 310 pp., £16.99, May 2004, 0 470 09000 6
The Great Plague: The Story of London’s Most Deadly Year by Lloyd Moote and Dorothy Moote. Johns Hopkins, 357 pp., £19.95, April 2004, 0 8018 7783 0
Plague: The Mysterious Past and Terrifying Future of the World’s Most Dangerous Disease by Wendy Orent. Free Press, 276 pp., £17.99, May 2004, 0 7432 3685 8

Adam Kuper

Clueless

Anne Hollander

Nazi Chic? Fashioning Women in the Third Reich by Irene Guenther. Berg, 499 pp., £17.99, April 2004, 9781859737170
Fashion under Fascism: Beyond the Black Shirt by Eugenia Paulicelli. Berg, 227 pp., £15.99, February 2004, 1 85973 778 1

Eric Hobsbawm

Diary: An Assembly of Ghosts

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