Vol. 27 No. 24 · 15 December 2005

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Vol. 27 No. 24 · 15 December 2005

Julian Barnes

Georges Braque: A Life by Alex Danchev. Hamish Hamilton, 440 pp., £35, May 2005, 0 241 14078 1
Landscape in Provence 1750-1920  Montréal Musée des Beaux Arts
Derain: The London Paintings  Courtauld Institute

Letters

Jung Chang & Jon Halliday, Andrew Nathan, Valentin Lyubarsky, Simon Cockshutt, Editors, ‘London Review’

Robin Robertson

Two Poems

Liam McIlvanney

The Door by Magda Szabó, translated by Len Rix. Harvill Secker, 262 pp., £15.99, October 2005, 1 84343 193 9

Ilan Pappe

The Disappointing Trajectory of Amir Peretz

Bruce Cumings

Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty by Bradley Martin. Dunne, 868 pp., $29.95, October 2004, 0 312 32221 6
Rogue Regime: Kim Jong Il and the Looming Threat of North Korea by Jasper Becker. Oxford, 300 pp., £16.99, November 2004, 9780195170443

Henry Day

The Hall of a Thousand Columns: Hindustan to Malabar with Ibn Battutah by Tim Mackintosh-Smith. Murray, 333 pp., £20, March 2005, 0 7195 6225 2

Maurice Keen

A Knight’s Own Book of Chivalry by Geoffroi de Charny, translated by Elspeth Kennedy. Pennsylvania, 117 pp., £10, May 2005, 0 8122 1909 0
The Master of Game: The Oldest English Book on Hunting by Edward, Duke of York. Pennsylvania, 302 pp., £14.50, September 2005, 0 8122 1937 6

Tony Harrison

Poem: ‘Fireguard’

Rosemary Hill

Miss Angel: The Art and World of Angelica Kauffman by Angelica Goodden. Pimlico, 389 pp., £17.99, September 2005, 1 84413 758 9

Peter Campbell

Short Cuts: the Regent Street lights

Susan Eilenberg

All the Poems by Muriel Spark. Carcanet, 130 pp., £9.95, October 2004, 9781857547733
The Finishing School by Muriel Spark. Penguin, 156 pp., £6.99, April 2005, 9780141005980

Michael Hofmann

Selected Poems by Adam Zagajewski, translated by Clare Cavanagh, Renata Gorczynski, Benjamin Ivry and C.K. Williams. Faber, 173 pp., £12.99, October 2004, 0 571 22425 3
A Defence of Ardour: Essays by Adam Zagajewski. Farrar, Straus, 198 pp., $14, October 2005, 0 374 52988 4

Adam Mars-Jones

Plat du Jour by Matthew Herbert. Accidental

Daniel Soar

At Tate Modern: Jeff Wall

Hugh Pennington

Don’t pick your nose

Tim Flannery

Dancing with Strangers: The True History of the Meeting of the British First Fleet and the Aboriginal Australians 1788 by Inga Clendinnen. Canongate, 322 pp., £16.99, August 2005, 1 84195 616 3

Jenny Diski

Diary: The Je Ne Sais Quoi

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