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Vol. 28 No. 5 · 9 March 2006

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Hilary Mantel

A Lie about My Father by John Burnside. Cape, 324 pp., £12.99, March 2006, 0 224 07487 3

Letters

Christopher Prendergast, Terence Kelly, Evan Riley, Gordon Poole, Ian Birchall, Raymond Clayton, Gerry Harrison, Richard Cummings, J.A. Bosworth

Charles Nicholl

The wind comes up out of nowhere

John Hartley Williams

Poem: ‘On the Money’

Charles Glass

The Secret History of al-Qaida by Abdel Bari Atwan. Saqi, 256 pp., £16.99, February 2006, 0 86356 760 6
Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror by Michael Scheuer. Potomac, 307 pp., £11.95, July 2005, 1 57488 862 5
Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama bin Laden edited by Bruce Lawrence, translated by James Howarth. Verso, 292 pp., £10.99, November 2005, 1 84467 045 7
Osama: The Making of a Terrorist by Jonathan Randal. Tauris, 346 pp., £9.99, October 2005, 1 84511 117 6

John Gardner

Rhetoric and the Rule of Law: A Theory of Legal Reasoning by Neil MacCormick. Oxford, 287 pp., £40, July 2005, 0 19 826878 5

Gerald Dawe

Poem: ‘Points West’

Eric Hobsbawm

J.D. Bernal: The Sage of Science by Andrew Brown. Oxford, 562 pp., £25, November 2005, 0 19 851544 8

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: Cheney’s Cavalier Way with a Shotgun

Theo Tait

Seven Lies by James Lasdun. Cape, 199 pp., £14.99, February 2006, 0 224 07592 6

Terry Eagleton

Archaeologies of the Future: The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions by Fredric Jameson. Verso, 431 pp., £20, September 2005, 1 84467 033 3

Daniel Soar

Remainder by Tom McCarthy. Metronome, 274 pp., £6, October 2005, 2 916262 00 8

David Wootton

At Day’s Close: A History of Nighttime by Roger Ekirch. Weidenfeld, 447 pp., £20, June 2005, 0 297 82992 0
Saving the Daylight: Why We Put the Clocks Forward by David Prerau. Granta, 256 pp., £14.99, October 2005, 1 86207 796 7

Hal Foster

At the Guggenheim: David Smith

Sameer Rahim

The Drift Latitudes by Jamal Mahjoub. Chatto, 202 pp., £14.99, February 2006, 0 7011 7822 1

Maya Jasanoff

The Highly Civilised Man: Richard Burton and the Victorian World by Dane Kennedy. Harvard, 354 pp., £17.95, September 2005, 0 674 01862 1

Ian Sansom

The Man Called Cash: The Life, Love and Faith of an American Legend by Steve Turner. Bloomsbury, 363 pp., £8.99, February 2006, 0 7475 8079 0
Walk the Line directed by James Mangold.November 2005

Tariq Ali

Diary: Libya during the Cartoon Controversy

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