Vol. 28 No. 11 · 8 June 2006

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Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq by Michael Gordon and Bernard Trainor. Atlantic, 603 pp., £25, March 2006, 1 84354 352 4


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What the neighbours are up to

James Meek

Enemy Combatant: A British Muslim’s Journey to Guantánamo and Back by Moazzam Begg and Victoria Brittain. Free Press, 395 pp., £18.99, February 2006, 0 7432 8567 0

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James Wood

Theft: A Love Story by Peter Carey. Faber, 269 pp., £16.99, June 2006, 0 571 23147 0

Mark Rudman

Poem: ‘Casino in Small C’

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The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil and In Persuasion Nation by George Saunders. Bloomsbury, 358 pp., £10.99, June 2006, 0 7475 8221 1

Peter Campbell

At the Scuderie del Quirinale: Antonello da Messina

Stephen Sedley

Towards a Right to Privacy

John Lanchester

Short Cuts: cricket’s slanging matches

Alain Supiot

The Condition of France

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘The Da Vinci Code’

David Coward

Bad Faith: A Forgotten History of Family and Fatherland by Carmen Callil. Cape, 614 pp., £20, April 2006, 0 224 07810 0

Terry Eagleton

Marcel Mauss: A Biography by Marcel Fournier, translated by Jane Marie Todd. Princeton, 442 pp., £22.95, January 2006, 0 691 11777 2

Martin Jay

Karl Jaspers, a Biography: Navigations in Truth by Suzanne Kirkbright. Yale, 352 pp., £25, November 2004, 0 300 10242 9

Don Paterson

Poem: ‘Three Versions from Rilke’s ‘Sonnets to Orpheus’’

Tom Shippey

The Anglo-Saxon Library by Michael Lapidge. Oxford, 407 pp., £65, January 2006, 0 19 926722 7

Gillian Darley

Diary: John Evelyn and his gardens

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