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Vol. 28 No. 24 · 14 December 2006

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Vol. 28 No. 24 · 14 December 2006

John Lanchester

Conrad and Lady Black: Dancing on the Edge by Tom Bower. Harper, 436 pp., £20, November 2006, 0 00 723234 9

Letters

Donald Jowett, John Black, Sandor Vaci, David Craig, Malcolm Deas, Isobel Grundy, Sabah Salih, David Wootton, Steven Shapin, Kim Phillips-Fein, Peter Lewis, John Sabapathy, Brian Tilbury, Adam Thorpe

Ian Hacking

Strange Harvest: Organ Transplants, Denatured Bodies and the Transformed Self by Lesley Sharp. California, 307 pp., £15.95, October 2006, 0 520 24786 8

Peter Mair

Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance by Ian Buruma. Atlantic, 278 pp., £12.99, October 2006, 1 84354 319 2

Hugh Pennington

Lethal Specks

John Bossy

Christopher Marlowe: Poet and Spy by Park Honan. Oxford, 421 pp., £25, October 2005, 0 19 818695 9

Colin Kidd

1715: The Great Jacobite Rebellion by Daniel Szechi. Yale, 351 pp., £25, June 2006, 0 300 11100 2

Paul Myerscough

At the Coppermill: Simply Botiful

Lorna Scott Fox

The Feminisation of Chile

John Stammers

Poem: ‘Black Dog’

Paul Laity

Short Cuts: Hanging out at River Cottage HQ

Gary Indiana

Lust for Life: On the Writings of Kathy Acker edited by Amy Scholder, Carla Harryman and Avital Ronell. Verso, 120 pp., £10.99, May 2006, 9781844670666

Thomas Jones

The Foreign Correspondent by Alan Furst. Weidenfeld, 278 pp., £12.99, November 2006, 0 297 84829 1

Stefan Collini

The Life of Kingsley Amis by Zachary Leader. Cape, 996 pp., £25, November 2006, 0 224 06227 1

Helen Cooper

John Skelton and Poetic Authority: Defining the Liberty to Speak by Jane Griffiths. Oxford, 213 pp., £50, February 2006, 9780199273607

Tom Lowenstein

Poem: ‘Conversation with Murasaki’

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘The Prestige’

Simon Schaffer

Pierre Simon Laplace 1749-1827: A Determined Scientist by Roger Hahn. Harvard, 310 pp., £21.95, November 2005, 0 674 01892 3

Mary Beard

Diary: set in Tunisia

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