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Vol. 30 No. 3 · 7 February 2008

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Vol. 30 No. 3 · 7 February 2008

Charles Nicholl

The Fox and the Flies: The World of Joseph Silver, Racketeer and Psychopath by Charles van Onselen. Cape, 672 pp., £20, April 2007, 978 0 224 07929 7

Letters

Augustus Young, Andreas Wesemann, W.G. Runciman, George Poles, Michael Goldsmith, Sean Gallagher, John Sutherland, Philip Booth

David Runciman

The British Constitution by Anthony King. Oxford, 432 pp., £25, November 2007, 978 0 19 923232 1

Jeremy Harding

Praised Be Our Lords: The Autobiography by Régis Debray, translated by John Howe. Verso, 328 pp., £19.99, April 2007, 978 1 84467 140 3

Henry Siegman

Gaza’s Future

Jonathan Raban

We Are Now Beginning Our Descent by James Meek. Canongate, 295 pp., £16.99, February 2008, 978 1 84195 988 7

John Kerrigan

Louis MacNeice: Collected Poems edited by Peter McDonald. Faber, 836 pp., £30, January 2007, 978 0 571 21574 4
Louis MacNeice: Selected Poems edited by Michael Longley. Faber, 160 pp., £12.99, April 2007, 978 0 571 23381 6
I Crossed the Minch by Louis MacNeice. Polygon, 253 pp., £9.99, September 2007, 978 1 84697 014 6
The Strings Are False: An Unfinished Autobiography by Louis MacNeice, edited by E.R. Dodds. Faber, 288 pp., £9.99, September 2007, 978 0 571 23942 9

Frank Kermode

TheComplete Works of W.H. Auden. Vol. III: Prose, 1949-55 edited by Edward Mendelson. Princeton, 779 pp., £29.95, December 2007, 978 0 691 13326 3

Ferdinand Mount

As I Was Going to St Ives: A Life of Derek Jackson by Simon Courtauld. Michael Russell, 192 pp., £17.50, October 2007, 978 0 85955 311 7

Daniel Soar

Short Cuts: the Arts Council

Peter Thonemann

Intellect and Character in Victorian England: Mark Pattison and the Invention of the Don by H.S. Jones. Cambridge, 285 pp., £50, June 2007, 978 0 521 87605 6

Craig Clunas

Journey to the East: The Jesuit Mission to China, 1579-1724 by Liam Matthew Brockey. Harvard, 496 pp., £22.95, March 2007, 978 0 674 02448 9

Peter Campbell

At the Royal Academy: From Russia

Eamon Duffy

Rolling Back the Reformation

Steven Shapin

Matters of Exchange: Commerce, Medicine and Science in the Dutch Golden Age by Harold Cook. Yale, 562 pp., £25, April 2007, 978 0 300 11796 7

Frank Close

Travelling at the Speed of Thought: Einstein and the Quest for Gravitational Waves by Daniel Kennefick. Princeton, 319 pp., £19.95, May 2007, 978 0 691 11727 0

Jean de La Fontaine, translated by Gordon Pirie

Poem: ‘The Eagle and the Beetle’

Lara Pawson

Poisoned Wells: The Dirty Politics of African Oil by Nicholas Shaxson. Palgrave, 280 pp., £15.99, May 2007, 978 1 4039 7194 4
Oil Wars edited by Mary Kaldor, Terry Lynn Karl and Yahia Said. Pluto, 294 pp., £17.99, March 2008, 978 0 7453 2478 4
Untapped: The Scramble for Africa’s Oil by John Ghazvinian. Harcourt Brace, 320 pp., $25, April 2007, 978 0 15 101138 4

Alison Light

Diary: In Portsmouth

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