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Vol. 31 No. 9 · 14 May 2009

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Colm Tóibín

Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell edited by Thomas Travisano and Saskia Hamilton. Faber, 875 pp., £40, November 2008, 978 0 571 24308 2

Letters

Kate Brayshay, Christopher Jenkins, Jonathan Bell, Noah Green, Miranda Weir, Catherine Buck

Gareth Peirce

‘Make sure you say that you were treated properly’

Tony Wood

The Murder List

Adam Shatz

Kill Khalid: The Failed Mossad Assassination of Khalid Mishal and the Rise of Hamas by Paul McGeough. Quartet, 477 pp., £25, May 2009, 978 0 7043 7157 6

Jeremy Harding

Islam and the Armies of Mammon

Andrew O’Hagan

Short Cuts: Susan Boyle

Jenny Turner

Make Do and Mend: Keeping Family and Home Afloat on War Rations  Michael O’Mara, 160 pp., £9.99, September 2007, 978 1 84317 265 9
The Thrifty Cookbook: 476 Ways to Eat Well with Leftovers by Kate Colquhoun. Bloomsbury, 256 pp., £14.99, April 2009, 978 0 7475 9704 9
The Thrift Book: Live Well and Spend Less by India Knight. Fig Tree, 272 pp., £14.99, November 2008, 978 1 905490 37 0
Jamie’s Ministry of Food: Anyone Can Learn to Cook in 24 Hours by Jamie Oliver. Michael Joseph, 359 pp., £25, October 2008, 978 0 7181 4862 1
Eating for Victory: Healthy Home Front Cooking on War Rations  Michael O’Mara, 160 pp., £9.99, September 2007, 978 1 84317 264 2

Peter Campbell

At the National Portrait Gallery: Gerhard Richter

Sheila Fitzpatrick

The People’s Artist: Prokofiev’s Soviet Years by Simon Morrison. Oxford, 491 pp., £18.99, November 2008, 978 0 19 518167 8

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Let the Right One In’

Frank Kermode

Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall by Kazuo Ishiguro. Faber, 221 pp., £14.99, May 2009, 978 0 571 24498 0

Helen Deutsch

Hester: The Remarkable Life of Dr Johnson’s ‘Dear Mistress’ by Ian McIntyre. Constable, 450 pp., £25, November 2008, 978 1 84529 449 6

John Kinsella

Poem: ‘Yellow’

Jonathan Steele

Diary: in Transdniestria

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