Vol. 31 No. 10 · 28 May 2009

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

John Lanchester

It’s Finished

Letters

Anthony Byrne, Ron Haggart, David Cobham, Joe Palmer, Thom Townsend, Tor Krever, Fidel Geraldino, Kenneth Griffiths, John Moore

David Runciman

The Wikipedia Revolution by Andrew Lih. Aurum, 252 pp., £14.99, March 2009, 978 1 84513 473 0

Charles Nicholl

The Lost City of Z by David Grann. Simon and Schuster, 339 pp., £16.99, February 2009, 978 1 84737 436 3

Daniel Soar

Short Cuts: on @

August Kleinzahler

And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks by Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. Penguin, 214 pp., £20, November 2008, 978 1 84614 164 5

Peter Campbell

At Dulwich Picture Gallery: Sickert’s Venetian Pictures

Thomas Jones

The Manual of Detection by Jedediah Berry. Heinemann, 278 pp., £14.99, March 2009, 978 0 434 01945 8

Susan Pedersen

Birth Control, Sex and Marriage in Britain 1918-60 by Kate Fisher. Oxford, 294 pp., £24, May 2008, 978 0 19 954460 8
For Their Own Good: The Transformation of English Working-Class Health Culture, 1880-1970 by Lucinda McCray Beier. Ohio State, 409 pp., £64.95, October 2008, 978 0 8142 1094 9

Allan Gibbard

Moral Dimensions: Permissibility, Meaning, Blame by T.M. Scanlon. Harvard, 247 pp., £19.95, September 2008, 978 0 674 03178 4

Don Paterson

Poem: ‘The Bathysphere’

Eric Hershberg

Cuba in the American Imagination: Metaphor and the Imperial Ethos by Louis Pérez. North Carolina, 333 pp., £32.95, August 2008, 978 0 8078 3216 5
Cuba in Revolution: A History since the 1950s by Antoni Kapcia. Reaktion, 208 pp., £15.95, September 2008, 978 1 86189 402 1

Anne Enright

Diary: A Writer’s Life

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