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Vol. 31 No. 11 · 11 June 2009

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Andrew O’Hagan

A Car of One’s Own

Letters

Oliver Rivers, Graham Brown, Francis Wilkinson, John Lanchester, Karla Mallette, Izzud-Din Pal, Matthias Tomczak, Bob Hall, Matt Fretton, James Watt, Pat Harvey

David Morley

Poem: ‘From ‘Fresh Water’’

Peter Campbell

At the National Portrait Gallery: 273 Fabiolas

Jonathan Raban

Trouble at the Fees Office

August Kleinzahler

Poem: ‘How Many Times’

Patrick Cockburn

Return to Afghanistan

Charles Glass

1948: A Soldier’s Tale, the Bloody Road to Jerusalem by Uri Avnery, translated by Christopher Costello. Oneworld, 398 pp., £12.99, October 2008, 978 1 85168 629 2
Israel’s Vicious Circle by Uri Avnery and Sara Powell. Pluto, 230 pp., £15, July 2008, 978 0 7453 2823 2

Michael Wood

An Oresteia translated by Anne Carson. Faber, 255 pp., $27, March 2009, 978 0 86547 902 9

Stephanie Burt

Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney by Dennis O’Driscoll. Faber, 524 pp., £22.50, November 2008, 978 0 571 24252 8
The Cambridge Companion to Seamus Heaney edited by Bernard O’Donoghue. Cambridge, 239 pp., £45, December 2008, 978 0 521 54755 0

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: Politicians’ Spouses

Jenny Turner

Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi by Geoff Dyer. Canongate, 295 pp., £12.99, April 2009, 978 1 84767 270 4

Nikil Saval

Lowboy by John Wray. Canongate, 258 pp., £12.99, March 2009, 978 1 84767 151 6

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Synecdoche, New York’

Mark Kishlansky

The English Civil Wars 1640-60 by Blair Worden. Weidenfeld, 192 pp., £12.99, January 2009, 978 0 297 84888 2

Simon Adams

Burghley: William Cecil at the Court of Elizabeth I by Stephen Alford. Yale, 412 pp., £25, May 2008, 978 0 300 11896 4

Hilary Mantel

Diary: On Being a Social Worker

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