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Vol. 31 No. 13 · 9 July 2009

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Rory Stewart

The Irresistible Illusion

Letters

Frank Grace, Nora Crook, Chris Weeks, Mike Mosher, Robert Lumley, Moshé Machover, Nigel Gould-Davies, Peter Green, Harry Stopes

Christopher Caldwell

Le Monde selon K. by Pierre Péan. Fayard, 331 pp., €19, February 2009, 978 2 213 64372 4

Robin Robertson

Poem: ‘Pentheus and Dionysus’

Tim Parks

Bitter Spring: A Life of Ignazio Silone by Stanislao Pugliese. Farrar, Straus, 426 pp., $35, June 2009, 978 0 374 11348 3

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘North by Northwest’

Glen Newey

Philosophy and Real Politics by Raymond Geuss. Princeton, 116 pp., £11.95, October 2008, 978 0 691 13788 9

Rosemarie Bodenheimer

George Gissing: A Life by Paul Delany. Phoenix, 444 pp., £14.99, February 2009, 978 0 7538 2573 0

Daniel Finn

Short Cuts: Tax Havens

Thomas Jones

The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. Virago, 501 pp., £16.99, June 2009, 978 1 84408 601 6

Sam Thompson

Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower. Granta, 238 pp., £10.99, April 2009, 978 1 84708 048 6

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

The Oxford Handbook of Case edited by Andrej Malchukov and Andrew Spencer. Oxford, 928 pp., £85, November 2008, 978 0 19 920647 6

Tom Shippey

Blood and Mistletoe: The History of the Druids in Britain by Ronald Hutton. Yale, 491 pp., £30, May 2009, 978 0 300 14485 7

Peter Campbell

In an Empty Room: Paintings without People

Caroline Walker Bynum

The Natural and the Supernatural in the Middle Ages by Robert Bartlett. Cambridge, 170 pp., £17.99, April 2008, 978 0 521 70255 3

Clancy Martin

Diary: My Life as a Drunk

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