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Vol. 31 No. 18 · 24 September 2009

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Vol. 31 No. 18 · 24 September 2009

Gareth Peirce

The Framing of al-Megrahi

Letters

George Haycock, Nick Holdstock, Stephen Sedley, Tim Gallwey, Colin Lovelace, Simon Darragh, Geoffrey Goodman, Kjartan Páll Sveinsson

Ross McKibbin

Will we notice when the Tories have won?

Jeremy Harding

Letters from Barcelona: An American Woman in Revolution and Civil War edited by Gerd-Rainer Horn. Palgrave, 209 pp., £50, February 2009, 978 0 230 52739 3
War Is Beautiful: An American Ambulance Driver in the Spanish Civil War by James Neugass. New Press, 314 pp., £16.99, November 2008, 978 1 59558 427 4
We Saw Spain Die: Foreign Correspondents in the Spanish Civil War by Paul Preston. Constable, 525 pp., £9.99, June 2009, 978 1 84529 946 0

August Kleinzahler

Poem: ‘When the Barocco’

Ferdinand Mount

The Last Englishman: The Double Life of Arthur Ransome by Roland Chambers. Faber, 390 pp., £20, August 2009, 978 0 571 22261 2

Hilary Mantel

Fires of Faith: Catholic England under Mary Tudor by Eamon Duffy. Yale, 249 pp., £19.99, June 2009, 978 0 300 15216 6

Terry Eagleton

On the Origin of Stories: Evolution, Cognition and Fiction by Brian Boyd. Harvard, 540 pp., £25.95, May 2009, 978 0 674 03357 3

John Pemble

Who Were the Rich? A Biographical Directory of British Wealth-Holders. Vol. I: 1809-39 by William Rubinstein. Social Affairs Unit, 516 pp., £20, May 2009, 978 1 904863 39 7

Richard Fortey

Bugs and the Victorians by J.F.M. Clark. Yale, 322 pp., £25, June 2009, 978 0 300 15091 9

Michael Wood

Short Cuts: Delete!

Boris Fishman

Cockroach by Rawi Hage. Hamish Hamilton, 305 pp., £14.99, June 2009, 978 0 241 14444 2

Stephanie Burt

Chronic: Poems by D.A. Powell. Graywolf, 79 pp., $20, February 2009, 978 1 55597 516 6

Michael Kulikowski

428 AD: An Ordinary Year at the End of the Roman Empire by Giusto Traina, translated by Allan Cameron. Princeton, 203 pp., £16.95, May 2009, 978 0 691 13669 1

Peter Campbell

In the Country

Roy Mayall

Diary: A Postman Speaks

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