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Vol. 31 No. 19 · 8 October 2009

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Vol. 31 No. 19 · 8 October 2009

Stephen Sedley

The New British Constitution by Vernon Bogdanor. Hart, 319 pp., £45, June 2009, 978 1 84113 671 4

Letters

Benedict Birnberg, Alan Harvie, Mark Amadeus Notturno, Granville Williams, Julian Preece, Sylvia McLain, Harry Stopes, Derek Robinson, Petter Næss, Stephen Richards, Geoffrey Elliott

James Wood

The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt. Chatto, 617 pp., £20, May 2009, 978 0 7011 8389 9

Frank Kermode

Summertime by J.M. Coetzee. Harvill Secker, 266 pp., £17.99, August 2009, 978 1 84655 318 9

Roger Southall

South Africa’s Brave New World: The Beloved Country since the End of Apartheid by R.W. Johnson. Allen Lane, 701 pp., £25, April 2009, 978 0 7139 9538 1

R.F. Langley

Poem: ‘Practical Myth-Making’

Colin Burrow

‘The Testament of Cresseid’ and ‘Seven Fables’ by Robert Henryson, translated by Seamus Heaney. Faber, 183 pp., £12.99, June 2009, 978 0 571 24928 2

Wendy Doniger

The Mahabharata translated by John Smith. Penguin, 834 pp., £16.99, May 2009, 978 0 14 044681 4

Bridget Riley

At the End of My Pencil

Julian Bell

Splendours and Miseries of the Brain: Love, Creativity and the Quest for Human Happiness by Semir Zeki. Wiley-Blackwell, 234 pp., £16.99, November 2008, 978 1 4051 8557 8
Neuroarthistory: From Aristotle and Pliny to Baxandall and Zeki by John Onians. Yale, 225 pp., £18.99, February 2008, 978 0 300 12677 8
Echo Objects: The Cognitive Work of Images by Barbara Maria Stafford. Chicago, 281 pp., £20.50, November 2008, 978 0 226 77052 9

Andrew O’Hagan

K Blows Top by Peter Carlson. Old Street, 327 pp., £9.99, July 2009, 978 1 905847 30 3

John Lanchester

Short Cuts: Caster Semenya

Tom Nairn

Marching to the Fault Line: The 1984 Miners’ Strike and the Death of Industrial Britain by Francis Beckett and David Hencke. Constable, 303 pp., £18.99, February 2009, 978 1 84901 025 2
Shafted: The Media, the Miners’ Strike and the Aftermath edited by Granville Williams. Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom, 176 pp., £9.99, March 2009, 978 1 898240 05 1

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘District 9’

James C. Scott

Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin. Metropolitan, 416 pp., $27.50, June 2009, 978 0 8050 8236 4

Peter Campbell

At the Natural History Museum: The Darwin Centre

Jenny Diski

Family Newspapers?: Sex, Private Life and the British Popular Press 1918-78 by Adrian Bingham. Oxford, 298 pp., £55, February 2009, 978 0 19 927958 6

Robin Blackburn

Diary: In Haiti

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