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Vol. 32 No. 13 · 8 July 2010

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

Jenny Turner

Who Are They?

Letters

Bernard Waites, Don Coles, William Lamont, Mark Etherton, John Crowfoot, Peter Gillman, Editor, ‘London Review’, Sabah Salih, Henry Finlayson, Neil Robinson

Bernard Porter

Listening to Britain: Home Intelligence Reports on Britain’s Finest Hour May-September 1940 edited by Paul Addison and Jeremy Crang. Bodley Head, 492 pp., £18.99, May 2010, 978 1 84792 142 0

Rosemarie Bodenheimer

Charles Dickens by Michael Slater. Yale, 696 pp., £25, September 2009, 978 0 300 11207 8

Jenny Diski

The Arsenic Century: How Victorian Britain Was Poisoned at Home, Work and Play by James Whorton. Oxford, 412 pp., £16.99, January 2010, 978 0 19 957470 4

John Gardner

The Rule of Law by Tom Bingham. Allen Lane, 213 pp., £20, February 2010, 978 1 84614 090 7

John Hartley Williams

Poem: ‘The Kirmes Parade’

Madeleine Reeves

A Weekend in Osh

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: E.O. Wilson’s ‘novel’

Thomas Laqueur

The Empire of Trauma: An Inquiry into the Condition of Victimhood by Didier Fassin and Richard Rechtman, translated by Rachel Gomme. Princeton, 305 pp., £44.95, July 2009, 978 0 691 13752 0

John Ashbery

Two Poems

Michael Wood

The Sonnets by Jorge Luis Borges, edited by Stephen Kessler. Penguin, 311 pp., $18, March 2010, 978 0 14 310601 2
Poems of the Night by Jorge Luis Borges, edited by Efraín Kristal. Penguin, 200 pp., $17, March 2010, 978 0 14 310600 5

Peter Godfrey-Smith

What Darwin Got Wrong by Jerry Fodor and Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini. Profile, 262 pp., £20, February 2010, 978 1 84668 219 3

Bee Wilson

Beauty Imagined: A History of the Global Beauty Industry by Geoffrey Jones. Oxford, 412 pp., £25, February 2010, 978 0 19 955649 6

Peter Campbell

At the British Library: ‘Magnificent Maps’

David Kaiser

Diary: Aliens

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