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Vol. 32 No. 14 · 22 July 2010

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Cover Artist

Peter Campbell

James Meek

The Death of Tolstoy: Russia on the Eve, Astapovo Station, 1910 by William Nickell. Cornell, 209 pp., £18.95, May 2010, 978 0 8014 4834 8
The Diaries of Sofia Tolstoy translated by Cathy Porter. Alma, 609 pp., £9.99, February 2010, 978 1 84688 102 2
A Confession by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Anthony Briggs. Hesperus, 146 pp., £7.99, February 2010, 978 1 84391 190 6
Anniversary Essays on Tolstoy by Donna Tussing Orwin. Cambridge, 268 pp., £55, February 2010, 978 0 521 51491 0

Letters

Jerry Fodor & Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini, Derek Robinson, Colin McArthur, Brian Barder, Diana Burfield, Giovanni Carsaniga, Stephen Kessler, Michael Wood, Stephen Sedley, Zoe Williams, Alex Bailin, Roy Kift, Tracey Hill

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Breathless’

Andrew Cockburn

Invisible War: The United States and the Iraq Sanctions by Joy Gordon. Harvard, 359 pp., £29.95, April 2010, 978 0 674 03571 3

Jamie McKendrick

Poem: ‘Epithets’

Tariq Ali

Not Crushed, Merely Ignored

Linda Colley

A Mad, Bad & Dangerous People? England 1783-1846 by Boyd Hilton. Oxford, 757 pp., £21, June 2008, 978 0 19 921891 2
Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld, 1780-1939 by James Belich. Oxford, 573 pp., £25, June 2009, 978 0 19 929727 6

Ferdinand Mount

Edward Heath by Philip Ziegler. Harper, 654 pp., £25, June 2010, 978 0 00 724740 0

Charles Glass

Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story that Changed the Course of World War Two by Ben Macintyre. Bloomsbury, 400 pp., £16.99, January 2010, 978 0 7475 9868 8

Adam Phillips

True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht and Robert Lowell under the Sign of Eliot and Pound by Christopher Ricks. Yale, 258 pp., £16.99, February 2010, 978 0 300 13429 2

Daniel Soar

Short Cuts: Spies

Clancy Martin

The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis  Hamish Hamilton, 733 pp., £20, August 2010, 978 0 241 14504 3

Deborah Friedell

Burying the Bones: Pearl Buck’s Life in China by Hilary Spurling. Profile, 340 pp., £15, April 2010, 978 1 86197 828 8

Nick Holdstock

Burning Books

Tom Shippey

The Hammer and the Cross: A New History of the Vikings by Robert Ferguson. Allen Lane, 450 pp., £30, November 2009, 978 0 7139 9788 0

David Carpenter

Richard II: Manhood, Youth and Politics, 1377-99 by Christopher Fletcher. Oxford, 336 pp., £24.95, August 2010, 978 0 19 959571 6

Thomas Sugrue

The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After by Steven Gillon. Basic Books, 294 pp., £15.99, November 2009, 978 0 465 01870 3

Peter Campbell

At the National Gallery: Fakes

R.W. Johnson

Diary: World Cup Diary

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