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Vol. 32 No. 15 · 5 August 2010

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Peter Campbell

Steven Shapin

Au Revoir to All That: The Rise and Fall of French Cuisine by Michael Steinberger. Bloomsbury, 248 pp., £8.99, July 2010, 978 1 4088 0136 9

Letters

Eliot Weinberger, Peter Godfrey-Smith, John Hartley Williams, Philip Hensher, Stuart Jay Silverman, Charles Coutinho, Don Locke, Dominic Al-Badri, Mike Connelly, Steve Rowse, Adriaan Sonke, Korintian Delaplaja, Richard Hewlings

Stefan Collini

Shades of Greene: One Generation of an English Family by Jeremy Lewis. Cape, 580 pp., £25, August 2010, 978 0 224 07921 1

Jeremy Harding

Short Cuts: Basil Davidson

Terry Eagleton

Newman’s Unquiet Grave: The Reluctant Saint by John Cornwell. Continuum, 273 pp., £18.99, May 2010, 978 1 4411 5084 4

Matthew Kelly

Eighteenth-Century Ireland: The Isle of Slaves by Ian McBride. Gill and Macmillan, 563 pp., £19.99, October 2009, 978 0 7171 1627 0

Nicholas Spice

Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey. Faber, 451 pp., £18.99, February 2010, 978 0 571 25329 6

Neal Ascherson

At the Ashmolean: ‘The Lost World of Old Europe’

Maya Jasanoff

Atlantic Families: Lives and Letters in the Later 18th Century by Sarah Pearsall. Oxford, 294 pp., £61, November 2008, 978 0 19 953299 5

Ruth Bernard Yeazell

Sargent’s Daughters: The Biography of a Painting by Erica Hirshler. MFA, 262 pp., £23.95, October 2009, 978 0 87846 742 6

Lawrence Rosen

Pashas: Traders and Travellers in the Islamic World by James Mather. Yale, 302 pp., £25, October 2009, 978 0 300 12639 6

Patrick Cockburn

Beware of Small States: Lebanon, Battleground of the Middle East by David Hirst. Faber, 480 pp., £20, March 2010, 978 0 571 23741 8
The Ghosts of Martyrs Square: An Eyewitness Account of Lebanon’s Life Struggle by Michael Young. Simon and Schuster, 295 pp., £17.99, July 2010, 978 1 4165 9862 6

Uri Avnery

In the Knesset

Rebecca Solnit

Diary: After the Oil Spill

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