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Cover: Beryl Cook



  • M.I. Finley

    • Blood for the Ghosts: Classical Influences in the 19th and 20th Centuries by Hugh Lloyd-Jones
    • Classical Survivals: The Classics in the Modern World by Hugh Lloyd-Jones
    • History of Classical Scholarship by U. von Wilamowitz-Moellendorf, edited by Hugh Lloyd-Jones, translated by Alan Harris
  • Peter Medawar

    • Prejudices: A Philosophical Dictionary by Robert Nisbet
  • Letters
    Richard Hall, Colin Legum, Philip Larkin, Jeffrey Mehlman, Lindsay Waters, Graham Bradshaw, Elizabeth Roberts, Warwick Gould

  • Julian Barnes

    • The ‘Private Eye’ Story: The First 21 Years by Patrick Marnham
    • One for the Road: Further Letters of Denis Thatcher by Richard Ingrams and John Wells
    • Sir James Goldsmith: The Man and the Myth by Geoffrey Wansell
  • Ted Hughes
    Poem: ‘The Great Irish Pike’

  • Russell Davies

    • The Noel Coward Diaries edited by Graham Payn and Sheridan Morley
  • David Cannadine

    • Duchess: The Story of Wallis Warfield Windsor by Stephen Birmingham
    • The Duke of Windsor’s War by Michael Bloch
  • Brigid Brophy

    • Bernard Shaw: The Darker Side by Arnold Silver
    • Bernard Shaw and Alfred Douglas: A Correspondence edited by Mary Hyde
  • Christopher Reid

    • The Life of John Berryman by John Haffenden
    • Poets in their Youth: A Memoir by Eileen Simpson
  • Christopher Ricks

    • T.S. Eliot: The Critical Heritage edited by Michael Grant
  • John Brewer

    • In Defiance of Oligarchy: The Tory Party 1714-1760 by Linda Colley
    • Dynamics of Change: The Crisis of the 1750s and English Party Systems by J.C.D. Clark
  • Peter France

    • The Literary Underground of the Old Regime by Robert Darnton
  • Edmund Leach

    • The Sacred Executioner: Human Sacrifice and the Legacy of Guilt by Hyam Maccoby
  • Simon Schaffer

    • Stolen Lightning: The Social Theory of Magic by Daniel O’Keefe
    • Scienze, Credenze Occulti, Livelli di Cultura edited by Paola Zambelli
  • Tessa Blackstone

    • The Changing Anatomy of Britain by Anthony Sampson
    • An English Education: A Perspective of Eton by Richard Ollard
    • Survival Programmes in Britain’s Inner Cities
    • Liverpool 8 by John Cornelius
    • The Other Britain edited by Paul Barker
  • Nicholas Penny
    Goddesses and Girls

  • E.S. Turner

    • The Penguin Stephen Leacock by Robertson Davies
    • Jerome K. Jerome: A Critical Biography by Joseph Connolly
    • Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome, annotated and introduced by Christopher Matthew and Benny Green
    • The Lost Stories of W.S. Gilbert edited by Peter Haining
  • C.H. Sisson

    • Some day I’ll find you: An Autobiography by H.A. Williams
  • A.J.P. Taylor

  • D.A.N. Jones

    • Her Victory by Alan Sillitoe
    • This Earth of Mankind by Pramoedya Ananta Toer, translated by Max Lane
  • Penelope Fitzgerald
    The Prescription

  • Jamie McKendrick
    Poem: ‘Earthbound’