LRB Cover
Cover: Thomas Rowlandson after Samuel Collings



  • Neal Ascherson

    • James Boswell: The Later Years 1769-1795 by Frank Brady
  • Letters
    Joseph Rykwert, Ursula Owen, Arturo Escobosa, Redactor, ‘London Review of Books’, Katy Nicholson

  • Irvin Ehrenpreis

    • Samuel Johnson by Walter Jackson Bate
    • A Preliminary Handlist of Copies of Books Associated with Dr Samuel Johnson by J.D. Fleeman
    • Samuel Johnson 1709-84: A Bicentenary Exhibition edited by K.K. Yung
    • Samuel Johnson by Donald Greene
  • Peter Porter
    Three Poems

  • Denis Donoghue

    • Nineteen Eighty-Four: Facsimile Edition by George Orwell, edited by Peter Davison
    • Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, edited by Bernard Crick
    • Inside the Myth. Orwell: Views from the Left edited by Christopher Norris
    • The Crystal Spirit: A Study of George Orwell by George Woodcock
    • Orwell’s London by John Thompson
  • Jose Harris

    • Neville Chamberlain. Vol. I: 1869-1929 by David Dilks
  • Clive James
    Poem: ‘Echo echo echo’

  • Michael Stewart

    • The Castle Diaries. Vol. II: 1964-70 by Barbara Castle
  • David Allen

    • The John Tradescants: Gardeners to the Rose and Lily Queen by Prudence Leith-Ross
    • Sydney Parkinson: Artist of Cook’s ‘Endeavour’ Voyage edited by D.J. Carr
  • Patricia Craig

    • The man who was M: The Life of Maxwell Knight by Anthony Masters
    • Unreliable Witness: Espionage Myths of the Second World War by Nigel West
    • The Great Betrayal: The Untold Story of Kim Philby’s Biggest Coup by Nicholas Bethell
  • Peter Jenkins

    • Antipolitics: An Essay by George Konrad, translated by Richard Allen
  • Alok Rai
    Indira’s India

  • Gabriele Annan

    • The Ledge between the Streams by Ved Mehta
  • Peter Gwyn

    • Reformation and Revolution 1558-1660 by Robert Ashton
    • The Reformation and the English People by J.J. Scarisbrick
  • Arnold Davidson

    • Themes out of School: Causes and Effects by Stanley Cavell
  • D.A.N. Jones

    • Last Ferry to Manly by Jill Neville
    • Down from the Hill by Alan Sillitoe
    • God Knows by Joseph Heller
    • Wilt on High by Tom Sharpe
  • Susannah Clapp

    • Charlotte Mew and her Friends by Penelope Fitzgerald
    • The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield. Vol. I: 1903-17 edited by Vincent O’Sullivan and Margaret Scott
  • Alan Bennett

  • Michael Neve

    • A Darker Shade of Pale: A Backdrop to Bob Dylan by Wilfrid Mellers
    • Dylan by Jonathan Cott