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  • Paul Foot
    Westland Ho

  • Letters
    Nicolas Walter, Eric Griffiths, Raman Selden, C.K. Stead, John May, Colin Smith, Andrew Motion, Editors, ‘London Review’

  • Tony Harrison
    Poem: ‘Following Pine’

  • J.R. Shackleton
    The Retreat from Monetarism

  • Hugh Barnes

    • Stroke Counterstroke by William Camp
    • Redhill Rococo by Shena Mackay
    • Striker by Michael Irwin
  • John Maynard Smith

    • The Dialectical Biologist by Richard Levins and Richard Lewontin
  • David Allen

    • New Images of the Natural in France: A study in European Cultural History 1750-1800 by D.G. Charlton
    • Voyage into Substance: Art, Science, Nature and the Illustrated Travel Account 1760-1840 by Barbara Maria Stafford
  • Malcolm Deas

    • Holy Smoke by G. Cabrera Infante
    • Tobacco on the Periphery. A Case Study in Cuban Labour History: 1860-1958 by Jean Stubbs
  • Denis Donoghue writes about the Age of Rawson, and Rogers

    • Literature and Popular Culture in 18th-Century England by Pat Rogers
    • Eighteenth-Century Encounters: Studies in Literature and Society in the Age of Walpole by Pat Rogers
    • Order from Confusion Sprung: Studies in 18th-Century Literature from Swift to Cowper by Claude Rawson
    • Jonathan Swift edited by Angus Ross and David Woolley
  • Clive James
    Poem: ‘A Valediction for Philip Larkin’

  • Claude Rawson

    • The Name of Action: Critical Essays by John Fraser
  • E.S. Turner

    • Travels with a Superior Person by Lord Curzon, edited by Peter King
    • The Ladies of Castlebrae by A. Whigham Price
    • Lizzie: A Victorian Lady’s Amazon Adventure by Tony Morrison, Anne Brown and Ann Rose
    • Miss Fane in India by Isabella Fane, edited by John Pemble
    • Explorers Extraordinary by John Keay
    • A Visit to Germany, Italy and Malta 1840-41 by Hans Christian Andersen, translated by Grace Thornton
    • The Irish Sketch-Book 1842 by William Makepeace Thackeray
    • Mr Rowlandson’s England by Robert Southey, edited by John Steel
  • Patrick Parrinder

    • An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
    • Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
    • Young Hearts Crying by Richard Yates
    • Ellen by Ita Daly
  • Peter Burke

    • The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci by Jonathan Spence
    • Chine et Christianisme: Action et Réaction by Jacques Gernet
  • Wendy Cope
    Poem: ‘My Lover’

  • Dan Jacobson
    The Circuit

  • Andrew Gurr

    • Forms of Attention by Frank Kermode
    • Shakespeare: A Writer’s Progress by Philip Edwards
    • Shakespeare’s Lost Play: ‘Edmund Ironside’ edited by Eric Sams
    • Such is my love: A Study of Shakespeare’s Sonnets by Joseph Pequigney
    • Shakespeare Survey 38: An Annual Survey of Shakespearian Study and Production edited by Stanley Wells
    • The Subject of Tragedy: Identity and Difference in Renaissance Drama by Catherine Belsey
  • John Kerrigan

  • C.H. Sisson

    • The Queen has been pleased: The British Honours System at Work by John Walker
  • D.A.N. Jones

    • Jackdaw Cake: ‘An Autobiography’ by Norman Lewis