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Cover: André de Dienes



  • David Gilmour

    • The Siege: The Saga of Zionism and Israel by Conor Cruise O’Brien
  • Letters
    C.K. Stead, Adrian Room, The ‘Rising Sun’

  • Stephen Greenblatt

    • Immodest Acts: The Life of a Lesbian Nun in Renaissance Italy by Judith Brown
  • Patrick Wormald

    • Women in Anglo-Saxon England and the Impact of 1066 by Christine Fell, Cecily Clark and Elizabeth Williams
  • Christopher Driver

    • All Manners of Food: Eating and Taste in England and France from the Middle Ages to the Present by Stephen Mennell
    • Curye on Inglysch: English Culinary Manuscripts of the 14th Century including ‘The Forme of Cury’ edited by Constance Hieatt and Sharon Butler
    • The English Cookbook by Victor Gordon
  • Carolyn Steedman

    • The Hungry Self: Women, Eating and Identity by Kim Chernin
    • Hunger Strike by Susie Orbach
    • Holy Anorexia by Rudolph Bell
  • Malise Ruthven

    • Gertrude Bell by Susan Goodman
    • Freya Stark by Caroline Moorehead
  • Chauncey Loomis

    • Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape by Barry Lopez
  • Ian Jack

    • A North Sea Journey by A. Alvarez
  • Stuart Hampshire

    • The Time of My Life: An Autobiography by W.V. Quine
  • Lucy Anne Watt
    Poem: ‘In the Lavatories’

  • John Bayley

    • The Bourgeois Experience: Victoria to Freud. Vol. II: The Tender Passion by Peter Gay
  • Richard Altick

    • The Common Writer: Life in 19th-century Grub Street by Nigel Cross
  • Brian Harrison

    • The Industrial Reformation of English Fiction: Social Discourse and Narrative Form 1832-1867 by Catherine Gallagher
    • Victorian Prison Lives: English Prison Biography 1830-1914 by Philip Priestley
    • The Old Brown Dog: Women, Workers and Vivisection in Edwardian England by Coral Lansbury
    • ‘Orator’ Hunt: Henry Hunt and English Working-Class Radicalism by John Belchem
  • John Sutherland

    • The Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes, translated by Margaret Sayers Peden and Carlos Fuentes
    • Where the air is clear by Carlos Fuentes, translated by Sam Hileman
    • Farewell to the Sea by Reinaldo Arenas, translated by Andrew Hurley
    • Digging up the mountains by Neil Bissoondath
  • Ian Davidson

    • Gorbachev: The Path to Power by Christian Schmidt-Häuer
    • Gorbachev by Zhores Medvedev
    • The Soviet Union: The Incomplete Super-Power by Paul Dibb
  • John Yandell

  • Ted Hughes
    Poem: ‘Climbing into Heptonstall’