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Cover: David Gentleman



  • R.W. Johnson

    • Traitors: The Labyrinths of Treason by Chapman Pincher
    • The Secrets of the Service: British Intelligence and Communist Subversion 1939-51 by Anthony Glees
    • Freedom of Information – Freedom of the Individual? by Clive Ponting, John Ranelagh, Michael Zander and Simon Lee, edited by Julia Neuberger
  • Letters
    Edna Longley, Clive Wilmer, John Pikoulis, Richard Stern, Lucio Ruotolo

  • Ryszard Kapuściński
    Poem: ‘At an Exhibition: ‘The Polish Peasant in Photographs to 1944’’

  • Paul Foot

    • Prime Minister: The Conduct of Policy under Harold Wilson and James Callaghan by Bernard Donoughue
    • Time and Chance by James Callaghan
  • Michael Stewart

    • Kinnock by Michael Leapman
    • The Thatcher Years: A Decade of Revolution in British Politics by John Cole
    • Thatcherism and British Politics: The End of Consensus? by Dennis Kavanagh
    • The New Right: The Counter-Revolution in Political, Social and Economic Thought by David Green
  • Brian Harrison

    • Labour People, Leaders and Lieutenants: Hardie to Kinnock by Kenneth O. Morgan
    • J. Ramsay MacDonald by Austen Morgan
    • Sylvia Pankhurst: Portrait of a Radical by Patricia Romero
    • Sylvia and Christabel Pankhurst by Barbara Castle
  • Edward Timms

    • Rosa Luxemburg: A Life by Elzbieta Ettinger
  • John Bayley

    • The Faber Book of Diaries edited by Simon Brett
    • A Lasting Relationship: Parents and Children over Three Centuries by Linda Pollock
  • Seamus Heaney
    Sounding Auden

  • E.S. Turner

    • The Life of My Choice by Wilfred Thesiger
    • Worlds Apart: Travels in War and Peace by Gavin Young
  • John Sutherland

    • Witchcraft by Nigel Williams
    • Without Falling by Leslie Dick
    • Outlaws by George V. Higgins
  • Beatrix Campbell

    • Forever England by Beryl Bainbridge
    • Nottinghamshire by Alan Sillitoe
    • Left behind: Journeys into British Politics by David Selbourne
  • Carolyn Steedman

  • Peter Campbell

    • J.M.W. Turner: ‘A Wonderful Range of Mind’ by John Gage
    • Turner in his Time by Andrew Wilton
    • Turner in the South: Rome, Naples, Florence by Cecilia Powell
    • The Paintings of J.M.W. Turner by Martin Butlin and Evelyn Joll
    • The Turner Collection in the Clore Gallery
    • Turner Watercolours by Andrew Wilton
  • Alistair Elliot
    Poem: ‘Some Scottish Music’