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  • Caroline Humphrey

    • Margaret Mead: A Life of Controversy by Phyllis Grosskurth
    • Ruth Benedict: Stranger in the Land by Margaret Caffrey
  • Letters
    Edna Longley, A.V.C. Schmidt, J.P. Stern, David Craig, Ian Saint-Yves, Norman Stone, Bernard Richards, Freddy Hurdis-Jones, Anna Freeman

  • Peter Parsons

    • Oral Tradition and Written Record in Classical Athens by Rosalind Thomas
  • Sylvia Lawson

    • Aids and its Metaphors by Susan Sontag
    • The Whole Truth: The Myth of Alternative Health by Rosalind Coward
  • Les Murray
    Poem: ‘Words of the Glassblowers’

  • Rodney Pybus
    Poem: ‘Ciao, Fighter!’

  • Rosalind Mitchison

    • Poverty and Welfare in Scotland 1890-1948 by Ian Levitt
    • The Retreat of Tuberculosis 1850-1950 by F.B. Smith
    • Below the Magic Mountain: A Social History of Tuberculosis in 20th-century Britain by Linda Bryder
  • Tom Shippey

    • Betrayal: Child Exploitation in Today’s World edited by Caroline Moorehead
    • The Kindness of Strangers: The Abandonment of Children in Western Europe from Late Antiquity to the Renaissance by John Boswell
  • Roy Porter

    • The Body and the French Revolution: Sex, Class and Political Culture by Dorinda Outram
    • Victorian Suicide: Mad Crimes and Sad Histories by Barbara Gates
    • Sexual Visions: Images of Gender in Science and Medicine between the 18th and 20th Centuries by Ludmilla Jordanova
    • Family, Love and Work in the Lives of Victorian Gentlewomen by Jeanne Peterson
  • F.M.L. Thompson

    • Clichés of Urban Doom, and Other Essays by Ruth Glass
    • Cities of Tomorrow: An Intellectual History of Urban Planning and Design in the 20th Century by Peter Hall
    • London 2001 by Peter Hall
    • The Big Smoke: A History of Air Pollution in London since Medieval Times by Peter Brimblecombe
    • New York Unbound: The City and the Politics of the Future edited by Peter Salins
    • The Idea of a Town: The Anthropology of Urban Forms in Rome, Italy and the Ancient World by Joseph Rykwert
  • Peter Gay

    • The Clinical Diary of Sandor Ferenczi edited by Judith Dupont, translated by Michael Balint and Nicola Zarday Jackson
  • John Gurney
    Poem: ‘Anti-Climax’

  • Peter Campbell

    • A Particular Place by Mary Hocking
    • The House of Fear, Notes from Down Below by Leonora Carrington
    • Painted Lives by Max Egremont
    • The Ultimate Good Luck by Richard Ford
  • Charlotte Brewer
    Thoughts on the Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary

  • Charles Nicholl

    • Ben Jonson: A Life by David Riggs
  • Danny Karlin

    • Tennyson and the Doom of Romanticism by Herbert Tucker
    • Browning the Revisionary by John Woolford
    • Poetic Remaking: The Art of Browning, Yeats and Pound by George Bornstein
    • The Printed Voice of Victorian Poetry by Eric Griffiths
  • Douglas Oliver
    Poem: ‘The Jains and the Boxer’

  • Jeremy Harding

  • Penelope Fitzgerald

    • Carrington: A Life of Dora Carrington 1893-1932 by Gretchen Gerzina
    • Lydia and Maynard: Letters between Lydia Lopokova and John Maynard Keynes edited by Polly Hill and Richard Keynes
    • Mazo de la Roche: The Hidden Life by Joan Givner
    • Vera Brittain and Winifred Holtby: A Working Partnership by Jean Kennard
    • Dangerous by Degrees: Women at Oxford and the Somerville College Novelists by Susan Leonardi
    • The Selected Letters of Somerville and Ross edited by Gifford Lewis