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  • Eric Hobsbawm

    • A Question of Leadership: Gladstone to Thatcher by Peter Clarke
    • The Quiet Rise of John Major by Edward Pearce
  • Letters
    Alan Sinfield, John Batchelor, Penny McCarthy, George Watson, Brian Southam, Richard Ollard, Diana Hendry, Bruce Coward, Nicolas Freeling

  • Peter Pulzer

    • Die Mauer: Monument of the Century by Wolfgang Georg Fischer and Fritz von der Schulenburg
  • Mary Douglas

    • The Taming of Chance by Ian Hacking
  • D.J. Enright

    • Self-Portrait of the Other: A Memoir by Heberto Padilla, translated by Alexander Coleman
  • Michael Hofmann

    • The Coastguard’s House by Eugenio Montale, translated by Jeremy Reed
  • C.K. Stead

    • Antidotes by C.H. Sisson
    • Dog Fox Field by Les Murray
    • True Colours by Neil Powell
    • Eating strawberries in the Necropolis by Michael Hulse
  • James Lasdun
    Poem: ‘The Accomplices’

  • Patricia Beer

    • Told in Gath by Max Wright
  • John Bayley

    • The Oxford Book of Friendship edited by D.J. Enright and David Rawlinson
  • Jonathan Bate

    • Ideology: An Introduction by Terry Eagleton
  • Gavin Ewart
    Two Poems

  • Mark Ford

    • The Dylan Companion edited by Elizabeth Thomson and David Gutman
    • Bob Dylan: Performing Artist. Vol. I: 1960-73 by Paul Williams
    • Dylan: Behind the Shades by Clinton Heylin
    • The Bootleg Series: Vols I-III (rare and unreleased) 1961-1991 by Bob Dylan
  • Roger Parker

    • Mozart in Vienna 1781-1791 by Volkmar Braunbehrens
    • The Mozart Compendium edited by H.C. Robbins Landon
    • Mozart and Vienna by H.C. Robbins Landon
    • Mozart’s Thematic Catalogue: A Facsimile introduced and transcribed by Albi Rosenthal and Alan Tyson
    • The Compleat Mozart: A Guide to the Musical Works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart edited by Neal Zaslaw and William Cowdery
  • Asa Briggs

    • The World of the Oratorio by Kurt Pahlen
    • The Making of the Victorian Organ by Nicholas Thistlethwaite
  • Ruth Richardson

    • A Paradise out of a Common Field: The Pleasures and Plenty of the Victorian Garden by Joan Morgan and Alison Richards
    • Private Gardens of London by Arabella Lennox-Boyd
    • The Greatest Glasshouse: The Rainforest Recreated edited by Sue Minter
    • Religion and Society in a Cotswold Vale: Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, 1780-1865 by Albion Urdank
  • Stephen Sackur
    Khorramshahr Diary

  • Danny Karlin

    • The Clopton Hercules by Duncan Sprott
    • Life of a Drum by Carlo Gebler
    • Seventh Heaven by Alice Hoffman
    • A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham
    • A place I’ve never been by David Leavitt
  • Philip Purser

    • A German Requiem by Philip Kerr