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  • Ian Aitken

    • John Major: The Making of the Prime Minister by Bruce Anderson
    • ‘My Style of Government’: The Thatcher Years by Nicholas Ridley
  • Letters
    Paul Seabright, Georgina Born, Ania Loomba, Richard Jacobs, Karl Miller, John Powell Ward, Editors, ‘London Review’

  • Peter Clarke

    • Suez by Keith Kyle
  • R.W. Johnson
    Lions, Princes, Bosses

  • Keith Kyle

    • The Iraqi Revolution of 1958: The Old Social Classes Revisited edited by Robert Fernea and William Roger Louis
    • Instant Empire: Saddam Hussein’s Ambition for Iraq by Simon Henderson
    • Saddam Hussein: A Political Biography by Efraim Karsh and Inari Rautsi
    • The Gulf Between Us: The Gulf War and Beyond edited by Victoria Brittain
    • Under Siege in Kuwait: A Survivor’s Story by Jadranka Porter
  • Victor Mallet

    • Arms and the Man: Dr Gerlad Bull, Iraq and the Supergun by William Lowther
  • Mary Kaldor

    • Statement on the Defence Estimates: Britain’s Defence for the Nineties
  • Sylvia Lawson

    • Patrick White: A Life by David Marr
  • Tim Rowse

    • Charles Perkins: A Biography by Peter Read
  • D.J. Enright

    • The New Oxford Book of 16th-Century Verse edited by Emrys Jones
  • Michael Hofmann

    • Seeing things by Seamus Heaney
  • John Barrell

    • Constable by Leslie Parris and Ian Fleming-Williams
    • Romatic Ecology: Wordsworth and the Environmental Tradition by Jonathan Bate
  • Julian Symons

    • Lipstick, Sex and Poetry by Jeremy Reed
    • A poet could not but be gay by James Kirkup
    • There was a young man from Cardiff by Dannie Abse
    • String of Beginners by Michael Hamburger
  • John Sutherland

    • ProfScam: Professors and the Demise of Higher Education by Charles Sykes
    • Tenured Redicals: How politics has corrupted our Higher Education by Roger Kimball
  • Mary Beard

    • You just don’t understand: Women and Men in Conversation by Deborah Tannen
  • Julia Annas

    • Feminism without Illusions: A Critique of Individualism by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
  • Richard Stern

  • Patricia Beer

    • Lives in the Shadow with J. Krishnamurti by Radha Rajagopal Sloss
  • Hugo Williams
    Poem: ‘Siren’

  • Penelope Fitzgerald

    • The Best Type of Girl: A History of the Girls’ Independent Schools by Gillian Avery
    • There’s something about a convent girl edited by Jackie Bennett and Rosemary Forgan