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  • Nicholas Spice

    • The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
  • Letters
    Blair Ewing, Robert Allen, Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy, Gerald Long, P.N. Furbank, Ian Taylor, Dudley Young, Joan Anholt, Alan Rudrum

  • Anne Hollander

    • Kafka’s Clothes: Ornament and Aestheticism in the Habsburg ‘Fin-de-Siècle’ by Mark Anderson
  • Perry Anderson

    • Rationalism in Politics, and Other Essays by Michael Oakeshott, edited by Timothy Fuller
  • Peter Clarke

    • Tony Benn by Jad Adams
    • The End of an Era: Diaries, 1980-1990 by Tony Benn, edited by Ruth Winstone
  • Anne Summers

    • The Woman beneath the Skin: A Doctor’s Patients in 18th-Century Germany by Barbara Duden, translated by Thomas Dunlap
    • The Nature of their Bodies: Women and their Doctors in Victorian Canada by Wendy Mitchinson
    • Hidden Anxieties: Male Sexuality, 1900-1950 by Lesley Hall
  • Randolph Quirk

    • Language, Self and Society: A Social History of Language edited by Peter Burke and Roy Porter
    • Images of English: A Cultural History of the Language by Richard Bailey
    • The Oxford Companion to the English Language edited by Tom McArthur and Feri McArthur
    • The History of the English Language: A Source Book by David Burnley
    • The Cambridge History of the English Language. Vol. I: Beginnings to 1066 edited by Richard Hogg and Norman Blake
  • Hugo Williams
    Poem: ‘Sex’

  • Frank Kermode

    • The End of the Century at the End of the World by C.K. Stead
  • John Sutherland

    • Doctor Criminale by Malcolm Bradbury
    • The Promise of Light by Paul Watkins
    • The Absolution Game by Paul Sayer
    • The Troublesome Offspring of Cardinal Guzman by Louis de Bernières
    • Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson
  • C.K. Stead

    • Woman of an Inner Sea by Thomas Keneally
  • Mike Selvey

  • Jonathan Coe

    • The Last Magician by Janette Turner Hospital et al
    • Vinland by George Mackay Brown
  • Jenny Turner

    • High Cotton by Darryl Pinckney