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Latest issue:

David Ekserdjian on remarkable manuscripts * Germaine Greer on Sharon Olds's Odes * Michael Burleigh on power moving east * Peter Moore on Crusoe's islands * Miranda Seymour on madness in Georgian England * Ted Vallance on violence in England * Mike Jay on the delusions of Philip K Dick * Sheila Fitzpatrick on Zhivago's inspiration * Frances Wilson on Byron's women * Keith Miller on Ian McEwan * Jonathan Meades on Crossrail * David Collard on Eimear McBride * William Whyte on rebuilding parliament * Alan Judd on Britain's most decorated Cold War spy * Wendy Moore on bacteria * Kevin Jackson on conjuring tricks * Joanna Kavenna on Dino Buzzati * Sarah Ditum on Jilly Cooper * and much, much more...



Founded in Edinburgh in 1979, Literary Review attracts contributors who are irreverent, accomplished and amusing. It is a trusted independent source for reviews of new books in history, biography, politics, travel and fiction, and is renowned for its annual ‘Bad Sex in Fiction Awards’. It also has a monthly poetry competition with generous cash prizes.

Martin Amis said: "In Literary Review you find something that has almost vanished from the book pages: its contributors are actually interested in Literature."

The two trial issues, from November 2012 and December 2006, include: John Gray on Oppenheimer; Andrew Roberts on Chamberlain; A C Grayling on Myths; Carole Angier on G√ľnter Grass; Gillian Tindall on mapping London; Jane Ridley on the Age of Spinsters; Raymond Seitz on Roosevelt up the Amazon; Peter Washington on Tom Paulin; plus articles from contributors including Michael Burleigh, Richard Overy, Blair Worden, Norman Stone, Paul Johnson, Joan Smith, Jane Gardam, Sam Leith, Nikolai Tolstoy, Joanna Kavenna ...

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