A woman who knows, p16
Portraits of the artists, p40
3 Leading article 7 Portrait of the Week 9 Diary Alison Wolf 10 Politics Allister Heath 17 Rod Liddle 18 Barometer 19 Ancient and modern 20 Mind your language 24 Matthew Parris 26 James Delingpole 27 Letters 28 Any other business Martin Vander Weyer
Wrath against Roth, p20
12 Is Cameron headed for a fall? The Prime Minister may be about to blow his best opportunity James Forsyth 13 Maureen Melvin ‘Flawed’: a poem 15 How does it feel? The difficulty of describing pain
Angela Huth 16 Diary of a call girl
Wayne Rooney’s privacy – and mine Helen Wood 18 Trapped in the palace
Let’s help dictators retire Christina Lamb 20 Philip Roth is a great novelist
Carmen Callil is a bad critic Michael Henderson 22 The tyranny of targets Apoliceman writes
BOOKS & ARTS
Books 30 Peter Parker House of Exile, by
Evelyn Juers 32 Charlotte Moore The Trouble with
Alice, by Olivia Glazebrook Anthony Daniels Incognito, by
David Eagleman 33 Anne Chisholm Millions Like Us,
by Virginia Nicholson 34 Richard Davenport-Hines
Derby Day, by D.J. Taylor Bookends Mark Mason 35 Anthony Sattin Memoirs of a
Dervish, by Robert Irwin Douglas Hurd Call of the Litany
Bird, by Susan Gibbs 36 Molly Guinness Paris Revealed, by
Stephen Clarke James Morris ‘Sacha’: a poem 37 Melanie McDonagh on cookery books
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the spectator | 28 May 2011 | www.spectator.co.uk Constable country, p39
Arts 39 Constable’s Salisbury William Cook 40 Exhibitions Ida Kar: Bohemian Photographer
Andrew Lambirth 42 Opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg;
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Michael Tanner 43 Theatre The Merchant of Venice;
The City Madam Patrick Carnegy 44 The Cherry Orchard;
Deborah Ross 46 Radio Kate Chisholm 47 Television Simon Hoggart Culture notes David Blackburn Travel SPECIAL 49 Delicious Dorset Sophia Martelli 51 The pleasures of Somerset Sophia Waugh Cider house rules Rebecca Jed Life 57 High life Taki Low life Jeremy Clarke 59 The turf Robin Oakley And finaly . . . 59 Bridge Janet de Botton 60 Chess Raymond Keene 61 Competition;Crossword 62 Status anxiety Toby Young Dave Michael Heath 63 Sport Roger Alton Your problems solved Mary Killen
The Prisoner of Windsor Lloyd Evans Cinema Heartbeats; Life, Above All
Pick of the Cherry Orchards,
There is only one option for Gaddafi: to seek sanctuary in the company of other dictators Christina Lamb, p18
Jail Giles Coren for the right reasons: being a jammy sod who has had it too lucky for too long James Delingpole, p26
I signed on with a dating site designed for people wanting to have sex with as many people as possible Jeremy Clarke, p57
Alison Wolf (p. 9) is the Sir Roy Griffiths professor of public sector management at Kings College London.
Christina Lamb (p. 18) is Washington correspondent of the Sunday Times.
Angela Huth (p. 15) is the author of 11 novels, including Land Girls. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Helen Wood (p. 16) is a mother and aspiring author. She worked as an escort girl for two years, and her clients included footballers and actors.
Peter Parker (p. 30) is a biographer of J.R. Ackerley and Christopher Isherwood. He lives in the East End of London.
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