And that’s why they call it sadism, p56
Man, I feel like a bishop, p18
PoMo no-nos, p53
5 Leading article 9 Portrait of the Week 11 Diary Tom Hollander 12 Politics James Forsyth 13 The Spectator’s Notes 17 Rod Liddle 22 Barometer 24 Ancient and modern 29 Matthew Parris 30 James Delingpole 32 Letters 34 Any other business Martin Vander Weyer
14 Hour of surrender Moving to Berlin Time is a very bad idea Peter Hitchens 15 The politics of time James Forsyth 16 Shelf hatred A university library goes astray
Peter Jones 18 Revving up Women priests await a female bishop
Ysenda Maxtone Graham 20 In praise of elitism Opera is better without mass appeal
Michael Henderson 22 Me and Mao’s girl The Helmsman’s underage lovers
Jonathan Mirsky 24 A broad church Outside St Paul’s, polite disagreement
Johnnie Kerr 26 The emperor’s new weeds Bad gardens escape criticism
BOOKS & ARTS
Books 38 David Crane The Gentry,
by Adam Nicolson 40 Peter Jay The Price of Civilization,
by Jeffrey Sachs Julia Reckless ‘Reading Fred’: a poem 41 Grey Gowrie A Bigger Message,
by Martin Gayford 42 Daisy Dunn The Thread, by Victoria Hislop Carey Schofield Pakistan, by Imran Khan 43 Juliet Townsend Georgette Heyer,
by Jennifer Kloester 44 Nicholas Lezard Low Life, by Jeremy Clarke 45 Ysenda Maxtone Graham The Golden Hour,
by William Nicholson 47 Ferdinand Mount The Letters of
Samuel Beckett, Volume II, edited by George Craig et al 49 Michela Wrong Who Killed
Hammarskjöld?, by Susan Williams Bookends Marcus Berkmann
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the spectator | 29 October 2011 | www.spectator.co.uk Big-tent protesting, p24
Stepping outside with David Hockney, p41
Arts 51 Interview David Edgar Lloyd Evans 52 Wexford Festival
Tom Sutcliffe 53 Exhibitions Postmodernism:
Style and Subversion 1970-1990 Andrew Lambirth 54 Theatre Inadmissable Evidence; Jumpy
Lloyd Evans 56 Marat/Sade
Patrick Carnegy Dance Birmingham Royal Ballet;
Lucinda Childs Dance Company; Giannandrea Poesio 57 Opera Der fliegende Holländer;
Deborah Ross 59 Radio Kate Chisholm 61 Television Simon Hoggart Culture notes Christopher Howse Travel 67 Luxury and lust in Marrakesh Jeremy Clarke 70 Learning to love Moroccan food Camilla Stoddart Life 77 High life Taki Low life Jeremy Clarke 78 Real life Melissa Kite 80 The turf Robin Oakley Bridge Janet de Botton Andfinaly . . . 82 Chess Raymond Keene 83 Competition; Crossword 84 Status anxiety Toby Young Dave Michael Heath 85 Sport Roger Alton Your problems solved Mary Killen 86 Food Tanya Gold Mind your language Dot Wordsworth
The Queen of Spades Michael Tanner 58 Cinema Anonymous
Gardens are outside the realistic realm. They have romance, charity and cake associated with them, and are thus above criticism Anne Wareham, p26
In his prime Beckett played golf to a handicap of seven, better than Ian Fleming, not as good as Patrick Hamilton or Malcolm Lowry Ferdinand Mount, p47
Of all the playscripts I’ve seen on stage (rough total, 1,000), Inadmissable Evidence is among the three or four worst Lloyd Evans, p54
Peter Hitchens is a columnist for the Mail on Sunday. His most recent books are The Rage against God and The Cameron Delusion.
Peter Jones is a co-founder and trustee of the charity Friends of Classics. He writes The Spectator’s ‘Ancient and modern’ column.
Anne Wareham is the designer of a garden at Veddw House, Monmouth, and the author of The BadTempered Gardener.
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Carey Schofield is the author of Inside the Pakistan Army.
Nicholas Lezard writes ‘Down and Out in London’, the New Statesman’s ‘low life’ column.