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Latest issue:

Tanya Harrod on Fortuny and Morris * Christopher Woodward on Robert des Ruines * Ian Sansom on a new life of Evelyn Waugh * Felipe Fernández-Armesto on Cervantes's modern fiction * Peter Marshall on writing about the Reformation * Kate Adie on a return to Libya * Valerie Grove on Dadland * Douglas Smith on Tsarist Siberian punishment * Patrick Scrivener on a history of horse-racing * Simon Baker on Mark Lawson * Frances Wilson on flâneuse * Richard Cockett on ISIS * David Collard on Joanna Kavenna



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 Günter 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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