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c o n t e n t s l e t t e r s 24 Justin Beplate

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway: Volume 2, 1923–1925 (edd) Sandra Spanier, Albert J DeFazio III & Robert W Trogdon 26 Jane Ridley

Darling Monster: The Letters of Lady Diana Cooper to her Son John Julius Norwich (ed) John Julius Norwich 27 Diana Athill

To the Letter: A Journey Through a Vanishing World Simon Garfield

43 Anthony Daniels

Paralysed with Fear: The Story of Polio Gareth Williams

45 Bryan Appleyard

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits & the Art of Battling Giants Malcolm Gladwell

46 Joan Smith

The Vagina: A Literary & Cultural History Emma L E Rees

47 P L Dickinson

What’s in a Surname? A Journey from Abercrombie to Zwicker David McKie b i o g r a p hy 28 Dominic Sandbrook

Wilson A Scott Berg 29 Paul Addison

The Roar of the Lion: The Untold Story of Churchill ’s World War II Speeches Richard Toye • Churchill and Empire Lawrence James 31 Tanya Harrod

Marriage of Inconvenience: John Ruskin & Euphemia Gray Robert Brownell 33 Richard Davenport-Hines

Breakfast with Lucian: A Portrait of the Artist Geordie Greig 34 Robert Bickers

Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China Jung Chang 36 Giles FitzHerbert

Bolívar: American Liberator Marie Arana p e o p l e s o f the e a rth 37 Philip Hoare

The Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe Graham Robb 38 Miri Rubin

The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words, 1000 BCE–1492 CE Simon Schama 40 Eric Kaufmann on three books about population g e n e r a l 42 David Bodanis

Writing on the Wall: Social Media – The First 2,000 Years Tom Standage f i c t i on 49 Jonathan Lee

The Goldfinch Donna Tartt

50 D J Taylor

Three Brothers Peter Ackroyd

51 Patricia Duncker

Speedboat Renata Adler • Pitch Dark Renata Adler

52 Jonathan Barnes

The Luminaries Eleanor Catton

52 Malcolm Forbes

We Need New Names NoViolet Bulawayo

53 David Annand

Taipei Tao Lin

54 Adrian Turpin

An Officer and a Spy Robert Harris

55 Suzi Feay

Almost English Charlotte Mendelson

56 Sophie Hughes

Multiples: An Anthology of Stories in an Assortment of Languages & Literary Styles (ed) Adam Thirlwell

57 Ivan Juritz

Personae Sergio De La Pava

58 Jessica Mann Crime

60 Lucy Popescu Silenced Voices 48 Letters to the Editor

11 Crossword

16 Bookshop o c t o b e r 2 0 1 3 | Literary Review 3

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