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ROSEMARY 0INNAGE, the ·author of Tire Ruffia~~ on the Stair: Reflections on Death (Viking/ Penguin 1991), is a freelance journalist l iving m London and reluctantly specialising in psychoanalysis. Her earlier book One to Oue: Experiences in Psychoanalysis came from the same publisher.

EDWARD PEARCE whose political treatise Machiavel/i's Children (Gollancz) was respectfully reviewed by Peter Aspden in the November 1993 issue, is engaged on a political novel about lives under a Tory government in the year 2001 , tentat ively ca ll ed Midtright Blue. Meanwhile , he writes regularly in the New Statesman and the Guardian, as well as being a regular panellist on BBC's admirable Moral Maze.

jULIAN O'HALLORAN, as a television reporter first on Newsnight, now Panorama, has made various current affairs films about South Africa and its appalling plight.

KATE SAUNDERS has just signed a contract for four novels with Century and is buckling down to the first of them which, we may exclusively report, will have a contemporary rather than a historical setting. Her last novel, Night Shall Overtake Us, was reviewed by Amanda Cra ig in the June 1993 issue. Meanwhile , she gratefully accepts whatever crusts the Sutrday Times may throw towards her.

R oRY R oss is Tat/er's Restaurant Editor as well as writing a restaurant column in ES. He also writes about travel and motoring for the Telegraph and general feature s everywhere. In what little spare time is left he plays football, watches motor racing and sculls on the River Thames.

FROM THE PULPIT

1 AUBERON WAUGH

PREDATORS

SICKNESS & DEATH

PURPOSE OF LIFE

FICTION

MEET THE AUTHOR

RESURRECTION

4 FRANCIS WHEEN Fuzzy Monsters: Fear and Loathing at the BBC

Chris Horrie & Steve Clarke 5 EDWARD PEARCE Brewer's Politics (Ed) Nicholas Comfort 6 ANDREW BrLLEN A Parliamentary Affair Edwina Currie 8 JANE CHARTERIS The Book of Spiders: From Arachnophobia to the

Love of Spiders Paul Hillyard

10 ROSEMARY DINNAGE How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final

Chapter Sherwin B Nuland 12 DUNCAN MINSHULL A Medical Tour Through the Whole Island of Great Britain Louis Appleby 13 COLIN WrLSON Pictures at an Execution W endy Lesser

14 RoRY Ross The Faber Book of Food (Eds) Colin Spencer &

Claire Clifton 16 BRYAN APPLEYARD The Inner Game Dominic Lawson 17 J OHN KEMP Collecting: An Unruly Passion Wemer

Muensterberger 20 SusAN ELKIN The Pan Prindple Fiona Pitt-Kethley 21 DAvm V BARRETI The Orion Mystery: Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids Robert Bauval & Adrian Gilbert 22 Mi.LES DONALD A Sailor's View of Live Yeshu Martin Lucey

23 FRANCIS KING The Master of Petersburg J M Coetzee 24 SusAN JEFFREYS The First Church of the New Millennium Bryan

Appleyard 25 KATE SAUNDERS The Fermata Nicolson Baker 26 GEOFF NICHOLSON America by Land Robert Olrnstead 27 DEBORAH BOSLEY Daddy's Girl Janet lnglis 28 CLARISSA BURDEN Entertaining Angels Marita van der Vyver

30 GLYN BROWN Come To Me: Stories by Amy Bloom

31 PAUL ST JOHN MACKINTOSH The Plum in the Golden Vase

(Translated) David Tod Roy 32 TIMOTHY WrLSON-SMITH New Blazing World and Other

Writings Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (Ed) Kate Lilley

LETTERS

34

LETTER FROM ST PETERSBURG

35 JEREMY NOBLE

Editor: AUBERON WAUGH Deputy Editor: LOLA BUBBOSH Business Manager & Boxwallah: RoBERT PosNER Chief Editorial Assistant and Deputy Manager: NANCY SLADEK

Advertising Manager: CLIFF KIMBER

General Assistant: Jo CRAVEN Designer: jACQUI McDONOUGH

Publisher: NAIM ATTALLAH Founding Editor: DR ANNE SMITH Cover illustration by William Rushton

Issue no. 188

LITERARY REVIEW February 1994

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