19 October 1979
Founded in Edinburgh in 1979, Literary Review is Britain's best-loved literary monthly, providing sixty-four pages of witty, informative and authoritative reviews each month. It covers everything from history, biography and politics to literature, art and travel, and its contributors include some of the best writers and thinkers of the day.
Martin Amis said: "In Literary Review you find something that has almost vanished from the book pages: its contributors are actually interested in Literature."
David Forsyth on the Scottish clearances * Robin Simon on Lucian Freud * John Banville on the fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce * Frances Spalding on Christina Rossetti * Munro Price on Napoleon * Anne Somerset on rival queens * Kevin Jackson on Kafka's manuscripts * Gillian Tindall on E Nesbit * Stuart Isacoff on Frédéric Chopin * Victoria Glendinning on flora * Robert Colls on the future of Labour * Donald Rayfield on revolutionary postcards * Henry Gee on dinomania * Anthony Cummins on John Lanchester * Saul David on Peterloo * and much, much more...