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."
Richard Vinen on coal in Britain * James Blitz on Michel Barnier′s diary * Richard Davenport-Hines on Chips Channon′s diaries * Miranda Seymour on Miss Dior * Jane Ridley on the royals & spying * Anna Groundwater on Elizabeth Stuart * Steven Nadler on Spinoza * Dennis Duncan on Isidore Isou * Dmitri Levitin on philology in the Renaissance * Frances Wilson on heroines in folklore * James Stourton on the postwar country house * Keith Miller on Jonathan Franzen * Leo Robson on Sally Rooney * Sheena Joughin on Elizabeth Strout