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."
William Doyle on Toussaint Louverture * Seamus Perry on William Wordsworth * Jamie Barlett on Oliver Letwin * Kevin Jackson on writers' houses * Linda Porter on Mary & Philip * Freya Johnston on the house of Byron * Ewen A Cameron on Scottish independence * Patrick Wilcken on the Magdalena * Oliver Balch on El Salvador's coffee * Joanna Kavenna on Anne Tyler * Miranda France on Maggie O'Farrell * Ian Critchley on Sebastian Barry * Patricia Fara on a First World War hospital * Timothy W Ryback on the Ratline * Vicky Pryce on the double-x economy * and much, much more...