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."
Piers Brendon on the Mountbattens * Sarah Ditum on Simone de Beauvoir * Houman Barekat on Michel Houellebecq * Francis Wheen on the early Eighties * Richard Vinen on David Cameron * Sara Wheeler on Paul Theroux in Mexico * Seamus Perry on Edward Lear * Anne Curry on Henry VI * Andrew Roberts on Winston Churchill * Leslie Jamison's visits to Oslo * Alan Judd on Patrick O'Brian * David Gilmour on Spain * Robin Simon on postures in art * Oliver Soden on Cole Porter * A J Lees on lithium * Mia Levitin on reporting on Weinstein * Keith Miller on Zadie Smith * Sarah Crown on Margaret Atwood * and much, much more...