NOVEMBER 1993

BIOGRAPHY

37

38 39 39

40

41

42

43 44

45

DAVID STARKEY The Royal Palaces of Tudor England: Architecture and Court Life 146D-1547 Simon Thurley DAVID CHIPP Toujours Cricklewood? Alan Coren PHILIP PURSER Queen Alex Haley and David Stevens SEPTIMUS W AUGH The Green Book of Poetry (Ed) Ivo Mosley DouGLAS KENNEDY The Baby Train and Other Lusty Urban Legends Jan Harold Brunvand

SYLVIA CLAYTON Witness against the Beast: William Blake and the Moral Law E P Thompson PATRICK O'CONNOR Tennessee Williams : Everyone Else is an Audience Ronald Hayman NICK ]AMES Patrick Hamilton: A Life Sean French MICHAEL BLOCH Liberal Crusader: The Life of Sir Archibald Sinclair Gerard J De Groot EDWARD CHANCELLOR The Warburgs: A Family Saga Ron Chernow

NEW YORK LETIER 47

FICTION

48

49

50 51 52 52

53 55 55 56

JIM HOLT

ANDREW BARROW Pemberley: A Sequel to Pride and Prejudice Emma Tennant DENNIS SEWELL The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole Frederick Rolfe TOBY LITT Pigs in H eaven Barbara Kingsolver ]ANET BARRON The Holder of the World Bharati Mukherjee SARAH A SMITH Corifusion ElizabethJane Howard MICHAEL ESTORICK A Very Long Engagement Sebastien Japrisot ESTHER KAPOSI Safe in the Kitchen Aisling Foster ANDREW POST Cry Me A River T R Pearson MARK McCRUM Ancestral Voices Etienne Van Heerden SIMON BLACKWELL Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry Elizabeth McCracken

FILM OF THE BOOK 58

CRIME

59

SILENCED VOICES 61

LETIERS

62

POETRY COMPETITION 63 AND RESULTS

NICKJAMES The Cement Garden

PHILIP OAKES

SIOBHAN Dowo

SEPTIMUS WAUGH, the West Country wood sculptor, cabinet maker, joiner and carpenter, is responsible for the panelling, bookshelves and bar benches of the Academy, Beak Street.

THERESA MAYHEW, who was drawn to become a bookseller from her distinguished career as variety artiste in the Middle East by her joy in the smell of books, plans to pioneer a new form of literary criticism bas e d on olfactory cr i teria . Ultimately, she hopes to produce a scratch 'n' sniff literary magazine, like Vanity Fair, but with a variety of different smells, no words, no pictures . An Arts Council grant has been applied for.

BARBARA HOWELL is a novelist who l ives in New York. She used to l ive in London and misses it terribly.

MARK McCRUM'S account of present day South Africa, Happy Sad Lond , is published by Sinclair-Stevenson in January.

The Literary Review, incorporating Quarto, is published monthly from: 51 Beak Street, London W1R 3LF Tel: 071 43 7 9392 Fax: 071 734 1844

ISSN 0144 4360 ©

All subscription enquiries to: Literary Review Subscriptions, 51 Beak Street, London W1R 3LF Tel: 071 437 9392 Fax: 071 734 1844. USA Airspeed subscription price is S32 (S54)for 12 issues. Second class postage paid at South Hackensack NJ. Postmaster: send address changes to

Literary Review, Royal Mail International, c/o Yellowstone, 2375 Pratt Blvd., Elk Grove Village IL 60007 .

All advertising enquiries to: Literary Review Advertising, 51 Beak Street, London W1R 3LF Tel: 071 437 9392 Fax: 071 734 1844

Printed by Simpson Drewett & Co Ltd, 70 Sheen Road, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1UF Tel: 081 940 74 41 Fax: 081 948 8749 Distributed to newsagents worldwide by UMD Ltd, 1 Benwell Road, London N7 7AX Tel : 071 700 4600 Fax: 071 607 3352

Distributed to bookshops by Central Books, 99 Wallis Road, London E9 T el: 081 986 4854

LITERARY REVIEW November 1993