BOSWELL'S PRESUMPTUOUS TASK

WRITERS: Brenda Maddox on the Letters of Oscar Wilde Kathryn Hughes on .the Tales of Hans Christian Andersen Sebastian Shakespeare o n t h e Diaries o f Everyone Else

FIGHTERS: William Hazlitt t h e Polemicist George Orwell the Grocer * Frantz Fanon the Rebel A

Nixon the Patriot * Keynes the Human Being

FLAPPERS: Sarah Bradford introduces Curzon's Daughters

- PLEASURES: Norman Lewis revisits Sicily UUF

Selina Hastings acknowledges t he Marchesa Casati A

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Profumo goes up in Smoke

Anyone for a Geisha?

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PLUS: Richard Overy engages i n A War of Nerves

Matt Ridley on Genes, peoples & Languages * Bryan Appleyard on Man, Beast & Zombie