SEPTEMBER 2008 £3.00

DWELLERS IN THE WIDER DEEPS Jonathan Mirsky dives with the Whales

WAR: Allan Massie hails a Resistance Diary Richard Overy considers Munich Max Egremont surveys the Italian Front

PASSION: Wittgenstein’s Piano ★★ Wilde’s Library Needham’s China ★★ Ellen Terry’s Stage

POLITICS: America Confronts the Middle East Crediting Callaghan ★★ The Debt to Derby For Better or Worse: The Special Relationship

FICTION: Annie Proulx ★★ Alaa Al Aswany ★★ Marilynne Robinson ★★ Howard Jacobson