december 2018 / january 2019 £4.75

To Hull and Back Sean O’Brien on Larkin’s letters home

rogues of dublin John Banville who owns kafka? Kevin Jackson lucian freud up close Robin Simon highlanders harried David S Forsyth a snob writes Jane Ridley

beastly hermann hesse • mossad let loose • jeering the tsar chopin in love • e nesbit in flagrante • bad sex in fiction