19 October 1979
Founded in Edinburgh in 1979, Literary Review is a trusted independent source for reviews of new books in history, biography, politics, travel and fiction. The monthly publication is well known for its amusing contributions and excellent editorial written by leading authors, journalists and academics, forming a gold mine for research in past and present literature.
Martin Amis said: "In Literary Review you find something that has almost vanished from the book pages: its contributors are actually interested in Literature."
David Forsyth on the Scottish clearances * Robin Simon on Lucian Freud * John Banville on the fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce * Frances Spalding on Christina Rossetti * Munro Price on Napoleon * Anne Somerset on rival queens * Kevin Jackson on Kafka's manuscripts * Gillian Tindall on E Nesbit * Stuart Isacoff on Frédéric Chopin * Victoria Glendinning on flora * Robert Colls on the future of Labour * Donald Rayfield on revolutionary postcards * Henry Gee on dinomania * Anthony Cummins on John Lanchester * Saul David on Peterloo * and much, much more...