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."
Sophie Duncan on Shakespeare * Anthony Pagden on Charles V * Miranda Seymour on L.E.L. * John Gray on Jared Diamond * Jonathan Meades on Robert Macfarlane underground * Peter Parker on sex & censorship * Richard Greene on Graham Greene in Cuba * Daisy Dunn dines with Somerset Maugham * Lucy Moore on women in the Raj * Rachel Cohen on Lee Krasner * David D Kirkpatrick on Egypt * Anna Reid on Banine * Alex von Tunzelmann on El Salvador * Tony Faber on Faber & Faber * Robert S C Gordon on Italian short stories * Sarah Ditum on Frankenstein 2.0 * and much, much more...