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."
William Doyle on Toussaint Louverture * Seamus Perry on William Wordsworth * Jamie Barlett on Oliver Letwin * Kevin Jackson on writers' houses * Linda Porter on Mary & Philip * Freya Johnston on the house of Byron * Ewen A Cameron on Scottish independence * Patrick Wilcken on the Magdalena * Oliver Balch on El Salvador's coffee * Joanna Kavenna on Anne Tyler * Miranda France on Maggie O'Farrell * Ian Critchley on Sebastian Barry * Patricia Fara on a First World War hospital * Timothy W Ryback on the Ratline * Vicky Pryce on the double-x economy * and much, much more...