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."
Dmitri Levitin on Newton the alchemist * David Gelber on Queen Mary * Sean McMeekin on Greece * Catherine Hanley on Edward Longshanks's daughters * Joan Smith on data bias * Sarah Ditum on mothering * Christopher Turner on Walter Gropius * Robert Irwin on arabs * James Hamilton on Thomas Gainsborough * Tobie Mathew on Chernobyl * Christopher Andrew on Stalin's master agent * Marc Mulholland on the Irish border * Cressida Connolly on Joan Silber * Helon Habila on Marlon James * and much, much more...