Book Reviews archive

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Nov
11

‘The most conspiratorial member of the cabinet’

On the anniversary of Roy Jenkins’ birth, Adam Somerset reviews John Campbell’s biography ‘Roy Jenkins’.

Sep
18

Living apart, together

John Osmond examines what two books on the Scottish debate tell us about today’s independence referendum

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Dec
29

South of the Tweed and east of the Severn

Tom Nairn takes a look at a new book exploring the relationship between England and Europe

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr. Eugene Carson Blake, Walter Reuther and Rabbi Joachim Prinz, share a laugh during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Dec
28
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Dec
27

‘The best sort of crank’

M. Wynn Thomas looks at the life of a man who invented the notion of the ‘Anglo Welsh’

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Jun
17

Autodidact who discovered Wales

Harri Pritchard Jones welcomes the biography of self-taught Welshman and artist Jonah Jones

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Jun
11

Learning from Labour’s Welsh history

John Osmond says we would be much better off if the ancient antagonisms between Labour and Plaid Cymru could be resolved

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Jun
10

How to be a Welshman

Daniel G. Williams discusses an autobiography by one of the nation’s organic intellectuals

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Apr
28
Leo Abse and his second wife, Ania, to whom he dedicated the latter part of his life
Apr
08

Lessons from a secular rabbi

John Osmond reviews Leo Abse’s last collection of essays, Old Testament Stories with a Freudian Twist