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The London Magazine - February / March 2013

The London Magazine - February / March 2013

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Inside this issue, exclusive work from:

Martin Plaut - Africa editor for the BBC's Home service on ‘Thinking the Unthinkable, an essay considering South Africa after Mandela’
Michael Binyon - Leader writer for the Times writes a review of ‘Ever the Diplomat’ by Sherard Cowper Coles
Diana Barsham - with the bicentennial anniversary of Pride and Prejudice in mind ‘Something White and Womanish’ explores Jane Austen's emotional life.

Featured in this issue:


Hugh Dunkerley, Postcolonialism for Beginners
Conor Patrick, Goodbye, Crocodile


Suzi Feay, 'Bluebeard’s Wife
Cathy Galvin, 'Black and Blue'
Christopher Luck, 'The Insect Hunt'
Geoffrey Movius, Poem
Stephen Sandy, Poem
James Simpson, Triptych
Jon Stallworthy, 'Hedge Poem' (or Two Poems)
William Wright, 'Mosquito'


Malcolm Forbes, 'Death in Venice'
Jeffrey Meyers, 'Iris Murdoch’s Letters to Alex Colville'
Terry Philpot, Thomas Hughes, Headline piece
Martin Plaut, 'Thinking the Unthinkable: Life After Mandela'
Marina Vaizey, 'Royal vs. Private Art Collectors'
Diana Barsham, 'Something White and Womanish: Fresh perspectives on Jane Austen’s Seaside Romance'


Michael Binyon, 'Sherard Cowper Coles, Ever the Diplomat'
Eamonn Gearon, 'Artemis Cooper on Patrick Leigh Fermor'
Terry Kelly, 'Recent American Poetry collections'
Erik Martiny, 'Combing the Waves: The Nabi Sculptor'
Tom Sykes, 'Asia'

Letter to the Editor, William Pownall

The London Magazine has been responsible for publishing some of the most significant literature in British history. From Wordsworth, Shelley and Keats to T. S. Eliot, Sylvia Plath, Dylan Thomas and Doris Lessing, today it remains at the forefront with the best contemporary writing. Its writers on art have included John Richardson, Alan Bowness, Edward Lucie-Smith and Mel Gooding and it has featured original work by Graham Sutherland, Prunella Clough, Maggie Hambling and Frank Auerbach.