September 2011, no. 334

September 2011, no. 334

News from the Editor's Desk


Fiction galore

When entries closed in July, we had received 1300 entries in the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. Our three voracious judges are now finalis ...

Letters to the Editor - September 2011


Mitchell revealed

Dear Editor,

Your reviewer of my publication Book Life: The Life and Times of David Scott Mitchell (July–August 2011) has not properly understood the book and its central arguments. Mitchell poses an historiographical ch ...

Peter Stothard reviews 'Rome' by Robert Hughes

Peter Stothard

There are two sorts of carelessness that a reviewer of history books will regularly see. The first is a minor marring of virtue: a small blot on a show of swashbuckling confidence and command over grand themes, a lack of care for what lesser men may think, arrogance even ...

Frank McLynn: Captain Cook

Norman Etherington

The world’s greatest sea explorer versus the academics

Norman Etherington


Captain Cook: Master of the Seas
by Frank McLynn
Yale University Press (Inbooks), $45 hb, 510 pp, 9780300114218

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