The historian of Machiavelli and Gibbon—New Zealand originator of a ‘new British history’ framed beyond Anglocentrism—looks at Tom Nairn’s After Britain. Is the United Kingdom really fated to disintegration, or absorption into Europe?
John Bayley: Tolstoy and the Novel. Chatto & Windus. 35s.
Diana Spearman: The Novel and Society. Routledge and Kegan Paul 40s.