Page 6, 18th September 1981

18th September 1981
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Arc De Triomphe

Joan of Arc — The Image of Female Heroism by Marina Warner. Weidenfeld and Nicholson £9.95. AT FIRST glance, the title of this book would seem to imply that here we have another......

Expressive Diary

A Diary of Readings John Baillie (0.U.P. 385 pages £2.95) THIS excellent collection of readings, the first paper-back edition of a book originally published in 1955. has......

...and Play The Game

Athleticism in the Victorian and Edwardian Public School by J. A. Mangan (Cambridge University Press, £25) IT IS always interesting to read any book that stirs the mind out of......

Tv And Radio By Tom Castro

SATURDAY Hamdden (I - ITV, I pm). A girl from Bangor talks in Welsh about studying Russian in Poland. Also a chance to see Mrs Eleanor Jones's papier mache animals. Cavalcade......

Private Life Of A Mythmaker

The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien edited by Humphrey Carpenter, with the assistance of Christopher Tolkien (Allen and Unwin, 0.95). J. R. R. TOLKIEN'S great contribution to......

Philistines

Matthew Arnold: A Life by Park Honan (Weiclenfeld & Nicolson £9.95). DR HONAN'S big book about Matthew Arnold may be compared to a rich plum cake. Stuffed with the fruit of ten......

Long And The Short Of It

WE ARE apparently undergoing a week or a fortnight of the long films. For years I have held that every ten minutes over two hours risks scoring against a film. Never surely has......

Theatre

BEDROOM farce has been the standby of London West End theatres O r many years. Provided the producer chose the right actors and the wrong man or woman was in the wrong bed and......