London Review of Books. 14 November 1996. Cover: Peter Campbell.

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London Review of Books. 11 September 2003. Cover: Peter Campbell.

London Review of Books. 25 September 2003. Cover: Peter Campbell.

Readers of the London Review of Books are treated to poems and letters from readers. Readers of the magazine can submit their original work for publication, or respond to essays, reviews, and other reader-submitted writings in their letters, which are then published at the discretion of the magazines editors.


After the US A-10 tank-buster bombers known as Warthogs had finished off the Iraqi armoured brigades on the Basra Road, Harold Pinter, disgusted by the gratuitous carnage, wrote a poem called ‘American Football’. He sent it to several publications, including the London Review of Books, where I then worked. He had it faxed to the paper’s office on Tavistock Square. None of the editors much liked the poem, but because it was by Pinter there was some further deliberation, and as the afternoon ended we thought we’d defer the decision to the following morning. The London Review of Books is known well for publishing book reviews and essays on various intellectual and academic topics. The magazines reviewers focus on contemporary works as well as new editions of older material, like one new collection of works by D.H. Lawrence reviewed in May 2014. Essayists for the magazine deal in their writing with anything from geopolitical events to academic and literary debates, which often include the opinions of readers as put forth in their letters.The London Review of Books is a publication known mainly for publishing literary and intellectual essays in English. Included in the magazine are book reviews and essays on various intellectual and academic topics, shorter art and film reviews, and a section for poems and letters from readers.Your London Review Of Books Magazine Subscription is coming soon! As an added bonus, your magazines will continue annually. Towards the end of each subscription period you will receive a reminder notice and your account will be charged the rate on the notice for the next year of issues until you tell us to stop. Enjoy your subscription!