20 AUGUST 1988, Page 48

No. 1539: Critics' forum

A review, please, by Captain Ahab of Whale Nation, by Bret- Fox of the Irish RM, by Bunyan of The Old Devils, by Bertie Wooster of The Anatomy of Melan- choly or by a similarly mismatched review- er of some other book (maximum 150 words). Entries to 'Competition No. 1539 by 2 September. The top winner of this and the next 11 competitions will receive a bottle of Château Cantemerle 1979 through the kindness of Asshetons, Solicitors, 99 Aldwych, London WC2.