In the last issue of the Bulletin on the old model, we announced that we were considering its replacement, and from next year, History will appear five times – four issues on the usual model, and one ‘special’. That left us with this year's issue, and so we decided that, in the spirit of the old ABHL, we would devote it to reviews, but that we would add, to an enhanced review section, some pieces dealing with how we read, write, and receive history. So, we have Dr Michael Honeybone's fascinating piece on the archive on the amateur historians of Lincolnshire – a reminder of a gentler age. Oli Wort's extended review on the study of religion in early modern England raises interesting questions about the relationship between narrative and theory, and we are brought bang up to date by Beverley Southgate taking issue with Jeremy Black's scathing review of Elizabeth Deeds Ermarth's study of History in the Discursive Tradition. As an historian well used to controversy, I have to say I particularly enjoyed this, and would be happy to consider any ripostes or comments in future issues.