This is the juiciest literary-backstabbing story since the whole Oxford poetry professorship doo-dah.
April 15: the LRB Blog quotes a TLS diary story on an Amazon reviewer variously nicknamed 'Historian' and 'orlando-birkbeck'. This reviewer has written a spate of glowing reviews of Orlando Figes' books about Russian history, and has rubbished similar books by other authors, plus one that beat a book of Figes' to a prize.
April 17: It was Figes' missus!
April 23: Figes 'fesses!