Vol. 43 No. 5 · 4 March 2021

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Cover Artist

Jon McNaught

Susan Pedersen

Sylvia Pankhurst: Natural Born Rebel by Rachel Holmes. Bloomsbury, 976 pp., £35, September 2020, 978 1 4088 8041 8

Letters

Luuk van Middelaar, Perry Anderson, Ifdal Elsaket, Matt Kelly, Caroline Walker, Ingólfur Gíslason, David Hall, Russell Farris

Rosemary Hill

London’s West End: Creating the Pleasure District, 1800-1914 by Rohan McWilliam. Oxford, 400 pp., £30, September 2020, 978 0 19 882341 4
Survey of London: Volume 53, Oxford Street edited by Andrew Saint. Yale, 421 pp., £75, April 2020, 978 1 913107 08 6

Frances Webber

Short Cuts: Detaining Refugees

Colin Kidd

The Case for Scottish Independence: A History of Nationalist Thought in Modern Scotland by Ben Jackson. Cambridge, 210 pp., £18.99, September 2020, 978 1 108 79318 6
Standing up for Scotland: Nationalist Unionism and Scottish Party Politics, 1884-2014 by David Torrance. Edinburgh, 258 pp., £80, May 2020, 978 1 4744 4781 2

Michael Symmons Roberts

Poem: ‘Custody of the Eyes’

Colm Tóibín

Francis Bacon: Revelations by Mark Stevens and Annalyn Swan. William Collins, 869 pp., £30, January, 978 0 00 729841 9

Terry Castle

Devils, Lusts and Strange Desires: The Life of Patricia Highsmith by Richard Bradford. Bloomsbury, 258 pp., £20, January, 978 1 4482 1790 8

Rupert Beale

Eeek!

Stephen Sedley

Fake Law: The Truth about Justice in an Age of Lies by the Secret Barrister. Picador, 400 pp., £20, September 2020, 978 1 5290 0994 1

Andrew O’Hagan

On the A1

Tom Stevenson

War in Space by Bleddyn Bowen. Edinburgh, 356 pp., £85, July 2020, 978 1 4744 5048 5
Dark Skies: Space Expansionism, Planetary Geopolitics and the Ends of Humanity by Daniel Deudney. Oxford, 443 pp., £22.99, June 2020, 978 0 19 090334 3

Michael Hofmann

Poem: ‘H.H., 95’

Adam Mars-Jones

Hinton by Mark Blacklock. Granta, 290 pp., £8.99, April, 978 1 78378 521 6

Clare Bucknell

At the National Gallery: Artemisia

Francis Gooding

The Reinvention of Humanity: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Remade Race, Sex and Gender by Charles King. Vintage, 431 pp., £10.99, November 2020, 978 1 78470 586 2

Rebecca Armstrong

The Aeneid translated by Shadi Bartsch. Profile, 400 pp., £16.99, November 2020, 978 1 78816 267 8

Thomas Jones

On Bill Gates

Michael Wood

Mr Wilder and Me by Jonathan Coe. Viking, 245 pp., £16.99, November 2020, 978 0 241 45466 4

Tessa Hadley

‘Blue in Chicago’ and Other Stories by Bette Howland. Picador, 329 pp., £12.99, July 2020, 978 1 5290 3582 7

John Foot

Vaffanculo Barone!

Elias Muhanna

The Idea of the Muslim World: A Global Intellectual History by Cemil Aydin. Harvard, 293 pp., £16.95, April 2019, 978 0 674 23817 6

Susan McKay

Diary: Pro-­Union Non­-Unionists

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