Vol. 43 No. 9 · 6 May 2021

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Cover Artist

Cressida Bell

Ferdinand Mount

The Assault on Truth: Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and the Emergence of a New Moral Barbarism by Peter Oborne. Simon and Schuster, 192 pp., £12.99, February, 978 1 3985 0100 3
Political Advice: Past, Present and Future edited by Colin Kidd and Jacqueline Rose. I.B. Tauris, 240 pp., £65, February, 978 1 83860 004 4

Letters

Richard Craven, Richard Kreitner, Thomas Monaghan, Tom Schuller, Guy Bud, Conrad Natzio, Jon Heath, Esther Whitby, Sylvia Pearson, Paul Green, David Gilchrist

Peter Geoghegan

Short Cuts: On Greensill

Anthony Grafton

The Ruins Lesson: Meaning and Material in Western Culture by Susan Stewart. Chicago, 378 pp., £23, June, 978 0 226 79220 0
The Eternal City: A History of Rome in Maps by Jessica Maier. Chicago, 199 pp., £25, October 2020, 978 0 226 59145 2

Caroline Weber

The Last Libertines by Benedetta Craveri, translated by Aaron Kerner. NYRB, 620 pp., £32, October 2020, 978 1 68137 340 9

James Butler

Red Metropolis: Socialism and the Government of London by Owen Hatherley. Repeater, 264 pp., £10.99, November 2020, 978 1 913462 20 8

Colin Kidd

Deniable Contact: Back-Channel Negotiation in Northern Ireland by Niall Ó Dochartaigh. Oxford, 306 pp., £75, March, 978 0 19 289476 2

Seamus Perry

On Seamus Heaney by R.F. Foster. Princeton, 228 pp., £14.99, September 2020, 978 0 691 17437 2

Philip Terry

Tadpoles

Adam Shatz

Places of Mind: A Life of Edward Said by Timothy Brennan. Bloomsbury, 437 pp., £20, March, 978 1 5266 1465 0

Jonathan Flint

Testing Woes

Ange Mlinko

Must I Go by Yiyun Li. Hamish Hamilton, 368 pp., £16.99, July 2020, 978 0 241 28428 5

Steve Ely

Poem: ‘Jörmungandr’

Amber Medland

Passing by Nella Larsen. Macmillan, 160 pp., £10.99, June 2020, 978 1 5290 4028 9

Christopher Tayler

Patrick O’Brian: A Very Private Life by Nikolai Tolstoy. William Collins, 608 pp., £10.99, October 2020, 978 0 00 835062 8

Ben Walker

At Satoshi’s Tea Garden

Tom Stevenson

Toxic: A History of Nerve Agents from Nazi Germany to Putin’s Russia by Dan Kaszeta. Hurst, 408 pp., £25, July 2020, 978 1 78738 306 7

Marina Warner

No Boys Play Here: A Story of Shakespeare and My Family’s Missing Men by Sally Bayley. William Collins, 253 pp., £14.99, January, 978 0 00 831888 8

Michael Hofmann

Collected Stories by Shirley Hazzard. Virago, 356 pp., £16.99, November 2020, 978 0 349 01295 7

Rosa Lyster

Diary: Along the Water

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