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Vol. 31 No. 20 · 22 October 2009

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Vol. 31 No. 20 · 22 October 2009

David Runciman

The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett. Allen Lane, 331 pp., £20, March 2009, 978 1 84614 039 6

Letters

Robin Dibblee, Isobel Armstrong, Colin Armstrong, Michael McGrath, Robert Hunter, Paul Trewhela, Roland Chambers, Christopher Miller, Mark Micale, Daniel Caola, Fawaz Ghitani, Malcolm Deas, Nicolas Buchele

David Bromwich

Obama’s Delusion

Michael Neill

Shakespeare, Love and Service by David Schalkwyk. Cambridge, 317 pp., £50, June 2008, 978 0 521 88639 0

David A. Bell

Beaumarchais: A Biography by Maurice Lever, translated by Susan Emanuel. Farrar, Straus, 411 pp., $26, May 2009, 978 0 374 11328 5

Christopher Clark

The Three Emperors: Three Cousins, Three Empires and the Road to World War One by Miranda Carter. Fig Tree, 584 pp., £25, September 2009, 978 0 670 91556 9

Ross McKibbin

At the Tory Conference

Brian Dillon

The Escape by Adam Thirlwell. Cape, 322 pp., £16.99, August 2009, 978 0 224 08911 1

Jenny Diski

Short Cuts: Periods

David Simpson

Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh. Murray, 544 pp., £7.99, April 2009, 978 0 7195 6897 8

David Cole

The Sacco-Vanzetti Affair: America on Trial by Moshik Temkin. Yale, 316 pp., £25, July 2009, 978 0 300 12484 2

Rachel Bowlby

Checkout: A Life on the Tills by Anna Sam.175 pp., £6.99, July 2009, 978 1 906040 29 1

William Feaver

In the Studio: Sitting for Frank Auerbach

Greg Grandin

Leftovers: Tales of the Latin American Left edited by Jorge Castañeda and Marco Morales. Routledge, 267 pp., £17.99, February 2008, 978 0 415 95671 0

Nicolas Pelham

Diary: In Gaza

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