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Vol. 34 No. 12 · 21 June 2012

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Rupert Thomas

Adam Mars-Jones

Lionel Asbo: State of England by Martin Amis. Cape, 288 pp., £18.99, June 2012, 978 0 224 09620 1

Letters

Avner Ofrath, Blaine Stothard, Sean Gallagher, Laura Stewart, Nicholas Wolf, Henry Ansgar Kelly, Andrew O’Hagan

Glen Newey

What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael Sandel. Allen Lane, 244 pp., £20, April 2012, 978 1 84614 471 4
How Much Is Enough?: The Love of Money and the Case for the Good Life by Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky. Allen Lane, 256 pp., £20, June 2012, 978 1 84614 448 6

Jan-Werner Müller

Longing for Greater Hungary

Robert Crawford

A Lucid Dreamer: The Life of Peter Redgrove by Neil Roberts. Cape, 341 pp., £30, January 2012, 978 0 224 09029 2
Collected Poems by Peter Redgrove, edited by Neil Roberts. Cape, 496 pp., £25, January 2012, 978 0 224 09027 8

Tony Wood

At the Photographers’ Gallery: Edward Burtynsky

Mike Jay

Opium: Reality’s Dark Dream by Thomas Dormandy. Yale, 366 pp., £25, March 2012, 978 0 300 17532 5

Pankaj Mishra

Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Very British Coup by Christopher de Bellaigue. Bodley Head, 310 pp., £20, February 2012, 978 1 84792 108 6

Richard J. Evans

Krupp: A History of the Legendary German Firm by Harold James. Princeton, 360 pp., £24.95, March 2012, 978 0 691 15340 7

Daniel Soar

Short Cuts: Leveson Inquiry

Julian Bell

Blindness and Enlightenment: An Essay by Kate Tunstall. Continuum, 238 pp., £17.99, August 2011, 978 1 4411 1932 2

Robert Alter

River Jordan: The Mythology of a Dividing Line by Rachel Havrelock. Chicago, 320 pp., £26, December 2011, 978 0 226 31957 5

Joshua Cohen

The Flame Alphabet: A Novel by Ben Marcus. Granta, 289 pp., £16.99, June 2012, 978 1 84708 622 8

Jenny Diski

Downton Abbey: Series One and Two  Universal DVD, £39.99, November 2011
Upstairs Downstairs: Complete Series One and Two  BBC DVD, £17.99, April 2012
Park Lane by Frances Osborne. Virago, 336 pp., £14.99, June 2012, 978 1 84408 479 1
Habits of the House by Fay Weldon. Head of Zeus, 320 pp., £14.99, July 2012, 978 1 908800 04 6

Elaine Showalter

Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon, edited by Lyn Pykett. Oxford, 448 pp., £9.99, January 2012, 978 0 19 957703 3

Thomas Jones

Diary: Death in Florence

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