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Vol. 35 No. 4 · 21 February 2013

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Vol. 35 No. 4 · 21 February 2013

Hilary Mantel

Royal Bodies

Letters

Alex Bailin, Vance Maverick, Robert Kaplan, Fazia Aitel, Chris Edwards, University of East Anglia, George Irvin, School of Oriental and African Studies, Howard Reed, Landman Economics, Colchester, Mary Baldwin, Marc Haefele, Mary Camps, Rob Close, Murray Biggs

David Runciman

An English Affair: Sex, Class and Power in the Age of Profumo by Richard Davenport-Hines. Harper, 400 pp., £20, January 2013, 978 0 00 743584 5

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad

How to Start a Battalion (in Five Easy Lessons)

Malcolm Bull

On Global Justice by Mathias Risse. Princeton, 465 pp., £27.95, October 2012, 978 0 691 14269 2

Simon Armitage

Poem: ‘Deor’

Adam Mars-Jones

Harvest by Jim Crace. Picador, 273 pp., £16.99, February 2013, 978 0 330 44566 5

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Gideon Lewis-Kraus

Unlikely Warriors: The British in the Spanish Civil War and the Struggle against Fascism by Richard Baxell. Aurum, 516 pp., £25, September 2012, 978 1 84513 697 0
I Am Spain: The Spanish Civil War and the Men and Women Who Went to Fight Fascism by David Boyd Haycock. Old Street, 363 pp., £25, October 2012, 978 1 908699 10 7

Andrew O’Hagan

Short Cuts: Clytemnestra du jour

Rosemary Hill

The Love-Charm of Bombs: Restless Lives in the Second World War by Lara Feigel. Bloomsbury, 519 pp., £25, January 2013, 978 1 4088 3044 4

Jenny Turner

Every Short Story 1951-2012 by Alasdair Gray. Canongate, 933 pp., £30, November 2012, 978 0 85786 560 1

Julian Bell

At the Royal Academy: Manet

Charles Glass

House of Stone by Anthony Shadid. Granta, 336 pp., £14.99, August 2012, 978 1 84708 735 5

Mark Ford

Baudelaire: The Complete Verse edited and translated by Francis Scarfe. Anvil, 470 pp., £10.95, January 2012, 978 0 85646 427 0
Baudelaire: Paris Blues/Le Spleen de Paris edited and translated by Francis Scarfe. Anvil, 332 pp., £10.95, January 2012, 978 0 85646 429 4
Seeing Double: Baudelaire’s Modernity by Françoise Meltzer. Chicago, 264 pp., £29, May 2011, 978 0 226 51988 3

Philip Nobel

To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure by Henry Petroski. Harvard, 410 pp., £19.95, March 2012, 978 0 674 06584 0

Richard J. Evans

Was Hitler Ill? by Hans-Joachim Neumann and Henrik Eberle, translated by Nick Somers. Polity, 244 pp., £20, November 2012, 978 0 7456 5222 1

Yonatan Mendel

Diary: Israel’s Election

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