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Vol. 35 No. 11 · 6 June 2013

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Cover Artist

Anne Rothenstein

Patrick Cockburn

Is it the end of Sykes-Picot?

Letters

Peter McGill, Andrew Gelman, Sue Jones, Jem Thomas, Matthew Sperling, Caroline Alexander, Richard Davenport-Hines, Peter Cave

Neal Ascherson

Hanging on to Mutti

Nicholas Penny

Titian: His Life by Sheila Hale. Harper, 832 pp., £30, July 2012, 978 0 00 717582 6

Christian Lorentzen

Dear Life by Alice Munro. Chatto, 319 pp., £18.99, November 2012, 978 0 7011 8784 2

David Runciman

Margaret Thatcher: The Authorised Biography. Vol. I: Not for Turning by Charles Moore. Allen Lane, 859 pp., £30, April 2013, 978 0 7139 9282 3

Theo Tait

The Undiscovered Country: Journeys among the Dead by Carl Watkins. Bodley Head, 318 pp., £20, January 2012, 978 1 84792 140 6
A Natural History of Ghosts: 500 Years of Hunting for Proof by Roger Clarke. Particular, 360 pp., £20, November 2012, 978 1 84614 333 5

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Journey to Italy’

Sheila Heti

Heroines by Kate Zambreno. Semiotext(e), 309 pp., £12.95, November 2012, 978 1 58435 114 6

Adam Mars-Jones

Life after Life by Kate Atkinson. Doubleday, 477 pp., £18.99, March 2013, 978 0 385 61867 0

Iain Sinclair

At Annely Juda: Leon Kossoff, London Landscapes

Bee Wilson

The Redgraves: A Family Epic by Donald Spoto. Robson, 361 pp., £25, November 2012, 978 1 84954 394 1
The House of Redgrave: The Lives of a Theatrical Dynasty by Tim Adler. Aurum, 336 pp., £20, July 2012, 978 1 84513 623 9

Tony Wood

Wheel of Fortune: The Battle for Oil and Power in Russia by Thane Gustafson. Harvard, 662 pp., £20.95, November 2012, 978 0 674 06647 2

Francis FitzGibbon

Short Cuts: Without Legal Aid

Joyce Chaplin

Contagion: How Commerce Has Spread Disease by Mark Harrison. Yale, 376 pp., £25, August 2012, 978 0 300 12357 9

Jenny Diski

Diary: In Praise of Older Men

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