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Vol. 35 No. 23 · 5 December 2013

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Vol. 35 No. 23 · 5 December 2013

Julian Barnes

Man with a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud by Martin Gayford. Thames and Hudson, 248 pp., £12.95, March 2012, 978 0 500 28971 6
Breakfast with Lucian: A Portrait of the Artist by Geordie Greig. Cape, 260 pp., £25, October 2013, 978 0 224 09685 0

Letters

Tony Simpson, Kevin Anderson, Roger Berger Everett, Justin Horton, Samuel Kirwan, James Hall, David Howell, Glenn Bruce, Stefan Collini, Dave Rankin, Naomi Sobol

Thomas Laqueur

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Christopher Clark. Allen Lane, 697 pp., £30, September 2013, 978 0 7139 9942 6

Gillian Darley

My Father’s War

Deborah Friedell

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. Bantam, 384 pp., £18.99, October 2013, 978 0 593 07047 5

John Burnside

Poem: ‘Erosion’

Ian Sansom

The Quarry by Iain Banks. Little, Brown, 326 pp., £18.99, June 2013, 978 1 4087 0394 6

Glen Newey

The Harm in Hate Speech by Jeremy Waldron. Harvard, 292 pp., £19.95, June 2012, 978 0 674 06589 5

Michael Dobson

Thirty Great Myths about Shakespeare by Laurie Maguire and Emma Smith. Wiley-Blackwell, 216 pp., £14.99, December 2012, 978 0 470 65851 2

Richard J. Evans

A Blessing in Disguise: War and Town Planning in Europe, 1940-45 edited by Jörn Düwel and Niels Gutschow. DOM, 415 pp., €98, August 2013, 978 3 86922 295 0

Joanna Biggs

Short Cuts: At the Food Bank

Colin Kidd

The Enlightenment and Why It Still Matters by Anthony Pagden. Oxford, 436 pp., £20, May 2013, 978 0 19 966093 3

John Pemble

Disraeli: or, The Two Lives by Douglas Hurd and Edward Young. Orion, 320 pp., £20, July 2013, 978 0 297 86097 6
The Great Rivalry: Gladstone and Disraeli by Dick Leonard. I.B. Tauris, 226 pp., £22.50, June 2013, 978 1 84885 925 8
Disraeli: The Romance of Politics by Robert O’Kell. Toronto, 595 pp., £66.99, February 2013, 978 1 4426 4459 5

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘To Be or Not to Be’

Michael Grayshott

Animal Trials by Edward Payson Evans. Hesperus, 146 pp., £9.99, February 2013, 978 1 84391 382 5

Mark Ford

Poem: ‘Show Time’

Terry Eagleton

Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait by Denys Turner. Yale, 300 pp., £18.99, May 2013, 978 0 300 18855 4

Marina Warner

At Camden Arts Centre: Kara Walker

Peter Pomerantsev

Diary: Sistema

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