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Vol. 35 No. 24 · 19 December 2013

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Vol. 35 No. 24 · 19 December 2013

Jenny Turner

Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life by Hermione Lee. Chatto, 508 pp., £25, November 2013, 978 0 7011 8495 7

Letters

Nicholas Humphrey, R.W. Johnson, Mahmood Mamdani, Richard J. Evans, Jim Maloney, Caroline Pinder Cracraft , Chris Sansom, Peter Betts, Andrew Lewis, Bob West, Paul Readman, Mary Bergan, Nicholas Stephenson

Seymour M. Hersh

Whose sarin?

James Wood

Benjamin Britten: A Life in the 20th Century by Paul Kildea. Allen Lane, 635 pp., £30, January 2013, 978 1 84614 232 1
Benjamin Britten: A Life for Music by Neil Powell. Hutchinson, 512 pp., £25, January 2013, 978 0 09 193123 0

Susan Pedersen

Shirley Williams: The Biography by Mark Peel. Biteback, 461 pp., £25, September 2013, 978 1 84954 604 1

Owen Bennett-Jones

Decoding al-Qaida’s Strategy: The Deep Battle against America by Michael Ryan. Columbia, 368 pp., £23.15, September 2013, 978 0 231 16384 2
The Terrorist’s Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organisations by Jacob Shapiro. Princeton, 352 pp., £19.95, July 2013, 978 0 691 15721 4

Francis FitzGibbon

Short Cuts: The Lobbying Bill

Christopher Tayler

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Little, Brown, 771 pp., £20, October 2013, 978 1 4087 0494 3

John-Paul Stonard

At the Guggenheim: Christopher Wool

J. Hoberman

Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-39 by Thomas Doherty. Columbia, 429 pp., £24, April 2013, 978 0 231 16392 7
The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler by Ben Urwand. Harvard, 327 pp., £19.95, August 2013, 978 0 674 72474 7

David Harsent

Poem: ‘Fire: a song for Mistress Askew

Anne Enright

At Turner Contemporary: Dorothy Cross, Connemara

Marina Warner

Silence: A Christian History by Diarmaid MacCulloch. Allen Lane, 337 pp., £20, April 2013, 978 1 84614 426 4

Rosemary Hill

Her Brilliant Career: Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties by Rachel Cooke. Virago, 368 pp., £18.99, October 2013, 978 1 84408 740 2

Colin Burrow

Solo: A James Bond Novel by William Boyd. Cape, 322 pp., £18.99, September 2013, 978 0 224 09747 5

Susan McKay

Diary: Jean McConville

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