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Vol. 37 No. 9 · 7 May 2015

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Cover Artist

Alexander Gorlizki

Neal Ascherson

The Promised Land by Erich Maria Remarque, translated by Michael Hofmann. Vintage, 423 pp., £16.99, February 2015, 978 0 09 957708 9

Letters

John Gillingham, Scott Herrick, Keith Bilton, Jonathan Elphick, Jane Symonds, Margaret McCartney, Paul Taylor, Pedro Solares, Matthew Young

Jenny Turner

Barely under Control

Dawn Foster

Free Schools

Hilary Mantel

Story: ‘The School of English’

Barbara Newman

Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things? Saints and Worshippers from the Martyrs to the Reformation by Robert Bartlett. Princeton, 787 pp., £27.95, December 2013, 978 0 691 15913 3

Frederick Seidel

Poem: ‘Down below Riverside Park’

Peter Green

Ancient Persia: A Concise History of the Achaemenid Empire, 550-330 BCE by Matt Waters. Cambridge, 252 pp., £19.99, January 2014, 978 0 521 25369 7

Owen Hatherley

Nye: The Political Life of Aneurin Bevan by Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds. I.B. Tauris, 316 pp., £25, October 2014, 978 1 78076 209 8

Thomas Jones

Short Cuts: Hitler’s Last Day

Ben Jackson

Honourable Friends? Parliament and the Fight for Change by Caroline Lucas. Portobello, 281 pp., £14.99, March 2015, 978 1 84627 593 7

Jeremy Harding

At the RA: Richard Diebenkorn

Jenny Diski

In Gratitude

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Force Majeure’, ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’

Peter Howarth

Robert Graves: Selected Poems edited by Michael Longley. Faber, 136 pp., £15.99, August 2013, 978 0 571 28383 5

David Runciman

Notes on the Election

Stephen Walsh

Words without Music: A Memoir by Philip Glass. Faber, 416 pp., £22.50, April 2015, 978 0 571 32372 2

Hugo Williams

Poem: ‘After Midnight’

Suzy Hansen

Diary: In Istanbul

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