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Peter Pomerantsev

A Very Expensive Poison: The Definitive Story of the Murder of Litvinenko and Russia’s War with the West by Luke Harding. Faber, 424 pp., £12.99, March 2016, 978 1 78335 093 3

Letters

Joseph Choonara, Iain Macniven, Oliver Miles, Charles Homsy, Clancy Sigal, Peter Clarke, Frederick Schauer, Richard Boon, Lara Pawson

Wolfgang Streeck

Europe’s Orphan: The Future of the Euro and the Politics of Debt by Martin Sandbu. Princeton, 336 pp., £19.95, September 2015, 978 0 691 16830 2

Frances Webber

Short Cuts: Snooping on Migrants

Colm Tóibín

After I am hanged my portrait will be interesting

John Clegg

Poem: ‘What Grows, and Some Divisions’

Charles Hope

At the Royal Academy: Giorgione

Theo Tait

You Could Do Something Amazing with Your Life [You Are Raoul Moat] by Andrew Hankinson. Scribe, 204 pp., £12.99, February 2016, 978 1 922247 91 9

August Kleinzahler

James Merrill: Life and Art by Langdon Hammer. Knopf, 913 pp., £27, April 2015, 978 0 375 41333 9

Hal Foster

At the Met Breuer: Thoughts made visible

David Runciman

Broken Vows: Tony Blair – The Tragedy of Power by Tom Bower. Faber, 688 pp., £20, March 2016, 978 0 571 31420 1

Ferdinand Mount

British Imperial: What the Empire Wasn’t by Bernard Porter. I.B. Tauris, 216 pp., £20, October 2015, 978 1 78453 445 5
Heroic Failure and the British by Stephanie Barczewski. Yale, 267 pp., £20, February 2016, 978 0 300 18006 0

Amia Srinivasan

Under Rhodes

Tom Crewe

Balfour’s World: Aristocracy and Political Culture at the Fin de Siècle by Nancy Ellenberger. Boydell, 414 pp., £30, September 2015, 978 1 78327 037 8

Joanna Biggs

Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh. Cape, 260 pp., £16.99, March 2016, 978 0 224 10255 1

Terry Castle

Diary: Shaking Hands with the Hilldebeest

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