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Vol. 38 No. 10 · 19 May 2016

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Naomi Frears

Sheng Yun

One Child: The Story of China’s Most Radical Experiment by Mei Fong. Oneworld, 250 pp., £12.99, January 2016, 978 1 78074 845 0
China’s Hidden Children: Abandonment, Adoption and the Human Costs of the One-Child Policy by Kay Ann Johnson. Chicago, 218 pp., £16, March 2016, 978 0 226 35251 0

Letters

James Barrett, Wolfgang Streeck, John McGill, Perry Anderson, Alastair Holder Ross, James Bettley, Brian Slocock, Omar Naqib, Martin Rose, Roland Mayer, James Brophy, Abe Davies, Michael Newton

Hilary Mantel

Story: ‘Kinsella in His Hole’

Daniel Smith

In a Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donvan and Caren Zucker. Allen Lane, 670 pp., £25, January 2016, 978 1 84614 566 7
NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter about People Who Think Differently by Steve Silberman. Allen and Unwin, 534 pp., £9.99, February 2016, 978 1 76011 364 3

Raphael Cormack

Short Cuts: Could it be the Muhammad Ali?

Charles Nicholl

The Shakespeare Circle: An Alternative Biography edited by Paul Edmondson and Stanley Wells. Cambridge, 358 pp., £18.99, October 2015, 978 1 107 69909 0

Ferdinand Mount

Nigels against the World

John Burnside

Poem: ‘Crane Watching in Ostprignitz-Ruppin, November 2014’

Bee Wilson

Edith Piaf: A Cultural History by David Looseley. Liverpool, 254 pp., £25, October 2015, 978 1 78138 257 8

August Kleinzahler

Under the Flight Path

Malcolm Vale

The Hundred Years War, Vol. IV: Cursed Kings by Jonathan Sumption. Faber, 909 pp., £40, August 2015, 978 0 571 27454 3
Agincourt by Anne Curry. Oxford, 272 pp., £18.99, August 2015, 978 0 19 968101 3
The Battle of Agincourt edited by Anne Curry and Malcolm Mercer. Yale, 344 pp., £30, October 2015, 978 0 300 21430 7
24 Hours at Agincourt: 25 October 1415 by Michael Jones. W.H. Allen, 352 pp., £20, September 2015, 978 0 7535 5545 3
Agincourt: Henry V, the Man-at-Arms and the Archer by W.B. Bartlett. Amberley, 447 pp., £20, September 2015, 978 1 4456 3949 9

David Blackbourn

Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present by Michael Kater. Yale, 463 pp., £25, August 2014, 978 0 300 17056 6

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Miles Ahead’

Thomas Meaney

Conversations with Stalin by Milovan Djilas, translated by Michael Petrovich. Penguin, 160 pp., £9.99, January 2014, 978 0 14 139309 4

David Jackson

At the National Portrait Gallery: Russia and the Arts

Daniel Finn

The BBC’s ‘Irish Troubles’: Television, Conflict and Northern Ireland by Robert Savage. Manchester, 298 pp., £70, May 2015, 978 0 7190 8733 2

Paul Nemser

Poem: ‘Mitte’

Mary-Kay Wilmers

Diary: On Jenny Diski

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