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Vol. 38 No. 22 · 17 November 2016

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Vol. 38 No. 22 · 17 November 2016

Colin Kidd

Citizen Clem: A Biography of Attlee by John Bew. Riverrun, 668 pp., £30, September 2016, 978 1 78087 989 5

Letters

Andrew Wilton, Tim Gutteridge, Eoin Dillon, Neil Ferguson, Mary-Kay Wilmers, James Graham, Jeremy Harding, Isabel Smith, Mikita Brottman, Peter Clarke

Neal Ascherson

England prepares to leave the world

Thomas Jones

Earthquake!

Owen Hatherley

A3: Threads and Connections by Peter Ahrends. Right Angle, 128 pp., £18, December 2015, 978 0 9532848 9 4
Raw Concrete: The Beauty of Brutalism by Barnabas Calder. Heinemann, 416 pp., £25, April 2016, 978 0 434 02244 1
Space, Hope and Brutalism: English Architecture 1945-75 by Elain Harwood. Yale, 512 pp., £60, September 2015, 978 0 300 20446 9
Concrete Concept: Brutalist Buildings around the World by Christopher Beanland. Frances Lincoln, 192 pp., £18, February 2016, 978 0 7112 3764 3
This Brutal World by Peter Chadwick. Phaidon, 224 pp., £29.95, April 2016, 978 0 7148 7108 0
Modern Forms: A Subjective Atlas of 20th-Century Architecture by Nicolas Grospierre. Prestel, 224 pp., £29.99, February 2016, 978 3 7913 8229 6
Modernist Estates: The Buildings and the People Who Live in Them by Stefi Orazi. Frances Lincoln, 192 pp., £25, September 2015, 978 0 7112 3675 2
Architecture an Inspiration by Ivor Smith. Troubador, 224 pp., £24.95, November 2014, 978 1 78462 069 1

Michael Wood

Barthes: A Biography by Tiphaine Samoyault, translated by Andrew Brown. Polity, 586 pp., £25, December 2016, 978 1 5095 0565 4

Nick Richardson

Short Cuts: ‘The Bestseller Code’

Thomas Chatterton Williams

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Fleet, 320 pp., £14.99, October 2016, 978 0 7088 9839 0

Mark Ford

Poem: ‘Viewless Wings’

Stephanie Burt

Time Will Clean the Carcass Bones: Selected and New Poems by Lucia Perillo. Copper Canyon, 239 pp., $23, February 2016, 978 1 55659 473 1

Joost Hiltermann

Sold Out? US Foreign Policy, Iraq, the Kurds and the Cold War by Bryan Gibson. Palgrave, 256 pp., £65, May 2015, 978 1 349 69552 2

Paul Keegan

Housman Country: Into the Heart of England by Peter Parker. Little, Brown, 446 pp., £25, June 2016, 978 1 4087 0613 8

Bee Wilson

My Darling Mr Asquith: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Venetia Stanley by Stefan Buczacki. Cato and Clarke, 464 pp., £28.99, April 2016, 978 0 9934186 0 0

Will Self

At the Wellcome: Bedlam, The Asylum and Beyond

David A. Bell

The Wanton Jesuit and the Wayward Saint: A Tale of Sex, Religion and Politics in 18th-Century France by Mita Choudhury. Penn State, 234 pp., £43.95, December 2015, 978 0 271 07081 0

Anne Wagner

At the Courtauld: Rodin and Dance

Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen

Farewell to the World: A History of Suicide by Marzio Barbagli, translated by Lucinda Byatt. Polity, 407 pp., £19.99, September 2015, 978 0 7456 6245 9

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘The Innocents’

Stephen Alford

Bad Queen Bess? Libels, Secret Histories, and the Politics of Publicity in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I by Peter Lake. Oxford, 497 pp., £35, January 2016, 978 0 19 875399 5
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years by John Guy. Viking, 494 pp., £25, May 2016, 978 0 670 92225 3

Kerry Brown

Diary: The Cultural Revolution

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