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Vol. 39 No. 17 · 7 September 2017

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Vol. 39 No. 17 · 7 September 2017

Ferdinand Mount

Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India by Shashi Tharoor. Hurst, 295 pp., £20, March 2017, 978 1 84904 808 8
The Making of India: The Untold Story of British Enterprise by Kartar Lalvani. Bloomsbury, 433 pp., £25, March 2016, 978 1 4729 2482 7
India Conquered: Britain’s Raj and the Chaos of Empire by Jon Wilson. Simon & Schuster, 564 pp., £12.99, August 2017, 978 1 4711 0126 7

Letters

Elizabeth Gabriel, Ben Bethell, Abby Lippman, Robin Garner, Tom Rivers, Johnnie Bicket, Nicholas Murray, John Davies, Ruth Evans, Stephen Pickles, James Hall, Frank Conley, Oliver Lewis, Gary Wilder, David Lehmann

Rosemary Hill

Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life by Sally Bedell Smith. Michael Joseph, 624 pp., £25, April 2017, 978 0 7181 8780 4
The Duchess: The Untold Story by Penny Junor. William Collins, 320 pp., £20, June 2017, 978 0 00 821100 4

Malise Ruthven

The Saudi Trillions

Tristan McConnell

In Kisumu

Adam Shatz

Wrecking Ball

Eliot Weinberger

Story: ‘Not Recommended Reading’

Amia Srinivasan

Other Minds: The Octopus and the Evolution of Intelligent Life by Peter Godfrey-Smith. Collins, 255 pp., £20, March 2017, 978 0 00 822627 5
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery. Simon & Schuster, 272 pp., £8.99, April 2016, 978 1 4711 4675 6

Colm Tóibín

Short Cuts: In Barcelona

Michael Wood

Lettres à la marquise: correspondance inédite avec Marie Arconati Visconti by Alfred Dreyfus, edited by Philippe Oriol. Grasset, 592 pp., £19, March 2017, 978 2 246 85965 9

Brian Dillon

At Tate Britain: Queer British Art

Peter Green

Athens Burning: The Persian Invasion of Greece and the Evacuation of Attica by Robert Garland. Johns Hopkins, 170 pp., £15, February 2017, 978 1 4214 2196 4

Ralf Webb

Poem: ‘Mobile Home Park’

Malcolm Gaskill

Accidents and Violent Death in Early Modern London, 1650-1750 by Craig Spence. Boydell, 273 pp., £65, November 2016, 978 1 78327 135 1

Colin Burrow

Theory of the Lyric by Jonathan Culler. Harvard, 391 pp., £19.95, September 2017, 978 0 674 97970 3

Michael Hofmann

Attrib. and Other Stories by Eley Williams. Influx, 169 pp., £9.99, March 2017, 978 1 910312 16 2
Frit by Eley Williams. Sad, 35 pp., £6, April 2017

Thomas Jones

Anna by Niccolò Ammaniti, translated by Jonathan Hunt. Canongate, 261 pp., £12.99, August 2017, 978 1 78211 834 3

John Burnside

Two Poems

May Jeong

Diary: Femicide in Kandahar

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