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Vol. 40 No. 1 · 4 January 2018

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Cover Artist

Anne Rothenstein

Ferdinand Mount

Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown. Fourth Estate, 423 pp., £16.99, September 2017, 978 0 00 820361 0

Letters

Lyn Jones, Raymond Clayton, Peter Baker, Scott Krieger, Rayah Feldman, Bryn Jones, Anne Summers, Norbert Hirschhorn, Peter Brawne, Sean French, Nicholas Tracy

Colin Burrow

The Book of Dust, Vol. I: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman. David Fickling, 546 pp., £20, October 2017, 978 0 385 60441 3
Daemon Voices: Essays on Storytelling by Philip Pullman. David Fickling, 480 pp., £20, October 2017, 978 1 910200 96 4

Michael Wood

Mrs Osmond by John Banville. Viking, 376 pp., £14.99, October 2017, 978 0 241 26017 3

Julian Barnes

Degas: A Passion for Perfection  Fitzwilliam Museum/Cambridge, until 14 January 2018
Degas Danse Dessin: Hommage à Degas avec Paul Valéry  Musée d’Orsay/Paris, until 25 February 2018
Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell  National Gallery, London, until 7 May 2018
Degas and His Model by Alice Michel, translated by Jeff Nagy. David Zwirner, 88 pp., £8.95, June 2017, 978 1 941701 55 3

Jackson Lears

What We Don’t Talk about When We Talk about Russian Hacking

Neve Gordon

The ‘New Anti-Semitism’

Patricia Lockwood

Joan Didion: The Centre Will Not Hold directed by Griffin Dunne.
South and West: From a Notebook by Joan Didion. Fourth Estate, 160 pp., £10, September 2017, 978 0 00 825717 0

Gerard Fanning

Poem: ‘Rookery’

Colin Munro

Thus were the British defeated

Rosemary Hill

One Hot Summer: Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli and the Great Stink of 1858 by Rosemary Ashton. Yale, 352 pp., £25, July 2017, 978 0 300 22726 0

Sam Kinchin-Smith

The Only Way

Joanne O’Leary

A Line Made by Walking by Sara Baume. Heinemann, 320 pp., £12.99, February 2017, 978 1 78515 041 8

David Runciman

My Life, Our Times by Gordon Brown. Bodley Head, 512 pp., £25, November 2017, 978 1 84792 497 1

Inigo Thomas

Short Cuts: Cromwell’s Seal

John Lanchester

Story: ‘Coffin Liquor’

Peter Spagnuolo

Poem: ‘Caliban Rex’

Saul Nelson

At the Barbican: Jean-Michel Basquiat

Alan Bennett

Diary: Finding My Métier

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