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Vol. 40 No. 3 · 8 February 2018

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Vol. 40 No. 3 · 8 February 2018

Susan Pedersen

Bread for All: The Origins of the Welfare State by Chris Renwick. Allen Lane, 323 pp., £20, September 2017, 978 0 241 18668 8

Letters

Oliver Lewis, Roger Jones, Neil Ferguson, Stephen Sedley, Richard Carver, Jeff Nagy, Gavin Francis, Roger Paulin, Karl Sabbagh, Nick Richardson, Jemima Smithson

Charles Nicholl

The Merchant of Prato: Daily Life in a Medieval Italian City by Iris Origo. Penguin, 400 pp., £10.99, May 2017, 978 0 241 29392 8

Charles Hope

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer  Metropolitan Museum, New York, until 12 February 2018

Thomas Meaney

Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian by Richard Aldous. Norton, 486 pp., £23.99, November 2017, 978 0 393 24470 0

Frederick Wilmot-Smith

Short Cuts: Environmental Law

Bee Wilson

The Littlehampton Libels: A Miscarriage of Justice and a Mystery about Words in 1920s England by Christopher Hilliard. Oxford, 256 pp., £30, June 2017, 978 0 19 879965 8

David Nirenberg

Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900 by Simon Schama. Bodley Head, 790 pp., £25, October 2017, 978 1 84792 280 9

Thomas Keymer

Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock, edited by Nicholas A. Joukovsky. Cambridge, 297 pp., £84.99, December 2016, 978 1 107 03186 9
Crotchet Castle by Thomas Love Peacock, edited by Freya Johnston and Matthew Bevis. Cambridge, 328 pp., £79.99, December 2016, 978 1 107 03072 5

Paul Taylor

Whose Property?

August Kleinzahler

Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ’n’ Roll by Peter Guralnick. Weidenfeld, 784 pp., £16.99, November 2015, 978 0 297 60949 0

Jamie Baxter

Poem: ‘A Profession’

Philip Clark

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The New Complete Edition  Universal Classics, £275, October 2016

Mark Ford

Reading F.T. Prince by Will May. Liverpool, 256 pp., £75, December 2016, 978 1 78138 333 9

Alice Spawls

On the Road

Nick Richardson

The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu. Head of Zeus, 416 pp., £8.99, January 2016, 978 1 78497 157 1
The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu, translated by Joel Martinsen. Head of Zeus, 512 pp., £8.99, July 2016, 978 1 78497 161 8
Death’s End by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu. Head of Zeus, 724 pp., £8.99, May 2017, 978 1 78497 165 6
The Wandering Earth by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu. Head of Zeus, 447 pp., £8.99, October 2017, 978 1 78497 851 8
Invisible Planets edited and translated by Ken Liu. Head of Zeus, 383 pp., £8.99, September 2017, 978 1 78669 278 8

Jorie Graham

Poem: ‘Tree’

Malcolm Gaskill

London’s Triumph: Merchant Adventurers and the Tudor City by Stephen Alford. Allen Lane, 316 pp., £20, April 2017, 978 0 241 00358 9

Inigo Thomas

Diary: Michael Wolff’s Book Party

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