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Vol. 40 No. 14 · 19 July 2018

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Cover Artist

Alice Spawls

Catherine Hall

Children of Uncertain Fortune: Mixed-race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic Family, 1733-1833 by Daniel Livesay. North Carolina, 448 pp., £45, January 2018, 978 1 4696 3443 2

Letters

Jefferson Morley, Thomas Powers, Lawrence Paulson, Owen Sanderson, Euan Mackinnon, Chris Moore, Judith Adamson

Michael Wood

The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa, translated by Margaret Jull Costa. Serpent’s Tail, 413 pp., £9.99, August 2018, 978 1 78125 864 4

Patrick Cockburn

The War in Five Sieges

Perry Anderson

Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time by Hilary Spurling. Hamish Hamilton, 509 pp., £25, October 2017, 978 0 241 14383 4

David Wheatley

Poem: ‘Landscape with Heavy Industry and Washing Line’

Barbara Newman

Conduct Becoming: Good Wives and Husbands in the Later Middle Ages by Glenn Burger. Pennsylvania, 262 pp., £50, September 2017, 978 0 8122 4960 6

Neal Ascherson

My Life as a Spy: Investigations in a Secret Police File by Katherine Verdery. Duke, 344 pp., £20.99, May 2018, 978 0 8223 7081 9

Rae Armantrout

Two Poems

Namara Smith

Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Granta, 275 pp., £14.99, March 2018, 978 1 78378 360 1

Mahmood Mamdani

The African University

John-Paul Stonard

At the Guggenheim Bilbao: Marc Chagall

John Lahr

Black Sunset: Hollywood Sex, Lies, Glamour, Betrayal and Raging Egos by Clancy Sigal. Icon, 352 pp., £12.99, May 2018, 978 1 78578 439 2
The London Lover: My Weekend that Lasted Thirty Years by Clancy Sigal. Bloomsbury, 274 pp., £20, May 2018, 978 1 4088 8580 2

Amjad Iraqi

Short Cuts: Anti-BDS Law

Jonathan Meades

The Tiger in the Smoke: Art and Culture in Postwar Britain by Lynda Nead. Yale, 416 pp., £35, October 2017, 978 0 300 21460 4

Malcolm Gaskill

A Cold Welcome: The Little Ice Age and Europe’s Encounter with North America by Sam White. Harvard, 361 pp., £23.95, October 2017, 978 0 674 97192 9

Jeremy Harding

Diary: My ’68

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