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Vol. 41 No. 19 · 10 October 2019

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Vol. 41 No. 19 · 10 October 2019

John Lanchester

The Great Firewall of China: How to Build and Control an Alternative Version of the Internet by James Griffiths. Zed, 386 pp., £20, March 2019, 978 1 78699 535 3
We Have Been Harmonised: Life in China’s Surveillance State by Kai Strittmatter. Old Street, 328 pp., £9.99, May 2019, 978 1 913083 00 7

Letters

Norman Gray, Rosie Brocklehurst, Nick Moss, David Crook, Kate Leader, Martin Daly, Elizabeth Wilson, Craig McFarlane, Peter Faulkner, Timothy Knapman

Sheng Yun

China’s Millennials

David Runciman

For the Record by David Cameron. William Collins, 732 pp., £25, September 2019, 978 0 00 823928 2

Tom Crewe

Short Cuts: The Absence of Politics

Stephen Sedley

In Court

Thomas Keymer

The Club: Johnson, Boswell and the Friends who Shaped an Age by Leo Damrosch. Yale, 488 pp., £20, April 2019, 978 0 300 21790 2

Patricia Lockwood

Novels, 1959-65: ‘The Poorhouse Fair’; ‘Rabbit, Run’; ‘The Centaur’; ‘Of the Farm’ by John Updike. Library of America, 850 pp., £36, November 2018, 978 1 59853 581 5

Jeremy Harding

At the Musée de la Libération: During the Occupation

Andrew O’Hagan

Hinch Yourself Happy: All the Best Cleaning Tips to Shine Your Sink and Soothe Your Soul by Mrs Hinch. Michael Joseph, 288 pp., £12.99, April 2019, 978 0 241 39975 0

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Nosferatu the Vampyre’

Colm Tóibín

The Lives of Lucian Freud: Youth, 1922-68 by William Feaver. Bloomsbury, 680 pp., £35, September 2019, 978 1 4088 5093 0

Diane Williams

Story: ‘Molly Went Along Quickly’

Rosemary Hill

Fat: A Cultural History of the Stuff of Life by Christopher Forth. Reaktion, 352 pp., £25, March 2019, 978 1 78914 062 0

Jacqueline Rose

Agents of Their Own Abuse

Jorie Graham

Poem: ‘Whom Are You’

Lauren Oyler

Show Them a Good Time by Nicole Flattery. Bloomsbury, 238 pp., £14.99, March 2019, 978 1 5266 1190 1

T.J. Clark

A Horse’s Impossible Head

Iain Sinclair

Diary: The Peruvian Corporation of London

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