Vol. 43 No. 6 · 18 March 2021

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Cover Artist

Naomi Frears

Letters

Peter Dews, Amanda Leach, David Elstein, James Fanning, Liz Davies, Oliver Soden, Scott Herrick, Rhys Crilley, Ian Lee, Martin Westlake

Jonathan Parry

Conservatism: The Fight for a Tradition by Edmund Fawcett. Princeton, 525 pp., £30, October 2020, 978 0 691 17410 5

Clair Wills

Good Behaviour by Molly Keane. NYRB, 291 pp., £12, May, 978 1 68137 529 8

Thomas Meaney

Singapore: A Modern History by Michael Barr. Bloomsbury, 296 pp., £17.99, December 2020, 978 1 350 18566 1

Richard Taws

At the Musée des arts et métiers: Madame de Genlis’s Models

Josephine Quinn

Alaric the Goth: An Outsider’s History of the Fall of Rome by Douglas Boin. Norton, 254 pp., £19.99, July 2020, 978 0 393 63569 0

Malcolm Gaskill

The Puritans: A Transatlantic History by David D. Hall. Princeton, 517 pp., £20, May, 978 0 691 20337 9
The Journey to the Mayflower: God’s Outlaws and the Invention of Freedom by Stephen Tomkins. Hodder, 372 pp., £12.99, February, 978 1 4736 4911 8

Niela Orr

Brand New Day

Laleh Khalili

The Emperor’s New Road: China and the Project of the Century by Jonathan E. Hillman. Yale, 294 pp., £20, October 2020, 978 0 300 24458 8

Mary Hannity

Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands by Hazel V. Carby. Verso, 416 pp., £20, September 2019, 978 1 78873 509 4

Blake Morrison

The Glass Kingdom by Lawrence Osborne. Hogarth, 304 pp., £16.99, August 2020, 978 1 78109 078 7

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘The United States v. Billie Holiday’

Thomas Jones

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. Faber, 307 pp., £20, March, 978 0 571 36487 9

Mouin Rabbani

Short Cuts: Medical Apartheid

David Trotter

Theory of the Gimmick: Aesthetic Judgment and Capitalist Form by Sianne Ngai. Harvard, 401 pp., £28.95, June 2020, 978 0 674 98454 7

Jorie Graham

Poem: ‘To 2040’

Ange Mlinko

Collected Poems: 1946-2016 by Harry Mathews. Sand Paper Press, 288 pp., $28, February 2020, 978 0 9843312 8 4

Tim Parks

Telephone Tales by Gianni Rodari, translated by Antony Shugaar. Enchanted Lion, $27.95, September 2020, 978 1 59270 284 8

Arianne Shahvisi

Diary: Life in a Tinderbox

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