Vol. 44 No. 8 · 21 April 2022

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Cover Artist

Anne Rothenstein

Letters

Felix Cowan, Craig McFarlane, Thomas Grant, Roger Booker, Gerry Harrison, John Hendry, Conrad Natzio, Albion Urdank, Holly Trusted, Joe Waters

Stefan Collini

The BBC: A People’s History by David Hendy. Profile, 638 pp., £25, January, 978 1 78125 525 4
This Is the BBC: Entertaining the Nation, Speaking for Britain? 1922-2022 by Simon J. Potter. Oxford, 288 pp., £20, April, 978 0 19 289852 4

Andrew O’Hagan

Extinct: A Compendium of Obsolete Objects edited by Barbara Penner, Adrian Forty, Olivia Horsfall Turner and Miranda Critchley. Reaktion, 390 pp., £23.99, October 2021, 978 1 78914 452 9

Erin Maglaque

Love: A History in Five Fantasies by Barbara Rosenwein. Polity, 220 pp., £20, October 2021, 978 1 5095 3183 7

Tom Crewe

A Nest of Gentlefolk and Other Stories by Ivan Turgenev, translated by Jessie Coulson. Riverrun, 568 pp., £9.99, April 2020, 978 1 5294 0405 0
Love and Youth: Essential Stories by Ivan Turgenev, translated by Nicolas Pasternak Slater and Maya Slater. Pushkin, 222 pp., £12, October 2020, 978 1 78227 601 2

Arianne Shahvisi

Short Cuts: What It Costs to Live

Emily LaBarge

At the Hayward: ‘The Woven Child’

Jonathan Parry

Entente Imperial: British and French Power in the Age of Empire by Edward J. Gillin. Amberley, 288 pp., £20, February, 978 1 3981 0289 7

Jen Stout

In Tulcea

John Foot

Holy War: The Untold Story of Catholic Italy’s Crusade against the Ethiopian Orthodox Church by Ian Campbell. Hurst, 449 pp., £30, November 2021, 978 1 78738 477 4

Anne Carson

On Snow

Emily Witt

Pure Colour by Sheila Heti. Harvill Secker, 216 pp., £16.99, February, 978 1 78730 280 8

Mary Wellesley

In Hereford

Lucie Elven

The Fool and Other Moral Tales by Anne Serre, translated by Mark Hutchinson. Les Fugitives, 228 pp., £10.99, June 2021, 978 1 8380141 5 5
The Beginners by Anne Serre, translated by Mark Hutchinson. New Directions, 128 pp., $14.95, July 2021, 978 0 8112 3031 5

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘The Worst Person in the World’

Owen Bennett-Jones

Stonehouse: Cabinet Minister, Fraudster, Spy by Julian Hayes. Robinson, 384 pp., £25, July 2021, 978 1 4721 4654 0
John Stonehouse, My Father: The True Story of the Runaway MP by Julia Stonehouse. Icon, 384 pp., £10.99, May, 978 1 78578 819 2

Colin Burrow

Alexander Pope in the Making by Joseph Hone. Oxford, 240 pp., £60, January 2021, 978 0 19 884231 6
The Poet and the Publisher: The Case of Alexander Pope, Esq., of Twickenham v. Edmund Curll, Bookseller in Grub Street by Pat Rogers. Reaktion, 470 pp., £25, May 2021, 978 1 78914 416 1

Jorie Graham

Poem: ‘Time Frame’

Liam Shaw

Slime: A Natural History by Susanne Wedlich, translated by Ayça Türkoğlu. Granta, 326 pp., £20, November 2021, 978 1 78378 670 1

Christopher de Bellaigue

English Pastoral: An Inheritance by James Rebanks. Penguin, 304 pp., £9.99, September 2021, 978 0 14 198257 1
Field Work: What Land Does to People and What People Do to Land by Bella Bathurst. Profile, 236 pp., £9.99, April, 978 1 78816 214 2

Richard Sanger

Diary: Nothing ever happens in Ottawa

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