Vol. 46 No. 13 · 4 July 2024

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Cover Artist

Jon McNaught

William Davies

Fever Dream


Hubert Murray, Michael Hodder, Kavan Stafford, Galen Strawson, Anil Gomes, Jacob Boas, Roland Salmon, David A. Lupher, Sheila Friedman, Nancy Haiduck, Michael Cooney, Ruari McCloskey

Clare Bucknell

Fool: In Search of Henry VIII’s Closest Man by Peter K. Andersson. Princeton, 210 pp., £22, September 2023, 978 0 691 25016 8

James Meek

Market Forces and Malpractice

Aditya Bahl

Short Cuts: Modi’s Setback

David Todd

Louise Dupin’s ‘Work on Women’: Selections edited and translated by Angela Hunter and Rebecca Wilkin. Oxford, 296 pp., £19.99, October 2023, 978 0 19 009010 4
The Letters of the Duchesse d’Elbeuf: Hostile Witness to the French Revolution edited by Colin Jones, Alex Fairfax-Cholmeley and Simon Macdonald. Liverpool, 411 pp., £60, October 2023, 978 1 80207 871 8

Rosemary Hill

Pauline Boty: British Pop Art’s Sole Sister by Marc Kristal. Frances Lincoln, 256 pp., £25, October 2023, 978 0 7112 8754 9
Pauline Boty: A Portrait by Bridget Boty, Ali Smith, Lynda Nead and Sue Tate. Gazelli Art House, 110 pp., £40, January, 978 1 8380609 2 3

Deborah Friedell


Jordan Kisner

The Vaster Wilds by Lauren Groff. Hutchinson Heinemann, 256 pp., £20, September 2023, 978 1 5291 5290 6

Eric Foner

A Great Disorder: National Myth and the Battle for America by Richard Slotkin. Harvard, 512 pp., £29.95, March, 978 0 674 29238 3

Tom Stevenson

War Chariots

Steven Shapin

The Taste of Water: Sensory Perception and the Making of an Industrialised Beverage by Christy Spackman. California, 289 pp., £25, December 2023, 978 0 520 39355 4

Mark Ford

On V.R. Lang

Hal Foster

At MoMA: Käthe Kollwitz’s Figures

Andrew Cockburn

The Achilles Trap: Saddam Hussein, the United States and the Middle East, 1979-2003 by Steve Coll. Allen Lane, 556 pp., £30, February, 978 0 241 68665 2

John Burnside


Jeremy Harding

Macron’s Dance


Diary: My Niche

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