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contents november 2022 issue 513 Editor Nancy Sladek Deputy Editor Tom Fleming Assistant Editor David Gelber Contributing Editors Jonathan Beckman Michael Burleigh Sara Wheeler Philip Womack Editorial & Marketing Assistant Michael Delgado Marketing Manager Constance Watson Advertising Manager Terry Finnegan Classified Advertising David Sturge Founding Editor Dr Anne Smith Cover Illustration Chris Riddell

The Literary Review, incorporating Quarto, is published monthly from: 44 Lexington Street, London W1F 0LW All subscription enquiries and changes of address to: Literary Review Subscriptions, The Maltings, West Street, All advertising enquiries to: Terry Finnegan, Literary Review, 44 Lexington Street, London W1F 0LW Print by: CPUK Print Publishing Ltd, www.cp-uk.co.uk Distributed to newsagents worldwide by: Distributed to bookshops by: Central Books, 99 Wallis Road, London Designed by Cog Design Literary Review is set in Adobe Caslon and Janet. The latter is a digitisation of an engraved typeface designed by the artist and typographer Reynolds Stone, and named after his wife.

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diary 1 James Campbell art & architecture 6 Adrian Tinniswood

The Artist’s Studio: A Cultural History James Hall 8 Jerry White

London: The Great Transformation 1860–1920 Philip Davies 9 Gillian Tindall

Heritage: A History of How We Conserve Our Past James Stourton the state we’re in 11 Carl Miller

The Chaos Machine: The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World Max Fisher 12 David Anderson

Emergency State: How We Lost Our Freedoms in the Pandemic and Why it Matters Adam Wagner 14 Simon Briscoe

Bad Data: How Governments, Politicians and the Rest of Us Get Misled by Numbers Georgina Sturge ancient rome 15 Antony Spawforth

Crassus: The First Tycoon Peter Stothard 16 Bijan Omrani

The Mad Emperor: Heliogabalus and the Decadence of Rome Harry Sidebottom heaven & earth 17 Costica Bradatan

Christendom: The Triumph of a Religion Peter Heather 18 Nigel Andrew

Country Church Monuments C B Newham 20 Daniel Rey

The Word: On the Translation of the Bible John Barton notebook 22 Florence Hazrat On the evolution of the exclamation mark literary lives 24 Tim Smith-Laing

The Posthumous Papers of the Manuscripts Club Christopher de Hamel 25 Miranda Seymour

Between Friends: The Letters of Vera Brittain & Winifred Holtby Elaine and English Showalter (edd)

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