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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

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diary Frances Wilson art Peter Marshall

Albrecht Dürer: Art and Autobiography David Ekserdjian • Dürer’s Lost Masterpiece: Art and Society at the Dawn of a Global Age Ulinka Rublack Sarah Dunant

How to Be a Renaissance Woman: The Untold History of Beauty and Female Creativity Jill Burke • ‘Painted Love: Renaissance Marriage Portraits’ (Holburne Museum, Bath, until 1 October) Charles Darwent

Giacometti in Paris Michael Peppiatt follow the money Harold James

The Economic Government of the World 1933–2023 Martin Daunton David Edgerton

The World of Sugar: How the Sweet Stuff Transformed Our Politics, Health, and Environment over 2,000 Years Ulbe Bosma Martin Vander Weyer

Anansi’s Gold: The Man Who Looted the West, Outfoxed Washington, and Swindled the World Yepoka Yeebo art of writing Gillian Tindall

Lifescapes: A Biographer’s Search for the Soul Ann Wroe Valentine Cunningham

Retroland: A Reader’s Guide to the Dazzling Diversity of Modern Fiction Peter Kemp Sheena Joughin

The Writing School Miranda France history Richard Vinen

Backbone of the Nation: Mining Communities and the Great Strike of 1984–85 Robert Gildea Damian Le Bas

Europe and the Roma: A History of Fascination and Fear Klaus-Michael Bogdal • Travellers through Time: A Gypsy History Jeremy Harte Steven Nadler

Jewish Politics in Spinoza’s Amsterdam Anne O Albert Tim Stanley

Birchers: How the John Birch Society Radicalized the American Right Matthew Dallek

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