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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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A Cold Spell: A Human History of Ice Max Leonard Charles Foster

Crossings: How Road Ecology Is Shaping the Future of Our Planet Ben Goldfarb Nigel Andrew

Fire Weather: A True Story f rom a Hotter World John Vaillant history Christopher Tyerman

Templars: The Knights Who Made Britain Steve Tibble John Adamson

The Revolutionary Temper: Paris, 1748–1789 Robert Darnton Donald Rayfield

Blood on the Snow: The Russian Revolution 1914–1924 Robert Service Richard Overy

Don’t Let ’s Be Beastly to the Germans: The British Occupation of Germany, 1945–49 Daniel Cowling Dorian Lynskey

Beauty is in the Street: Protest and Counterculture in PostWar Europe Joachim C Häberlen literary lives Suleika Dawson

The Secret Life of John le Carré Adam Sisman Norma Clarke

A Memoir of My Former Self: A Life in Writing Hilary Mantel Dan Franklin

My Back Pages: An Undeniably Personal History of Publishing 1972–2022 Richard Charkin state of the nation Stewart Wood

Shattered Nation: Inequality and the Geography of a Failing State Danny Dorling Simon Nixon

You May Never See Us Again: The Barclay Dynasty – A Story of Survival, Secrecy and Succession Jane Martinson

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