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Young Eliot: From St Louis to The Waste Land Robert Crawford • The Letters of T S Eliot: Volume 5, 1930–1931 (edd) Valerie Eliot & John Haffenden 7 David Gilmour

The Lost Imperialist: Lord Dufferin, Memory & Mythmaking in an Age of Celebrity Andrew Gailey 9 Francis Wheen

Jeremy Thorpe Michael Bloch 10 Richard Davenport-Hines

On the Wilder Shores of Love: A Bohemian Life Lesley Blanch 11 David Gelber on five biographies of monarchs 13 Christopher Tyerman

The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power behind Five English Thrones Thomas Asbridge 15 Harriet Walker

Vivienne Westwood Vivienne Westwood & Ian Kelly f or e i g n pa rts 16 Jan Morris

The Italians John Hooper 18 Mick Brown

The Living Goddess: A Journey into the Heart of Kathmandu Isabella Tree 19 Richard Cockett

This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War Samanth Subramanian 20 Sara Wheeler

Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage Kathleen Winter 22 Justin Marozzi

A Man of Good Hope Jonny Steinberg a rt 23 Jonathan Keates

The Rape of Europa: The Intriguing History of Titian’s Masterpiece Charles FitzRoy 24 Kevin Jackson

Green: The History of a Color Michel Pastoureau 26 James Hall

Ovid and the Metamorphoses of Modern Art from Botticelli to Picasso Paul Barolsky

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