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contents april 2017 • issue 452 Editor Nancy Sladek Deputy Editor Tom Fleming Editor-at-Large Jeremy Lewis Assistant Editors Frank Brinkley • David Gelber Editorial Assistant Sophie Baggott Contributing Editors Jonathan Beckman Michael Burleigh • Sara Wheeler • Philip Womack Advertising Manager Terry Finnegan Classified Advertising David Sturge Marketing Manager Katherine Bogden Bayard Founding Father Auberon Waugh Founding Editor Dr Anne Smith Cover Illustration Chris Riddell

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pulpit 1 Dominic Green biography 6 Donald Rayfield

Miłosz: A Biography Andrzej Franaszek 8 Lucy Lethbridge

The Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound Wendy Moore 9 Kenneth O Morgan

Victor Grayson: The Man & the Mystery David Clark history 11 Felipe Fernández-Armesto

The Moor’s Last Stand: How Seven Centuries of Muslim Rule in Spain Came to an End Elizabeth Drayson 12 Adrian Tinniswood

The English Conquest of Jamaica: Oliver Cromwell’s Bid for Empire Carla Gardina Pestana • Oliver Cromwell: England’s Protector David Horspool 14 Richard Bourke

Edmund Burke & The Invention of Modern Conservatism Emily Jones 15 Jonathan Keates

Talleyrand in London: The Master Diplomat’s Last Mission Linda Kelly 17 Keith Lowe

Hannah’s Dress: Berlin 1904–2014 Pascale Hugues art 18 Tanya Harrod

Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship Andy Friend 20 Ariane Bankes

David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet Thomas Dilworth 21 Kevin Jackson

Red: The History of a Color Michel Pastoureau food 23 Felicity Cloake

Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating Charles Spence 24 Simon Heffer

The Oxford Companion to Cheese (ed) Catherine Donnelly 25 Christopher Hart

The Plagiarist in the Kitchen Jonathan Meades

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