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contents november 2017 • issue 459

Editor Nancy Sladek Deputy Editor Tom Fleming Assistant Editors Frank Brinkley • David Gelber Contributing Editors Jonathan Beckman Michael Burleigh • Sara Wheeler • Philip Womack Advertising Manager Terry Finnegan Classified Advertising David Sturge Marketing Manager Katherine Bogden Bayard Founding Editor Dr Anne Smith Cover Illustration Chris Riddell

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diary 5 Allan Massie literary lives 6 John Gray

The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World Maya Jasanoff 8 Elaine Showalter

The Letter of Sylvia Plath: Volume I, 1940–1956 Peter K Steinberg & Karen V Kukil (edd)

art 10 Charles Darwent

Calder: The Conquest of Time – The Early Years, 1898–1940 Jed Perl 11 Rachel Cohen

The Militant Muse: Love, War & the Women of Surrealism Whitney Chadwick 13 Dominic Green

Grand Illusions: American Art & the First World War David M Lubin hot topics 14 Piers Brendon

The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: A History of Now Michael Burleigh 15 Richard Cockett

Myanmar’s Enemy Within: Buddhist Violence & the Making of a Muslim ‘Other’ Francis Wade history 16 Levi Roach

The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World Catherine Nixey 17 Linda Porter

Lady Fanshawe’s Receipt Book Lucy Moore 19 Sarah Fraser

The First Iron Lady: A Life of Caroline of Ansbach Matthew Dennison 20 Kenneth O Morgan

Bread for All: The Origins of the Welfare State Chris Renwick 21 Caroline Moorehead

Travellers in the Third Reich: The Rise of Fascism through the Eyes of Everyday People Julia Boyd 22 Sarah Bradford

Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe Deborah Cadbury

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