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contents march 2019 • issue 473

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

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diary 1 D J Taylor thinkers 6 Dmitri Levitin

Newton the Alchemist: Science, Enigma, & the Quest for Nature’s ‘Secret Fire’ William R Newman 8 Donald Rayfield

Catherine & Diderot: The Empress, the Philosopher, & the Fate of the Enlightenment Robert Zaretsky 10 Paul Cartledge

Socrates in Love: The Making of a Philosopher Armand D’Angour wives of windsor 12 David Gelber

The Quest for Queen Mary James Pope-Hennessy • Queen Mary: The Official Biography James Pope-Hennessy 14 Stephen Bates

Untitled: The Real Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor Anna Pasternak foreign parts 16 Sean McMeekin

Greece: Biography of a Modern Nation Roderick Beaton 18 Robert Irwin

Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes & Empires Tim Mackintosh-Smith 19 Timothy Brook

Empire of the Winds: The Global Role of Asia’s Great Archipelago Philip Bowring 20 Jonathan Keates

Lotharingia: A Personal History of Europe’s Lost Country Simon Winder art & architecture 22 Christopher Turner

Walter Gropius: Visionary Founder of the Bauhaus Fiona MacCarthy • Bauhaus Goes West: Modern Art & Design in Britain & America Alan Powers 24 James Hamilton

Thomas Gainsborough: The Portraits, Fancy Pictures & Copies after Old Masters Hugh Belsey 26 Michael Prodger

Restoration: The Fall of Napoleon in the Course of European Art, 1812–1820 Thomas Crow

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