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Taki’s in town, p55

An artist, not a woman artist, p35

Nix: What did I do wrong?, p14

ARTS 40 Jean McNeil The afterlife of W.G. Sebald 42 Exhibitions Beggarstaffs: William Nicholson

& James Pryde Martin Gayford 43 Dance Within the Golden Hour/Medusa/

Flight Pattern Laura Freeman Radio

Female imams; Concerts Inside Kate Chisholm 44 Theatre Death of a Salesman; Henry IV

Part 1; Class

Lloyd Evans 45 Classical

Piotr Anderszewski; Andras Schiff Damian Thompson 46 Television

Years and Years; The Virtues James Walton 47 Pop

Take That; Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets Michael Hann 48 Cinema Birds of Passage

Jasper Rees


LIFE 55 High life Taki 57 Real life Melissa Kite Bridge Susanna Gross AND FINALLY . . . 50 Notes on… Pub signs

David Butterfield 58 Chess Raymond Keene

Competition Lucy Vickery 59 Crossword Fieldfare 60 No sacred cows Toby Young Battle for Britain Michael Heath 61 Sport Roger Alton

Your problems solved Mary Killen 62 Food Tanya Gold

Mind your language Dot Wordsworth

So if there was no secret digital weapon and Cambridge Analytica had no real involvement in Brexit, why did so many believe otherwise? Freddy Gray, p14 Don’t use gravy-browning in a bedsitter, as for some reason it is impossible to stop the stuff crawling out of the bottle and making brown rings everywhere. Katharine Whitehorn, p37 Yea r s an d Yea r s ends up seeming not so much a liberal dystopia but a kind of liberal fantasy. James Walton, p46


Karen Yossman is a journalist and former lawyer who has written for newspapers in the US and UK. On p18, she looks at social justice mobs’ new target: fantasy fiction.

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, who writes about Letitia Elizabeth Landon on p30, is a fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford and author of Becoming Dickens.

the spectator | 18 may 2019 |

Sarah Perry is the author of The Essex Serpent and Melmoth. She reviews Sandra Newman’s new novel The Heavens on p32.

Simon Kuper writes on p38 about the use, or otherwise, of psychic powers in sport. He’s a sports columnist for the FT and author (among others) of Soccernomics and Football Against The Enemy.

Jean McNeil is Reader in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. Her most recent book is Ice Diaries: an Antarctic Memoir. She writes about W.G. Sebald on p40.


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