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contents june 2019 • issue 476

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 Marketing Jared Spears • Constance Watson Advertising Manager Terry Finnegan Classified Advertising David Sturge Founding Editor Dr Anne Smith Cover Illustration Chris Riddell

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diary 1 Joanna Kavenna biography 6 Lucy Lethbridge

The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective: Secrets & Lies in the Golden Age of Crime Susannah Stapleton 7 Alwyn W Turner

The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell’s 1984 Dorian Lynskey 9 Tom Holland

In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny Daisy Dunn 10 Nicholas Roe

The Making of Poetry: Coleridge, the Wordsworths & Their Year of Marvels Adam Nicolson power & money 12 Richard V Reeves

A Thousand Small Sanities: The Moral Adventure of Liberalism Adam Gopnik 13 Howard Davies

The Anxious Triumph: A Global History of Capitalism, 1860–1914 Donald Sassoon 14 Michael Burleigh

The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth Michael Mandelbaum high life 16 Frances Wilson

Noble Savages: The Olivier Sisters – Four Lives in Seven Fragments Sarah Watling 17 Selina Hastings

Chanel’s Riviera: Life, Love & the Struggle for Survival on the Côte d ’Azur, 1930–1944 Anne de Courcy 18 Tim Richardson

A Lesson in Art & Life: The Colourful World of Cedric Morris & Arthur Lett-Haines Hugh St Clair high brow 20 Tom Stern

Philosopher of the Heart: The Restless Life of Søren Kierkegaard Clare Carlisle 22 Jane O’Grady

Witcraft: The Invention of Philosophy in English Jonathan Rée 24 Philipp Blom

Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely Andrew S Curran 25 Helena Rosenblatt

The Secular Enlightenment Margaret C Jacob

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