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contents september 2019 • issue 479

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 John Burnside literary lives 6 Donald Rayfield

The Europeans: Three Lives & the Making of a Cosmopolitan Culture Orlando Figes 8 Joan Smith

Sontag: Her Life Benjamin Moser 9 Selina Hastings

Lost Girls: Love, War & Literature 1939–1951 D J Taylor 10 Kevin Ruane

Cold Warriors Duncan White history 12 Costica Bradatan

Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind Tom Holland 13 John Keay

The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company William Dalrymple 15 Keith Lowe

Chastise: The Dambusters Story 1943 Max Hastings 16 Piers Brendon

Winds of Change: Britain in the Early Sixties Peter Hennessy 18 Caroline Moorehead

The Unsettling of Europe: The Great Migration, 1945 to the Present Peter Gatrell foreign parts 20 Stephen Evans

Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11 Mitchell Zuckoff 21 Hazel Smith

The Great Successor: The Secret Rise & Rule of Kim Jong Un Anna Fifield 22 Rana Mitter

Great State: China & the World Timothy Brook consorts 24 Helen Rappaport

Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy A N Wilson

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