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4 CULTURAL STUDIES JANE DARCY

6 LETTERS TO THE

EDITOR

Promiscuous throng – The ‘indecent’ manner of sea-bathing in the nineteenth century

Scottish nationalism, Maigret’s Paris, Nanny state, etc

7 MEDIEVAL STUDIES KATHERINE HARVEY

LEN SCALES A. S. G. EDWARDS ALISON SHELL

12 RELIGION

13 MEDICINE

14 PSYCHOLOGY

16 MEMOIRS

17 CARTOON

18 ARTS

20 FICTION

22 WRITING

TOBY LICHTIG

ANNE HARDY

ANTONIO MELECHI

SARAH RICHMOND

ELLA BARON

LILY SYKES DENNIS DUNCAN

ELAINE SHOWALTER EVELYN TOYNTON OLIVER EAGLETON LAMORNA ASH

LUKE BROWN

Henry III 1207–1258 – The rise to power and personal rule David Carpenter Blood Royal – Dynastic politics in medieval Europe Robert Bartlett Go little books – More problems of early modern attribution Westminster Abbey – A church in history David Cannadine, editor. The King’s Cathedral – The ancient heart of Christ Church, Oxford Judith Curthoys

Covid N16 – Lockdown among Stamford Hill’s Haredi community

Nature’s warning – Covid-19 and the lessons of history

The sound of blood rushing – Exploring the experimental science of isolation

Le Consentement Vanessa Springora

Last Orders

Looking in the same direction – ‘This wide and universal theatre’: Reflections on the arts The Booksellers (Amazon, ITunes, on demand)

Rodham Curtis Sittenfeld Writers & Lovers Lily King The Wild Laughter Caoilinn Hughes Bina – A novel in warnings Anakana Schofield

Emasculated – The problem of men writing about sex

25 SOCIAL HISTORY

SARAH LONDSALE

Recipes and resolutions – Raw material for future historians

26 ITALIAN LITERATURE VILMA DE GASPERIN

CAROLINE MOOREHEAD PETER HAINSWORTH

Italian Folktales Italo Calvino; Translated by George Martin. The Baron in the Trees; Translated by Ann Goldstein A Woman Sibilla Aleramo; Translated by Erica Segre and Simon Carnell Historiae Antonella Anedda

28 MUSIC

30 BIOGRAPHY

30 POEM

LYNSEY HANLEY

Pet Shop Boys, Literally Chris Heath. Pet Shop Boys Versus America Chris Heath

STEVEN E. ASCHHEIM Martin Buber – A life of faith and dissent Paul Mendes-Flohr

SEAN O’BRIEN

A Last Turn

31 SOCIAL STUDIES

32 IN BRIEF

BECCA ROTHFELD

34 FROM THE ARCHIVE

35 CROSSWORD 36 NB

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What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About #MeToo – Essays on sex, authority and the mess of life JoAnn Wypijewski

Memories – The charms and follies of a lifetime’s publishing Naim Atallah. Sky Burial – New and selected poems Peter Gizzi. Vexed – Ethics beyond political tribes James Mumford. Two Trees Make a Forest – On memory, migration and Taiwan Jessica J. Lee. Thief Prisoner Soldier Priest Paul Cowley with Amanda Cowley. Humiliation Wayne Koestenbaum. Shakespeare’s Body Language – Shaming gestures and gender politics on the Renaissance stage Miranda Fay Thomas

Edith Sichel on René d’Anjou and his Seven Queens by Edgcumbe Staley (TLS January 16, 1913)

Poets of the new war, Betjeman’s back page, Departure and arrival

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