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The art of selling out, p34


Neanderthal and proud, p10

BOOKS 24 Andrew Motion

Monica Jones, Philip Larkin and Me, by John Sutherland 26 Anthony Sattin

Inventory of a Life Mislaid, by Marina Warner Ian Thomson

The Pioneering Life of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, by Jo Willett 27 Susie Mesure

The Coming Bad Days, by Sarah Bernstein 28 Salma Shah

In the Thick of It, by Alan Duncan Tim Butcher

Loot, by Barnaby Phillips 30 Tom Williams

Chauvo-Feminism, by Sam Mills; Tomorrow Sex Will be Good Again, by Katherine Angel ARTS 32 Joanna Rossiter The art of storing and unveiling 34 Art How capitalism ensnared the anti-capitalists Stuart Jeffries 35 Podcasts Trickster: The Many Lives of Carlos Castaneda Jessa Crispin 36 Theatre Outside; Distance Remaining Lloyd Evans Television Bent Coppers: Crossing the Line of Duty; Mare of Easttown James Walton 38 Pop Folk Weekend Oxford; The Decemberists Michael Hann 39 Film Black Bear

Clive Bell and the Making of Modernism, by Mark Hussey Mika Ross-Southall

Deborah Ross 40 Arts Peter Craven

Helen McCrory Culture Buff Donald McDonald


Penny for your thoughts, p49 LIFE 42 High life Taki Low life Jeremy Clarke 43 John Levett


‘Shoo’: a poem 44 Real life Melissa Kite Bridge Janet de Botton 45 Aussie Life / Language

Simon Collins and Kel Richards AND FINALLY . . . 41 Notes on… Walking football

Bryan Matthews 46 Chess Luke McShane

Competition Lucy Vickery 47 Crossword Pabulum 48 No sacred cows

Toby Young Battle for Britain

Michael Heath 49 The Wiki Man

Rory Sutherland Your problems solved Mary Killen 50 Drink

Bruce Anderson Mind your language Dot Wordsworth 51 Why do politicians hate young

Australians? Ruinous education, unaffordable housing David Flint

Jonathan Dimbleby, who writes this week’s diary on p5, is a historian, biographer, and the former presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions?

Hugh Thomson, who reveals his Neanderthal heritage on p10, is a travel writer, film maker and explorer.

Lee Cain is the former director of communications for Boris Johnson. On p16 he writes about being the ‘oik’ in No. 10.

Hamish Scott is a former film location scout and a writer for the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times. On p20 he describes the trials and tribulations of living in a listed building.

Tim Butcher, who reviews Loot: Britain and the Benin Bronzes by Barnaby Phillips on p28, is the author of Blood River: A Journey to Africa’s Broken Heart.

the spectator australia | 24 april 2021 | iii

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