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Vol. 42 No. 1 · 2 January 2020

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Cover Artist

Anne Rothenstein

Francis Gooding

Europe: The First One Hundred Million Years by Tim Flannery. Penguin, 368 pp., £10.99, June 2019, 978 0 14 198902 0

Letters

Rorie Fulton, Andrew Merriss, Gerald Howard, Colin Crouch, David Elstein, Bruce Mueller

Neal Ascherson

On Jonathan Miller

David Runciman

Margaret Thatcher: The Authorised Biography Vol. III: Herself Alone by Charles Moore. Allen Lane, 1072 pp., £35, October 2019, 978 0 241 32474 5

Andrew O’Hagan

At the Carlton Club

Michael Wood

Romantic Shades and Shadows by Susan J. Wolfson. Johns Hopkins, 272 pp., £50, August 2018, 978 1 4214 2554 2

Christopher Siwicki

At the Ashmolean: Pompeii

Emily Witt

Mescaline: A Global History of the First Psychedelic by Mike Jay. Yale, 297 pp., £18.99, May 2019, 978 0 300 23107 6

Francis Wade

Soon to Be Stateless

Charles Hope

Leonardo da Vinci  at the Louvre, until 24 February 2020
Leonardo da Vinci Rediscovered by Carmen Bambach. Yale, 2350 pp., £400, July 2019, 978 0 300 19195 0
The Last Leonardo: The Secret Lives of the World’s Most Expensive Painting by Ben Lewis. William Collins, 396 pp., £20, April 2019, 978 0 00 831341 8
Leonardo’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ and the Collecting of Leonardo in the Stuart Courts by Margaret Dalivalle, Martin Kemp and Robert Simon. Oxford, 383 pp., £35, November 2019, 978 0 19 881383 5

Joanna Biggs

Short Cuts: ‘Little Women’ Redux

Rivka Galchen

Unbinding ‘The Pillow Book’: The Many Lives of a Japanese Classic by Gergana Ivanova. Columbia, 240 pp., £55, December 2018, 978 0 231 18798 5

Diane Williams

Story: ‘How Much Did You Ever Think the World of Me?’

Adam Mars-Jones

The Need by Helen Phillips. Chatto, 272 pp., £16.99, August 2019, 978 1 78474 284 3

Michael Wood

At the Movies: 'Marriage Story'

Lidija Haas

The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy. Hamish Hamilton, 208 pp., £14.99, August 2019, 978 0 241 26802 5

Jean McNicol

When the Clyde Ran Red: A Social History of Red Clydeside by Maggie Craig. Birlinn, 313 pp., £9.99, March 2018, 978 1 78027 506 2
Glasgow 1919: The Rise of Red Clydeside by Kenny MacAskill. Biteback, 310 pp., £20, January 2019, 978 1 78590 454 7
John Maclean: Hero of Red Clydeside by Henry Bell. Pluto, 242 pp., £14.99, October 2018, 978 0 7453 3838 5

Anne Wagner

At the British Museum: Käthe Kollwitz

Susan Pedersen

Thatcher’s Progress: From Social Democracy to Market Liberalism through an English New Town by Guy Ortolano. Cambridge, 301 pp., £29.99, June 2019, 978 1 108 48266 0
Me, Me, Me? The Search for Community in Postwar England by Jon Lawrence. Oxford, 327 pp., £25, June 2019, 978 0 19 877953 7

Gillian Darley

In Letchworth

Alan Bennett

Diary: What I did in 2019

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