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Vol. 42 No. 5 · 5 March 2020

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Cover Artist

Beth Holgate

Wang Xiuying

The Word from Wuhan

Letters

Stefan Collini, David Elstein, Danny Dorling, Paul Eustice, Anthony Moore, Peter Reddaway, Hassan Damluji, David Seddon, Steve Merlan, Leslie Green, Pádraig McAuliffe, Stephen Sedley, Liam Shaw

Luc Sante

The Man in the Red Coat by Julian Barnes. Cape, 280 pp., £20, November 2019, 978 1 78733 216 4

Meehan Crist

Is it OK to have a child?

August Kleinzahler

Short Cuts: Ubu Unchained

Nicole Flattery

Actress by Anne Enright. Cape, 264 pp., £16.99, February, 978 1 78733 206 5

Clare Bucknell

Gentlemen of Uncertain Fortune: How Younger Sons Made Their Way in Jane Austen’s England by Rory Muir. Yale, 384 pp., £25, August 2019, 978 0 300 24431 1

Adam Shatz

At the Malin Gallery: Oliver Lee Jackson

Alison Light

Feminism and the Servant Problem: Class and Domestic Labour in the Women’s Suffrage Movement by Laura Schwartz. Cambridge, 248 pp., £75, July 2019, 978 1 108 47133 6

Anne Carson

Poem: ‘1 x 30’

Francis FitzGibbon

Court Number One: The Old Bailey Trials that Defined Modern Britain by Thomas Grant. John Murray, 448 pp., £10.99, April, 978 1 4736 5163 0

James Vincent

The Making of Measure and the Promise of Sameness by Emanuele Lugli. Chicago, 312 pp., £27, May 2019, 978 0 226 61249 2

J. Robert Lennon

Big Sky by Kate Atkinson. Black Swan, 356 pp., £8.99, January, 978 0 552 77666 0

Matthew Bevis

On Rachael Allen

Andrew Cockburn

Like a Ball of Fire

Tom Shippey

The Staffordshire Hoard: An Anglo-Saxon Treasure edited by Chris Fern, Tania Dickinson and Leslie Webster. Society of Antiquaries, 640 pp., £45, November 2019, 978 1 5272 3350 8

Mary Wellesley

Islands in the West: Classical Myth and the Medieval Norse and Irish Geographical Imagination by Matthias Egeler. Brepols, 357 pp., £100, October 2018, 978 2 503 56938 3

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Jojo Rabbit’ and ‘A Hidden Life’

Heribert Adam

The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela by Sisonke Msimang. Jonathan Ball, 173 pp., £20, September 2018, 978 1 86842 955 4
Truth, Lies and Alibis: A Winnie Mandela Story by Fred Bridgland. Tafelberg, 311 pp., £25, October 2018, 978 0 624 08425 9

Nick McDonell

Diary: A Friendly Fighting Force

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