Vol. 43 No. 13 · 1 July 2021

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Cover Artist

Anne Rothenstein

Tom Stevenson

The Changing of the Guard: The British Army since 9/11 by Simon Akam. Scribe, 704 pp., £25, March, 978 1 913348 48 9

Letters

Robert Barnes, Sarah Pyke, Patrice Derrington, Lucy Duggan, Peter McGill, Annabel Gregory, Peter Lawson, Clarissa Wyatt

Denise Riley

Four Poems

Toril Moi

The Subversive Simone Weil: A Life in Five Ideas by Robert Zaretsky. Chicago, 181 pp., £16, February, 978 0 226 54933 0

Rupert Beale

On the Delta Variant

Deborah Friedell

Ethel Rosenberg: A Cold War Tragedy by Anne Sebba. Weidenfeld, 288 pp., £20, June, 978 0 297 87100 2

Emily LaBarge

At Charleston: Nina Hamnett

Peter Howarth

New Selected Poems by Christina Rossetti, edited by Rachel Mann. Carcanet, 240 pp., £12.99, March 2020, 978 1 78410 906 6

Stephen Sedley

English Law under Two Elizabeths: The Late Tudor Legal World and the Present by John Baker. Cambridge, 222 pp., £22.99, January, 978 1 108 94732 9
The Constitutional Balance by John Laws. Hart, 144 pp., £30, January, 978 1 5099 3545 1

Ferdinand Mount

Short Cuts: Untilled Fields

Erin Maglaque

Inky Fingers: The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe by Anthony Grafton. Harvard, 304 pp., £31.95, March 2020, 978 0 674 23717 9

Andrew O’Hagan

A Stinging Delight: A Memoir by David Storey. Faber, 407 pp., £20, June, 978 0 571 36031 4

Mike Jay

The Reason for the Darkness of the Night: Edgar Allan Poe and the Forging of American Science by John Tresch. Farrar, Straus, 431 pp., £20, June, 978 0 374 24785 0

Tony Wood

The Cubans: Ordinary Lives in Extraordinary Times by Anthony DePalma. Bodley Head, 368 pp., £9.99, July, 978 1 78470 822 1
We Are Cuba! How a Revolutionary People Have Survived in a Post-Soviet World by Helen Yaffe. Yale, 363 pp., £18.99, February 2020, 978 0 300 23003 1

Adewale Maja-Pearce

Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad by Michela Wrong. Fourth Estate, 512 pp., £20, April, 978 0 00 823887 2

Helen Pfeifer

God’s Shadow: The Ottoman Sultan Who Shaped the Modern World by Alan Mikhail. Faber, 479 pp., £10.99, June, 978 0 571 33194 9

John Burnside

Two Poems

Tim Parks

Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri. Bloomsbury, 176 pp., £14.99, May, 978 1 5266 2995 1

Lucy Delap

Peace on Our Terms: The Global Battle for Women’s Rights after the First World War by Mona Siegel. Columbia, 321 pp., £30, January 2020, 978 0 231 19510 2
Feminism for the Americas: The Making of an International Human Rights Movement by Katherine Marino. North Carolina, 339 pp., £25.95, August 2020, 978 1 4696 6152 0

Joe Dunthorne

Diary: A Branching Story

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