Vol. 44 No. 1 · 6 January 2022

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Cover Artist

Ann Dowker

Jenny Turner

Inside the Sausage Factory

Letters

Judith Hendra, Nairi Petrossian, Michael Cox, Esme Wren, Michael Holzman, Rob Waters, Stephen Edgar, Paul Devine, Michael Autrey, Christopher Whittick, Charles Nicholl, Brendan Carroll

Ian Penman

Why Solange Matters by Stephanie Phillips. Faber, 256 pp., £9.99, May 2021, 978 0 571 36898 3

Christian Lorentzen

The Family Biden

Malcolm Gaskill

Agent Sonya: Lover, Mother, Soldier, Spy by Ben Macintyre. Viking, 377 pp., £25, September 2021, 978 0 241 40850 6

James Meek

Did I invade? Do you exist?

Mary Wellesley

At the National Gallery: Dürer’s Journeys

Jessie Childs

Devil-Land: England under Siege, 1588-1688 by Clare Jackson. Allen Lane, 682 pp., £35, September 2021, 978 0 241 28581 7

Adam Phillips

On Giving Up

Francesca Wade

At the Swiss Institute: Rosemary Mayer

Tim Parks

Honour and the Sword: The Culture of Duelling by Joseph Farrell. Signal, 327 pp., £20, June, 978 1 909930 94 0

Michael Wood

Speak, Silence: In Search of W.G. Sebald by Carole Angier. Bloomsbury, 617 pp., £30, August 2021, 978 1 5266 3479 5

Anne Carson

Story: ‘Four Talks’

Patricia Lockwood

The Morning Star by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated by Martin Aitken. Harvill Secker, 666 pp., £20, September 2021, 978 1 910701 71 3

Adewale Maja-Pearce

Short Cuts: Nigerian Oil

Colin Kidd

A Conspiratorial Life: Robert Welch, the John Birch Society and the Revolution of American Conservatism by Edward H. Miller. Chicago, 456 pp., £24, January, 978 0 226 44886 2

Jonathan Meades

The Buildings of England: Wiltshire by Julian Orbach, Nikolaus Pevsner and Bridget Cherry. Yale, 828 pp., £45, June, 978 0 300 25120 3

Andrew Durbin

At the Gay Bar

Ewa Lajer-Burcharth

Fragonard: Painting Out of Time by Satish Padiyar. Reaktion, 284 pp., £35, September 2020, 978 1 78914 209 9

Nicole Flattery

Intimacies by Katie Kitamura. Cape, 240 pp., £14.99, August 2021, 978 1 78733 200 3

Alan Bennett

Diary: Selling my hair on eBay

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