may 2022 issue 507

Editor Nancy Sladek Deputy Editor Tom Fleming Assistant Editor David Gelber Contributing Editors Jonathan Beckman Michael Burleigh Sara Wheeler Philip Womack Editorial & Marketing Assistant Michael Delgado Marketing Manager Constance Watson Advertising Manager Terry Finnegan Classified Advertising David Sturge Founding Editor Dr Anne Smith Cover Illustration Chris Riddell

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diary 1 Ali Smith

power & money 5 Michael Burleigh

Dead in the Water: Murder and Fraud in the World’s Most Secretive Industry Matthew Campbell & Kit Chellel 7 Carl Miller

Cloudmoney: Cash, Cards, Crypto and the War for Our Wallets Brett Scott 8 David Anderson

Freedom to Think: The Long Struggle to Liberate Our Minds Susie Alegre

architecture 11 William Boyd

Built in Chelsea: Two Millennia of Architecture and Townscape Dan Cruickshank 12 Jonathan Meades

Modern Buildings in Britain: A Gazetteer Owen Hatherley 14 Will Wiles

Bold Ventures: Thirteen Tales of Architectural Tragedy Charlotte Van den Broeck

art & music 15 David Boyd Haycock

The Real and the Romantic: English Art Between Two World Wars Frances Spalding 16 Alwyn Turner

Let’s Do It: The Birth of Pop Bob Stanley

history 18 Marc Mulholland

Conspiracy on Cato Street: A Tale of Liberty and Revolution in Regency London Vic Gatrell 19 Peter Davidson

The Jesuits: A History Markus Friedrich 21 Lucy Lethbridge

Brave Hearted: The Dramatic Story of Women of the American West Katie Hickman 22 Alexandra Gajda

The Elizabethan Mind: Searching for the Self in an Age of Uncertainty Helen Hackett