june 2022 • issue 508

Editor Nancy Sladek

Deputy Editor Tom Fleming

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Contributing Editors Jonathan Beckman

Michael Burleigh • Sara Wheeler • Philip Womack

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Founding Editor Dr Anne Smith

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1 Sara Wheeler

corridors of power


William Kuhn The Palace Papers: Inside the House of Windsor – The Truth and the Turmoil Tina Brown


David Gauke

The Chancellors: Steering the British Economy in Crisis Times Howard Davies

8 Patrick Marnham

Chums: How a Tiny Caste of Oxford Tories Took over the UK Simon Kuper

art & architecture

9 George Prochnik

Franz Kafka: The Drawings Andreas Kilcher & Pavel Schmidt (edd)

11 Anthony Paletta

Stalin’s Architect: Power and Survival in Moscow Deyan Sudjic


Norma Clarke Household Servants and Slaves: A Visual History, 1300-1700 Diane Wolfthal


Richard Canning

Glyn Philpot: Flesh and Spirit Simon Martin

planet earth

16 Dan Saladino

Regenesis: Feeding the World without Devouring the Planet George Monbiot

18 Peter Coates

A Blue New Deal: Why We Need a New Politics for the Ocean Chris Armstrong • Rewilding the Sea: How to Save Our Oceans Charles Clover

biography & memoir

20 Alan Ryan

The Man who Understood Democracy: The Life of Alexis de Tocqueville Olivier Zunz

22 Joanna Kavenna

Dreaming the Karoo: A People Called the /Xam Julia Blackburn

23 Rupert Christiansen

La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern Lynn Garafola

24 Adrian Tinniswood

A Home for All Seasons Gavin Plumley