august 2022 s issue 510

Editor Nancy Sladek

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Michael Burleigh s Sara Wheeler s Philip Womack

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Classified Advertising David Sturge

Founding Editor Dr Anne Smith

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diary

  • Don Paterson

man & planet

Barnaby Crowcroft

Pipeline Runs Through it: The Story of Oil from Ancient Times to the First World War Keith Fisher

7 Paul Morland Nomad Century: How to Survive the Climate Upheaval Gaia Vince

  • Nicolas Niarchos

Volt Rush: The Winners and Losers in the Race to Go Green Henry Sanderson

spirit of place

  • Gillian Tindall Tourists: How the British Went Abroad to Find Themselves Lucy Lethbridge

Robert Colls

  • Jerusalem: Blake, Parry, and the Fight for Englishness Jason Whittaker
  • Gavin Plumley Vaughan Williams Eric Saylor s The Captain’s Apprentice: Ralph Vaughan Williams and the Story of a Song Caroline Davison

literary lives

  • David Wheatley Letters of Basil Bunting Alex Niven (Ed)

D J Taylor

Arnold Bennett: Lost Icon Patrick Donovan

17 Claudia FitzHerbert

  • Teller of the Unexpected: The Life of Roald Dahl, an Unofficial Biography Matthew Dennison
  • Susan Owens A Time and a Place: George Crabbe, Aldeburgh and Suffolk Frances Gibb

Freya Johnston

  • Look! We Have Come Through! Living with Lawrence Lara Feigel

the state we’re in

  • James Gow The Last Colony: A Tale of Exile, Justice and Britain’s Colonial Legacy Philippe Sands

23 Richard V Reeves

  • The Great Experiment: How to Make Diverse Democracies Work Yascha Mounk