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  •  Jane Ridley


  •  Donald Rayfield

Osip Mandelstam: A Biography Ralph Dutli • Tristia Osip Mandelstam

 R W Johnson

Winnie and Nelson: Portrait of a Marriage Jonny Steinberg

 Freya Johnston

Lady Caroline Lamb: A Free Spirit Antonia Fraser

 Jane O’Grady

e Marriage Question: George Eliot’s Double Life Clare Carlisle


 Michael Prodger

Natural Light: e Art of Adam Elsheimer and the Dawn of Modern Science Julian Bell

 Sarah Watling

Gwen John: Art and Life in London and Paris Alicia Foster

 Tanya Harrod

Ways of Life: Jim Ede and the Kettle’s Yard Artists

Laura Freeman

surf & turf

 Robert Colls

e Seaside: England’s Love Aair Madeleine Bunting

 Miranda Seymour

Once Upon a Time World: e Dark and Sparkling Story of the French Riviera Jonathan Miles

 Robin Oakley

Courses for Horses: A Journey Round the Racecourses of Great Britain and Ireland Nicholas Clee

science & technology

 Patricia Fara

Not Just for the Boys: Why We Need More Women in Science Athene Donald • e Exceptions: Nancy Hopkins, MIT, and the Fight for Women in Science Kate Zernike

 Caspar Henderson

Flying Green: On the Frontiers of New Aviation

Christopher de Bellaigue


 Elizabeth Goldring

Tudor Children Nicholas Orme