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The Phantom Army of Alamein: How Operation Bertram & the Camouflage Unit Hoodwinked Rommel Rick Stroud 28 Frederic Raphael

Inhumanities: Nazi Interpretations of Western Culture David B Dennis f or e i g n pa rts 30 Frank Dikötter

China’s Silent Army: The Pioneers, Traders, Fixers and Workers Who Are Remaking the World in Beijing’s Image Juan Pablo Cardenal & Heriberto Araújo 31 Malise Ruthven

Days of God: The Revolution in Iran & Its Consequences James Buchan 33 Sebastian Shakespeare

The Robber of Memories: A River Journey through Colombia Michael Jacobs 34 Max Egremont

A Journey to Nowhere: Detours & Riddles in the Lands and History of Courland Jean-Paul Kauffman 35 Katherine MacInnes on Five Books about Antarctica l i v e s & l e t t e r s 37 Seamus Perry

Tennyson: To Strive, To Seek, To Find John Batchelor 38 Dominic Sandbrook

‘ The Most Remarkable Woman in England ’: Poison, Celebrity & the Trials of Beatrice Pace John Carter Wood 40 Elspeth Barker

With the Hunted: Selected Writings Sylvia Townsend Warner 42 D J Taylor

Selected Letters of Siegfried Sassoon and Edmund Blunden, 1919–1967 (Ed) Carol Z Rothkopf 44 Francis Wheen

Ban This Filth! Letters from the Mary Whitehouse Archive (Ed) Ben Thompson 46 Sarah Bradford

Counting One’s Blessings: The Selected Letters of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (Ed) William Shawcross b e y ond the g r av e 47 John Harwood

A Natural History of Ghosts: 500 Years of Hunting for Proof Roger Clarke 49 Kevin Jackson

The Mummy’s Curse: The True History of a Dark Fantasy Roger Luckhurst way o f the wor l d 50 Michael Burleigh

The Dictator’s Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy William J Dobson 52 Maya Jaggi Journalism Joe Sacco 53 Martin Vander Weyer

The Signal & the Noise: The Art & Science of Prediction Nate Silver 55 David Bodanis

Antifragile: How to Live in a World We Don’t Understand Nassim Nicholas Taleb 56 Christopher Caldwell

The Assumptions Economists Make Jonathan Schlefer 58 John Sweeney

Cruel Britannia: A Secret History of Torture Ian Cobain b i r d s & b e a st s 59 Colin Tudge

Drawn from Paradise: The Discovery, Art & Natural History of the Birds of Paradise David Attenborough & Errol Fuller 60 David Profumo

The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World ’s Wild Places Bernie Krause memoirs & d i a r i e s 62 Frank McLynn

The Richard Burton Diaries (Ed) Chris Williams 63 Richard Canning

Outsider: Always Almost, Never Quite – Volumes I & II • Naked Emperors: Criticisms of English Contemporary Art Brian Sewell 65 Pete Clark

Who I Am Pete Townshend • Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream Neil Young • How Music Works David Byrne p o em 67 Alice Oswald ‘Fox’

g e n e r a l 66 Patrick Wilcken

The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? Jared Diamond 68 David Collard

Hallucinations Oliver Sacks 69 Druin Burch

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