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27 Richard Overy

The Myth of the Strong Leader: Political Leadership in the Modern Age Archie Brown f i lm 28 Frank McLynn

Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War Mark Harris 30 Rupert Christiansen

Charlie Chaplin Peter Ackroyd way o f the wor l d 31 Eric Kaufmann

The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobility Gregory Clark 32 Robert Colls

The Valley: A Hundred Years in the Life of a Family Richard Benson • The People: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class, 1910–2010 Selina Todd 34 Andy McSmith

A Quiet Word: Lobbying, Crony Capitalism and Broken Politics in Britain Tamasin Cave & Andy Rowell • Democracy Ltd: How Money and Donations Corrupted British Politics Bobby Friedman h i ghbr ow 36 Seamus Perry

Essays and Reviews 1959–2002 Bernard Williams 38 Robert Gordon

Reading Dante: From Here to Eternity Prue Shaw l owbrow 39 David Profumo

Odd Job Man: Some Confessions of a Slang Lexicographer Jonathon Green e x h i b i t i on 40 Christopher Woodward

Ruin Lust Tate Britain (4 March–18 May)

k or e a 42 Maya Jaggi writes from Seoul 44 Jonathan Mirsky

North Korea Undercover: Inside the World ’s Most Secret State John Sweeney g e n e r a l 45 Colin Tudge

A Rough Ride to the Future: The Next Evolution of Gaia James Lovelock 46 Adrian Tinniswood

The Invention of News: How the World Came to Know About Itself Andrew Pettegree 48 John Clay

The Last Asylum: A Memoir of Madness in Our Times Barbara Taylor • My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread and the Search for Peace of Mind Scott Stossel • The Man Who Couldn’t Stop: OCD, and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought • David Adam 49 Jeremy Lewis

The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life in Books John Carey f i c t i on 50 Seamus Deane

Echo’s Bones Samuel Beckett 51 Lindsay Duguid

Can’t and Won’t Lydia Davis 52 Adrian Turpin

The Ballad of a Small Player Lawrence Osborne 53 Neel Mukherjee

Diary of the Fall Michel Laub 54 Simon Baker

The Temporary Gentleman Sebastian Barry 54 Sarah A Smith

The Walk Home Rachel Seiffert 55 John Dugdale

Orfeo Richard Powers 56 Ophelia Field

Kinder Than Solitude Yiyun Li 58 Fleur Macdonald

The Virgins Pamela Erens 58 Laura Gallagher

Frog Music Emma Donoghue 59 Jonathan Barnes

Viper Wine Hermione Eyre

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