contents biography 25 Donald Rayfield

Stalin, Vol II: Waiting for Hitler, 1928–1941 Stephen Kotkin 26 Robert Colls

Churchill & Orwell: The Fight for Freedom Thomas E Ricks 28 Frederic Raphael

Stranger in a Strange Land George Prochnik at the cenotaph 30 Michael Alexander Remembering ‘For the Fallen’

opera 32 Kevin Jackson

History Is Our Mother: Three Libretti Alice Goodman 33 Tim Blanning

The Politics of Opera Mitchell Cohen footprints 36 Sara Wheeler on Moritz Thomsen’s The Saddest Pleasure animal life 38 Adrian Barnett

Monkeytalk: Inside the Worlds & Minds of Primates Julia Fischer • Voracious Science and Vulnerable Animals: A Primate Scientist’s Ethical Journey John P Gluck 39 Nigel Andrew

Mozart’s Starling Lyanda Lynn Haupt • A Sweet, Wild Note: What We Hear When the Birds Sing Richard Smyth 40 Jonathan Balcombe

The Animals Among Us: The New Science of Anthrozoology John Bradshaw memoirs 42 Michael Goldfarb

Mischka’s War: A Story of Survival from War-Torn Europe to New York Sheila Fitzpatrick • What You Did Not Tell: A Russian Past & the Journey Home Mark Mazower 43 Xan Smiley

Living the Cold War: Memoirs of a British Diplomat Christopher Mallaby 44 Jonathan Mirsky

China in Drag: Travels with a Cross-dresser Michael Bristow 45 Ian Sansom

Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir John Banville general 46 John Naughton

World Without Mind Franklin Foer 47 Bijan Omrani

Travels in a Dervish Cloak Isambard Wilkinson 48 Christopher Coker

The Future of War: A History Lawrence Freedman 49 Tom Fort

Islander: A Journey around our Archipelago Patrick Barkham 50 Tim Richardson

The Curious World of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn Margaret Willes 52 Gillian Tindall

Ancestors in the Attic Michael Holroyd fiction in translation 55 Joanna Kavenna

The White Book Han Kang 56 Adrian Nathan West

The World Goes On László Krasznahorkai 57 Michael Eaude

The Impostor Javier Cercas 58 Ada Coghen

My Cat Yugoslavia Pajtim Statovci fiction 59 Claudia FitzHerbert

La Belle Sauvage Philip Pullman 60 Adam Roberts

Gnomon Nick Harkaway 61 Jonathan Barnes

The Dreams of Bethany Mellmoth William Boyd 62 Kathy O’Shaughnessy

Love & Fame Susie Boyt 62 Lucian Robinson

First Person Richard Flanagan 63 Ian Critchley

Mother Land Paul Theroux 64 Philip Womack

The Accident on the A35 Graeme Macrae Burnet crime 66 Jessica Mann silenced voices 68 Lucy Popescu

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