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29 Julia Neuberger

How to Be a Refugee: One Family’s Story of Exile & Belonging Simon May 30 Piers Brendon

The River War: An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan Winston Spencer Churchill (Edited by James W Muller) 31 Donald Rayfield

The Scent of Empires: Chanel No. 5 & Red Moscow Karl Schlögel

writers 32 David Wheatley

Burning Man: The Ascent of D H Lawrence Frances Wilson 34 D J Taylor

Monica Jones, Philip Larkin and Me: Her Life & Long Loves John Sutherland 35 Ange Mlinko

American Originality: Essays on Poetry Louise Glück 37 Sophie Duncan

In Love with Hell: Drink in the Lives & Work of Eleven Writers William Palmer 38 Laurel Berger

Real Estate Deborah Levy

general 39 Wendy Moore

The Sleeping Beauties and Other Stories of Mystery Illness Suzanne O’Sullivan 40 Bridget Kendall

Dancing on Ropes: Translators and the Balance of History Anna Aslanyan 41 Thomas Blaikie

The Handshake: A Gripping History Ella Al-Shamahi 42 Jonathan Romney

The Mysteries of Cinema: Movies & Imagination Peter Conrad 43 Charles Elliott

Finding the Mother Tree: Uncovering the Wisdom & Intelligence of the Forest Suzanne Simard 44 Kieran Setiya

Infinitely Full of Hope: Fatherhood & the Future in an Age of Crisis & Disaster Tom Whyman

45 Mike Cormack

Champions Day: The End of Old Shanghai James Carter • Kings of Shanghai: Two Rival Dynasties & the Creation of Modern China Jonathan Kaufman 48 Alan Rush

Midnight in Cairo: The Female Stars of Egypt’s Roaring ’20s Raphael Cormack 49 Tim Hornyak

Tokyo Junkie: 60 Years of Bright Lights & Back Alleys... & Baseball Robert Whiting

fiction 50 Anthony Cummins

China Room Sunjeev Sahota 51 James Womack

The Penguin Book of Spanish Short Stories Margaret Jull Costa (ed) 52 Miranda France

Medusa’s Ankles: Selected Stories A S Byatt 53 Ian Critchley

Under the Wave at Waimea Paul Theroux 54 Sheena Joughin

Whereabouts Jhumpa Lahiri 55 Michael Delgado

Dead Souls Sam Riviere • Comrade Aeon’s Field Guide to Bangkok Emma Larkin • Little Scratch Rebecca Watson 56 Daniel Marc Janes

The Things We’ve Seen Agustín Fernández Mallo

fiction in brief 57 Luster Raven Leilani • Bear Marian Engel • I Couldn’t

Love You More Esther Freud • Circus of Wonders Elizabeth Macneal

crime 58 Natasha Cooper on eleven new novels

silenced voices 60 Lucy Popescu on Zargana

bookends 64 Stuart Hannabuss on book collecting

competition 33 Fergus Butler-Gallie sets a new monthly competition

36 Letters 39 Bookshop 22 Crossword

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