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Reviewed in the LRB - Vol. 44 No. 13

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'For those who love Magritte and those who do not, Danchev's biography will come as a revelation' Literary Review…

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We are told that the future of work will be increasingly automated. Algorithms, processing massive amounts of information at startling speed, will lead us to a new world of effortless labour and a post-work utopia of ever expanding leisure.…

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'Packed full of discoveries' Sunday Times'Ceaselessly interesting, knowledgeable and evocative' Spectator'A quirky, amused, erudite homage to France... ambitious and original' TimesFrance: An Adventure History is a profoundly original and…

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A compelling investigation into the phenomenon of dirty work - labour that society considers essential, but morally compromised. A New Statesman Book of the Year'This book will prompt a public reckoning with inequality in work' Michael J.…

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"A fascinating, if disturbing, window onto the origins of racism."-Publishers Weekly"The eighteenth-century essays published for the first time in Who's Black and Why? contain a world of ideas-theories, inventions, and fantasies-about what…

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Both devastating and funny, The Lonely Londoners is an unforgettable account of immigrant experience - and one of the great twentieth-century London novels. This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Susheila Nasta.At…

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'The best book about the subject I have ever read' Max Hastings, Sunday Times'A superb, myth-busting survey of the many ways in which the subjugated peoples of Europe tried to fight back' Saul David, Daily TelegraphA sweeping history of…

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‘Gasp in wonder’ Marlon James, author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf‘Electrifying’ Irenosen Okojie, author of Nudibranch‘Gasp-inducing’ AnOther‘Joyous, defiant’ Caleb Azumah Nelson,…

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Shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize, and a Daily Telegraph and BBC History Magazine Book of the Year. On the night of 23 February 1820, twenty-five impoverished craftsmen assembled in an obscure stable in Cato Street, London, with a plan…

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The new novel from the bestselling author of The Idiot follows one young woman's quest for self-knowledge, as she travels abroad and tests the limits of her newfound adulthood.'Elif Batuman is the queen of the campus novel...…

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