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Reviewed in the LRB - Vol. 44 No. 18

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The first comprehensive biography of an extraordinary English poet and composer whose life was haunted by fighting in the First World War and, later, confinement in a mental asylumIvor Gurney (1890-1937) wrote some of the most anthologized…

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A kaleidoscopic history of how the 1960s and 1970s changed London foreverWaterloo Sunrise is a panoramic and multifaceted account of modern London during the transformative years of the sixties and seventies, when a city still bearing the…

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'A forensic, riveting account of a wondrous and principled advocate' Philippe Sands'Well-written, deeply researched and wholly gripping' The Spectator'Meticulously researched' The Times'Kentridge is one of many lawyers to whom I…

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The definitive history of America’s most notorious jail and the violent rise of New York City’s law-and-order movementCaptives combines a thrilling account of Rikers Island’s descent into infamy with a dramatic…

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'Stunning . . . it almost feels transgressive' Anthony Cummins, Daily Mail'One of the most startling novels I've read this year' Frances Wilson, TLS'This book is brilliant - brave, truthful and intelligent' Wendy Cope'I will break him; he…

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Translated from the Japanese by Geraldine HarcourtAlone at dawn, in the heat of midsummer, a young woman named Takiko Odaka departs on foot for the hospital to give birth to a baby boy. Her pregnancy, the result of a brief affair with…

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