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Reviewed in the LRB - Vol. 44 No. 2

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'This is what literature is meant to be' Anthony Burgess'O what we ben! And what we come to...' Wandering a desolate post-apocalyptic landscape, speaking a broken-down English lost after the end of civilization, Riddley Walker sets out to…

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‘It’s enthralling stuff, mixing the scholarly with the accessible and placing storytelling right at the heart of the human experience.’ – History Revealed‘A fascinating journey’…

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What does political agency mean for those who don't know what to do or can't be bothered to do it? This book develops a novel account of collective emancipation in which freedom is achieved not through knowledge and action but via doubt…

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A fascinating journey into the life of H.G. Wells, from one of Britain's best biographersHow did the first forty years of H. G. Wells' life shape the father of science fiction?From his impoverished childhood in a working-class English…

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A Best Book of the Year at The AtlanticLos Angeles Times Bestseller“[An] absorbing and revealing book. . . . nestling in the fruitful terrain between memoir and criticism.” —Geoff Dyer, author of Out of…

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Vaccine reluctance and refusal are no longer limited to the margins of society. Debates around vaccines' necessity - along with questions around their side effects - have gone mainstream, blending with geopolitical conflicts, political…

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Trust and Distrust offers the first overview of Britain's history of corruption in office in the pre-modern era, 1600-1850, and as such will appeal not only to historians, but also to political and social scientists. Mark Knights paints a…

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I am no good at letters. John McGahern, 1963…

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'A piece of invention as original as any of Tolkien's or C.S. Lewis's' New Statesman'I have gone to look for a lion.' In a world where lions have become extinct, the map-maker Jachin-Boaz nevertheless abandons his wife and son to find one,…

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'Wonderful, life-saving ... places Russell Hoban among the greatest, timeless novelists' The TimesBorn to swim thousands of miles in the ocean, the giant sea turtles are now trapped in a tank of golden-green water at London Zoo. But not for…

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