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Reviewed in the LRB - Vol. 44 No. 23

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In 2016, a young Afghan driver and translator named Omar makes the heart-wrenching decision to flee his war-torn country, saying goodbye to Laila, the love of his life, without knowing when they might be reunited again. He is one of the…

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Translated from Spanish by Natasha WimmerFinalist for the 2021 National Book Award for Translated LiteratureIt is 1984 in Chile, in the middle of the Pinochet dictatorship. A member of the secret police walks into the office of a dissident…

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In 1885 Jane and Leland Stanford co-founded a university to honour their recently deceased young son. After her husband's death in 1893, Jane Stanford, a devoted spiritualist who expected the university to inculcate her values, steered…

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An exploration of the scale, practical reality, and future implications of the growing integration of biodiversity conservation with global security concerns "Offers a thorough overview of an aspect of conservation that has become…

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As well as being an important medieval theologian, Albertus Magnus (Albert the Great) also made significant contributions to the study of astronomy, geography and natural philosophy, and his studies of the natural world led Pope Pius XII to…

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'Superb...his pages fizz with character and colour' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times'Scholarly and very readable' Andrew Lycett, Spectator'Energetic and hugely entertaining' A.N.Wilson, TLSA definitive and compelling biography…

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A whip-smart, taut and compelling novel about a 60-something female assassin navigating the vulnerabilities posed by her ageing body, and a meditation on loss and lonelinessShe never presumed she herself would live out her natural life, so…

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A sociological history of literary study—both as a discipline and as a profession. As the humanities in higher education struggle with a labor crisis and with declining enrollments, the travails of literary study are especially…

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A penetrating analysis of the work of one of the most influential painters in the history of modern art by one of the world’s most respected art historiansFor more than a century the art of Paul Cézanne was deemed to hold the…

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'A detective story with a very considerable difference. Ingenious, stimulating and very enjoyable' SUNDAY TIMES'As interesting and enjoyable a book as they will meet in a month of Sundays' OBSERVERScotland Yard inspector Alan…

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* AS HEARD ON STEPHEN BARTLETT'S DIARY OF A CEO ** THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER * A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK *'I wish he could be editor of the world!' GRAHAM NORTON'Courageously truthful' SALMAN…

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‘The most important work of contemporary reporting I have ever read’ SALLY ROONEY‘Journalism of the most urgent kind’ FINANCIAL TIMESThe Western world has turned its back on refugees, fuelling one of the most…

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