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Reviewed in the LRB - Vol. 44 No. 24

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After the harrowing experience of the pandemic and the lockdowns, both states and individuals have been searching for ways to exit the crisis, hoping to return as soon as possible to 'the world as it was before the pandemic'. But there is…

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'Enthralling . . . Throws us straight into the fresh air, heather, rain and midges of the Hebrides, followed by the swamps and creeks of North America . . . Full of unforgettable glimpses' The TimesThe year is 1746. The Jacobite…

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Book of the Week in the Sunday Times, the Observer and the Daily MailFrom one of our finest contemporary biographers, a concise life of Roald Dahl - much-loved author and creator of numerous iconic literary characters.Roald Dahl was one of…

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Translated by Julie RoseUnder what conditions could ecology, instead of being one cluster of movements among others, organise politics around an agenda and a set of beliefs? Can ecology aspire to define the political horizon in the way that…

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An explosive expose of the world's most prestigious and successful management consultancy.'Panoramic, meticulously reported and ultimately devastating' Patrick Radden Keefe'Astonishing ... makes you so angry you want to chuck rocks at its…

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Considered by some to be the greatest novel of the twenty-first century, Helen DeWitt’s brilliant The Last Samurai tells the story of Sibylla, an Oxford-educated single mother raising a possible child prodigy, Ludo.…

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A spectacular new biography of the great designer, entrepreneur, abolitionist and beacon of the Industrial Revolution, from acclaimed historian and Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tristram HuntJosiah Wedgwood, perhaps the…

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A modern amorality play about a 17-year-old girl, the wilder shores of connoisseurship, and the power of false friendsMaman was exigeante—there is no English word—and I had the benefit of her training. Others may not be so…

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