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Reviewed in the LRB - Vol. 45 No. 12

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‘A subject that could not be more important. A compact classic!’ Bill McKibben‘A moving elegy and cri de cœur for our world’s wetlands. I learned something new – and found something amazing – on…

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The shocking, untold story of how African independence was strangled at birth by America’s systematic interference.A Counterfire Book of the Year 2022Accra, 1958. Africa’s liberation leaders have gathered for a…

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The eighteenth-century Bank of England was an institution that operated for the benefit of its shareholders—and yet came to be considered, as Adam Smith described it, “a great engine of state.” In Virtuous Bankers,…

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The fascinating history of poetry anthologies and their influence on British society and culture over the last four centuries.For hundreds of years, anthologies have shaped the way we encounter literature. Eighteenth-century children and…

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'An exceptionally beautiful book' Carmen Maria Machado, author of In the Dream House 'A vast and complex tapestry that captures the humanity of people... it shimmers with grace.' Alison Bechdel, author of Fun HomeBefore there was Kate…

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'An indispensable writer ... Calvino, possesses the power of seeing into the deepest recesses of human minds and then bringing their dreams to life' Salman RushdieThe difference between life and literature; the good intentions of holiday…

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Powerfully sensual and sublimely stylish, Mrs S is a tale of queer love that smoulders with the heat of summer.In an elite English boarding school where the girls kiss the marble statue of the famous dead author who used to walk…

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The first history of childhood in Tudor England “Tudor Children is social history at its best. . . . By connecting with our own history as children, Orme invites us to embrace a new way of engaging with the…

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'Essential . . . thrilling . . . invaluable.' Irish Times'Absorbing . . . rippling with fun and atmosphere.' Sight & Sound'Hollywood's ultimate oral history.' New YorkerThe greatest conversation in the history of…

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