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Reviewed in the LRB - Vol. 45 No. 6

Selected by the Bookshop


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A bold new history of the rise and expansion of the Norman Dynasty across Europe from Byzantium to England In the eleventh century the climate was improving, population was growing, and people were on the move. The Norman dynasty ranged…

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'Powerful' The Economist'Fascinating, panoramic . . . Roach brings an expert eye and page-turning energy' Helen Castor, bestselling author of She Wolves'Narrated with pace, clarity, authority and style, Roach's book is a bracing…

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Translated by Richard SieburthThe first English collection of the late poetry and prose fragments of literary icon Charles Baudelaire “[A] handsome new book . . . all this inchoate material is given context by…

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Translated by Anne PostenA highly anticipated biography of the enigmatic and popular Swedish painter. The Swedish painter Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) was forty-four years old when she broke with the academic tradition in…

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We know that there were dogs in Victorian Britain, but who were the 'Doggy People' who kept them, bred them, showed them, worked with them and cared for them?Chapter by chapter, this book reveals the varied and often eccentric lives of the…

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Writing with refreshing passion, and with her own personal story at its heart, Alice Farnham sets out to explore what it means to be a conductor in modern times. Uniquely, she draws on a wealth of insights from fellow conductors, each with…

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***Winner of the 2022 Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award***'Pulse quickening. A nonfiction thriller - equal parts The China Syndrome and Mission Impossible' New York Times An epic account of the decades-long battle to control…

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Richard Wagner was one of the leading conductors of his time. Through his disciples Hans von Bulow, Hans Richter, Anton Seidl, Felix Mottl, Arthur Nikisch, and their many notable proteges, a Wagnerian art of interpretation became the norm…

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An in-depth history of how finance remade everyday life in Thatcher's Britain.Are We Rich Yet? tells the story of the financialization of British society. During the 1980s and 1990s, financial markets became part of daily life for many…

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Translated by Megan McDowellHis father could find what was lost. His father knew when someone was going to die. His father had talked to him about the dead who rode in on the wind. The dead travel fast.Gaspar is six years old when the…

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