Vol. 43 No. 24 · 16 December 2021

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Anne Rothenstein

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Vol. 43 No. 24 · 16 December 2021

Letters

Barbara Penner, David Bell, Kirsty Entwistle, Bernadette Wren, Mark Leopold, Ann Stephen, Noel Hess, Martin Shaw, Daniel Berg, Jerry Ross

Julian Barnes

Flaubert at Two Hundred

John Lanchester

Breathtaking: Inside the NHS in a Time of Pandemic by Rachel Clarke. Abacus, 228 pp., £9.99, September, 978 0 349 14456 6
Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World’s Economy by Adam Tooze. Allen Lane, 354 pp., £25, September, 978 0 241 48587 3
Failures of State: The Inside Story of Britain’s Battle with Coronavirus by Jonathan Calvert and George Arbuthnott. Mudlark, 432 pp., £20, March, 978 0 00 843052 8
Covid by Numbers: Making Sense of the Pandemic with Data by David Spiegelhalter and Anthony Masters. Pelican, 320 pp., £10.99, October, 978 0 241 54773 1
The Covid Consensus: The New Politics of Global Inequality by Toby Green. Hurst, 294 pp., £14.99, April, 978 1 78738 522 1

Abby Innes

Short Cuts: State Capture

Erin Maglaque

Antwerp: The Glory Years by Michael Pye. Allen Lane, 271 pp., £25, August, 978 0 241 24321 3

Michael Wood

At the Movies: ‘Dune’

Susannah Clapp

Tom Stoppard: A Life by Hermione Lee. Faber, 977 pp., £14.99, September, 978 0 571 31444 7

Ferdinand Mount

George III: The Life and Reign of Britain’s Most Misunderstood Monarch by Andrew Roberts. Allen Lane, 763 pp., £35, October, 978 0 241 41333 3

Leontia Flynn

Poem: ‘All of the People’

Matthew Bevis

This Rare Spirit: A Life of Charlotte Mew by Julia Copus. Faber, 464 pp., £25, April, 978 0 571 31353 2
Selected Poetry and Prose by Charlotte Mew, edited by Julia Copus. Faber, 176 pp., £14.99, October 2019, 978 0 571 31618 2

Emily LaBarge

At Dulwich: Helen Frankenthaler

Robert Crawford

Borges and Me: An Encounter by Jay Parini. Canongate, 299 pp., £14.99, August, 978 1 83885 022 7

Rosemary Hill

Personal Pleasures: Essays on Enjoying Life by Rose Macaulay. Handheld Classics, 256 pp., £12.99, August, 978 1 912766 50 5

Andrew O’Hagan

At the Panto

Emily Witt

On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint by Maggie Nelson. Jonathan Cape, 288 pp., £20, September, 978 1 78733 269 0

Sarah Resnick

Something New under the Sun by Alexandra Kleeman. Fourth Estate, 351 pp., £15, August, 978 0 00 833911 1

Michael Chessum

In Chile

Paul Mendez

Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead. Fleet, 320 pp., £16.99, September, 978 0 7088 9944 1

Tom Stammers

Goya: A Portrait of the Artist by Janis Tomlinson. Princeton, 388 pp., £28, October 2020, 978 0 691 19204 8

Rupert Beale

On Omicron

Fara Dabhoiwala

Uncivil Mirth: Ridicule in Enlightenment Britain by Ross Carroll. Princeton, 255 pp., £28, April, 978 0 691 18255 1

Eyal Weizman

Tunnel Vision

Tom Crewe

Diary: Wrestling Days

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