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Reviewed in the LRB - Vol. 43 No. 7

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'This book flips your world upside down. Daniel Markovits argues that meritocracy isn't a virtuous, efficient system that rewards the best and brightest. Instead it rewards middle-class families who can afford huge investments in their…

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'If there were a Nobel Prize in History, Colley would be my nominee' …

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Before the Second World War, only about 20% of the population went to secondary school and barely 2% to university; today everyone goes to secondary school and half of all young people go to university. How did we get here from there? …

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The first full and intimate biography of writer and bon viveur Sybille Bedford'A fantastic read' India Knight, Sunday Times'A wonderful biography' Sara Wheeler, SpectatorBorn in Germany to aristocratic parents, Sybille Bedford's (1911-2006)…

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA LITERARY HIGHLIGHT FOR 2021 IN THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, GUARDIAN AND OBSERVER'The best biography yet of the media magnate Robert Maxwell - by turns engrossing, amusing and appalling' Robert Harris, Sunday…

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The fascinating history of French words that have entered the English language and the fertile but fraught relationship between English- and French-speaking cultures across the worldEnglish has borrowed more words from French than from any…

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In 1996, during the relatively early days of the web, Kenneth Goldsmith created UbuWeb to post hard-to-find works of concrete poetry. What started out as a site to share works from a relatively obscure literary movement grew into an…

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A People's History of Classics explores the influence of the classical past on the lives of working-class people, whose voices have been almost completely excluded from previous histories of classical scholarship and pedagogy, in Britain…

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