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Reviewed in the LRB - Vol. 44 No. 5

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The prequel to The Crown: the first truly candid portrait of George V and Mary, the Queen's grandparents and creators of the modern monarchy The lasting reputation of George V is for dullness. His biographer Harold Nicolson famously…

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'Haunting ... lingers in the mind long after the final page is turned' Sunday Times…

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'I couldn't put this book down. Malcolm inspired us to make art out of our boredom and anger. He set us free' Bobby Gillespie, Primal ScreamIncluded in the Guardian 10 best music biographies'Excellent . . . With this book, Gorman…

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A comprehensive history of censorship in modern BritainFor Victorian lawmakers and judges, the question of whether a book should be allowed to circulate freely depended on whether it was sold to readers whose mental and moral capacities…

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Perfect for Hallowe'en: haunting accounts of real-life exorcisms through the centuries, from ancient Egypt and the biblical Middle East to colonial America and twentieth-century South AfricaLevitation. Feats of superhuman strength. Speaking…

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'Got under my skin in the way the best writing can' SHEILA HETIA fearless and savagely funny examination of masculinity under late capitalism, from an electrifying new voiceSet in Philly one year into Trump's presidency, Sean Thor Conroe's…

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With a Foreword by Francesca Wade and an Introduction by Sophie LewisDiane di Prima began writing her ‘Letters’ in 1968, conjuring a potent blend of utopian visions, ecological urgency and spiritual insight. By turns a manifesto…

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The first account of the dissolution of the monasteries for fifty years-exploring its profound impact on the people of Tudor England Shortly before Easter, 1540 saw the end of almost a millennium of monastic life in England. Until then…

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An engaging, richly illustrated account of parish churches and churchgoers in England, from the Anglo-Saxons to the mid-sixteenth century Parish churches were at the heart of English religious and social life in the Middle Ages and the…

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