April 2017, issue no. 390

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Patrick McCaughey reviews 'Kenneth Clark: Life, Art and Civilization' by James Stourton

Patrick McCaughey

Kenneth Clark had a life like no other art historian or critic, gallery director, arts administrator, patron, collector, or presenter on television. Whatever he touched, he left a sheen of ... More

Diana Bagnall reviews 'The Case Against Fragrance' by Kate Grenville

Diana Bagnall

Kate Grenville’s publisher wasn’t keen on her writing a book about fragrance. He would have preferred another novel from the author of ...

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Gillian Dooley reviews 'After' by Nikki Gemmell

Gillian Dooley

In 2015, Nikki Gemmell’s mother, Elayn, took an overdose of painkillers. Gemmell’s new book, After, chronicles the difficult process of confronting her mother’s death and re ... More

Suzy Freeman-Greene reviews 'The Political is Personal: A 20th century memoir' by Judith Buckrich

Suzy Freeman-Greene

It is rare to read a memoir as joyfully insouciant about sex as Judith Buckrich’s The Political Is Personal. She describes the delicious state of discovering it, at seventeen, a ... More

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