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Churches

Churches William Whyte UNLOCKING THE CHURCH The lost secrets of Victorian sacred space 272pp. Oxford University Press. £18.99. 978 0 19 879615 2 In all probability, William Whyte’s 2014 Hensley...

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Tenshu

Tenshu Jennifer Mitchelhill SAMURAI CASTLES History, architecture, visitors’ guides 128pp. Tuttle. $19.99. 978 4 8053 1387 9 The Japanese themselves did away with many of their own castles. Hundreds were...

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Évian

Évian Paul R. Bartrop THE EVIAN CONFERENCE OF 1938 AND THE JEWISH REFUGEE CRISIS 128pp. Palgrave. £49.99. 978 3 319 65045 6 July marked the eightieth anniversary of the Évian...

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Sheep

Sheep Axel Lindén ON SHEEP Diary of a Swedish shepherd Translated by Frank Perry 160pp. Quercus. £9.99. 978 1 78747 269 3 Axel Lindén left his hipster Stockholm existence behind...

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Theatre

Theatre Paterson Joseph JULIUS CAESAR AND ME Exploring Shakespeare’s African play 176pp. Bloomsbury. £18.99. 978 1 350 01118 2 The RSC’s 2012 production of Julius Caesar, set in a modern...

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French literature

French literature Émile Zola The Bright Side of Life Translated by Andrew Rothwell 368pp. Oxford University Press. Paperback, £9.99. 978 0 19 875361 2 The Bright Side of Life is...

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Censorship Aruna D’Souza Whitewalling Art, race and protest in 3 acts 160pp. Badlands Unlimited. Paperback, £15.35. 978 1 94326 314 1 On the opening day of last year’s Whitney Biennial,...

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Architecture

Architecture James Stevens Curl Making Dystopia The strange rise and survival of architectural barbarism 592pp Oxford University Press. £45.00. 978 0 19 875369 8 James Stevens Curl is the author...

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Bishops

Bishops John Luttrell NORMAN THOMAS GILROY An obedient life 316pp. St Paul’s Publications. Paperback, Aus$27.95. 978 1 925494 18 1 This thorough new biography of Norman Gilroy, Archbishop of Sydney...

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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Naomi Klein THE BATTLE FOR PARADISE Puerto Rico takes on the disaster capitalists 96pp. Haymarket. Paperback, £8.99. 978 1 60846 357 2 Naomi Klein is one of the...