Developments in the countryside, p30
A face for playing Churchill, p22
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Rod Liddle and Kate Chisholm are away.
12 Yes, Ma’am How the Queen redefined her role with a little help from Sir Humphrey Robert Hardman 13 Catherine Ormell ‘Saint-Exupéry adds a new moth to his collection’: a poem 14 Stop Martin McGuinness
Print the truth before he’s president Douglas Murray 17 Strauss rules
England’s Test captain on leadership Ed Smith 18 The case for cliché Some old chestnuts are delicious
Dot Wordworth 20 The free market in danger To protect our system, change it
Ross Clark 22 Playing Churchill Warren Clarke on taking up the cigar
Robert Gore-Langton 24 Sacrilege in Peterborough Travels with a wheely suitcase
Theodore Dalrymple 27 Algerian Notebook Rian Malan
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the spectator | 22 October 2011 | www.spectator.co.uk We need to talk about We Need To Talk About Kevin, p58
Claude Lorrain classics, p52
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The Enchanted Landscape Michael Prodger 54 Fra Angelico and the
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Pre-Raphaelite Painter Laura Gascoigne 56 Dance The Royal Ballet; Brilliant
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Deborah Ross 59 Opera Xerxes
Michael Tanner 60 Theatre The Pitmen Painters; Honeypot
61 Radio Olivia Glazebrook 62 Television James Delingpole Culture notes Rebecca Nicholson
Life 69 High life Taki Low life Jeremy Clarke 71 Real life Melissa Kite 72 Motoring Alan Judd Bridge Susanna Gross
Andfinaly . . . 74 Chess Raymond Keene 75 Competition; Crossword 76 Status anxiety Toby Young Dave Michael Heath 77 The Wiki Man Rory Sutherland Your problems solved Mary Killen 78 Drink Bruce Anderson Ancient and modern Peter Jones
How touching to think that the BlackBerry is going the way of the crinoline and the gramophone Charles Moore, p11
Our economic system is fairweather laissez-faireism which turns interventionist for the powerful when the weather goes bad Ross Clark, p20
Something Understood is a 30-minute encouragement to be human — just what my Sunday morning needs Olivia Glazebrook, p61
Douglas Murray is an associate director of the Henry Jackson Society.
Dot Wordsworth writes The Spectator’s ‘Mind your language’ column.
Philip Hensher’s most recent novel is King of the Badgers. Samuel Brittan has been an economic commentator at the
Financial Times since 1966.
Anne Chisholm has written biographies of Nancy Cunard, Rumer Godden and Frances Partridge.
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