Mad for the theatre, p39
Murdoch’s last stand, p18
3 Leading article 7 Portrait of the Week 9 Diary Tucker Carlson 10 Politics James Forsyth 16 Barometer 17 Rod Liddle 22 Ancient and modern 20 Matthew Parris 25 James Delingpole 26 Letters 27 Any other business Martin Vander Weyer
12 United in Euroscepticism Even the most federalist countries are now souring on the EU Anthony Browne 13 Kathryn Simmonds
‘Trivia’: a poem 14 Can they take Tripoli? With Libya’s middle-class rebels
Paul Wood 16 He was a sweet baby
Now Charlie Gilmour’s behind bars Victoria Lane 18 Murdoch’s high noon The real battle is in America
Anne Applebaum 22 Life-dividers Choices that can break a relationship
Angela Huth 24 Freedom in Wales Orphan to evacuee
BOOKS & ARTS
Books 30 David Sexton
The Sense of an Ending, by Julian Barnes 32 Jane Rye
The Barbed Wire University, by Midge Gillies 33 Ian Thomson
Ghost Milk, by Iain Sinclair Cressida Connolly
But What Comes After, by Ruth Leon 34 Andrew Taylor on recent crime fiction 35 Peter Parker
Mysterious Wisdom, by Rachel Campbell-Johnston 36 Lewis Jones
White Fever, by Jacek Hugo-Bader Alan Judd
Secret Days, by Asa Briggs 37 Bookends Marcus Berkmann
Charles Moore is away.
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the spectator | 23 July 2011 | www.spectator.co.uk Notes on a scandal, p17
Revelling in Ravilious, p41
Arts 39 Jane Feaver Behind the scenes with Kneehigh 40 Olden but golden Charles Spencer 41 Exhibitions Ravilious in Essex Andrew Lambirth 43 Cinema Beginners Deborah Ross 44 Theatre In the Penal Colony; Anne Boleyn
Lloyd Evans 45 Opera Rinaldo; Seven Angels
Michael Tanner Radio Kate Chisholm 47 Television Simon Hoggart Culture notes George Hull
Travel 48 The first resort Kicking back in the Maldives
Andrew Neil 50 What lies beneath A diver’s guide to wildlife
Neill Ghosh Life 55 High life Taki Low life Jeremy Clarke 56 Real life Melissa Kite 57 The turf Robin Oakley Bridge Janet de Botton
And finaly . . . 58 Chess Raymond Keene 59 Competition; Crossword 60 Status anxiety Toby Young Dave Michael Heath 61 Sport Roger Alton Your problems solved Mary Killen 62 Food Tanya Gold Mind your language Dot Wordsworth
I could never sleep with a man who insisted on a duvet Angela Huth, p22
Kafka was a cartoonist. He’s the Magritte of literature Lloyd Evans, p44
This time next week, thousands of young Republicans will have taken down their posters of Ann Coulter and put up ones of Wendi Deng Toby Young, p60
Anthony Browne has been Brussels correspondent of the Times, economics correspondent for the BBC director of Policy Exchange and policy adviser to Boris Johnson.
Paul Wood has reported for the BBC from Bosnia, Algeria, Syria and Darfur. He is now Afghanistan correspondent.
the spectator | 23 July 2011 | www.spectator.co.uk
Anne Applebaum is a columnist for the Washington Post and a former deputy editor of The Spectator.
Angela Huth is a novelist and journalist; her books include Land Girls and Invitation to the Married Life.
Jane Feaver’s new novel An Inventory of Heaven will be published next spring.