The most important thing about this book is the label on the back which reads: ‘Price £7.50’. Admittedly it is a sticky label and that, I fear, means that next time I look it may be £8.50 – and eventually more. But in any case it is a splendid example of the phenomenon of ‘paper-backs to the rescue’ for art-historians.
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June is here, and so is the new issue of Literary Review.
In this month's cover article, Alexander Watson looks at revolutions in Germany and Russia, and asks why the year 1918 was such an 'extraordinary historical moment'.