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Ten books that we admired this year

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Highlights of 2012 included studies of tyranny and a ramble through a classic film

Here, in no particular order, are ten books that Prospect writers particularly admired this year.

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1. In the summer Lisa Appignanesi singled out Yu Hua’s “riveting memoir, China in Ten Words (Duckworth Overlook, £16.99)” in which, she wrote, “the celebrated novelist and one-time smalltown dentist presents a wealth of darkly comic anecdotes about everyday life in China over the last 50 years. Each chapter is dedicated to a…

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