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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.


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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