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14 July 2021

Subscriber of the week: David Hume

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Over many years.

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No.

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Leader, then cover feature.

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By the quiet glow of the marmalade.

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More women writers; more on devolution.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Emily Tamkin, John Gray, Stephen Bush, John Burnside.

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The leader column?

With which political figure would you least like to be stuck in a lift?

Michael Gove.

All-time favourite NS article? 

Peter Townsend on poverty.

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