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21 July 2021

Subscriber of the Week: Ludmilla Jordanova

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I’m a historian and writer.

Where do you live?

The Scottish Borders.

Do you vote?

Yes, always. I’m puzzled and disheartened by low turnouts in elections.

How long have you been a subscriber?

About 15 months.

What made you start?

A friend recommended Morning Call, soon after that I subscribed.

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What pages do you flick to first?

The shorter pieces, front and back, then the features gradually. I’m always behind.

How do you read yours?

Mostly in bed, with attention.

What would you like to see more of in the NS?

Classical music, architecture.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Tracey Thorn, Jeremy Cliffe, Dr Phil Whitaker.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Kamala Harris.

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

George Galloway.

All-time favourite NS article?

Too many to choose from.

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A rich resource for troubled times. 

This article appears in the 21 Jul 2021 issue of the New Statesman, The Chinese century