Literary Review - December 2005 / January 2006
DECEMBER 2005 / JANUARY 2006
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R AYMOND S EITZ The River of Doubt Candice Millard T OM S TACEY The State of Africa Martin Meredith Africa: A Modern History Guy Arnold R ICHARD D OWDEN The Chains of Heaven Philip Marsden H ARRY M OUNT The Call of the Weird Louis Theroux
C HARLES E LLIOTT The Naming of Names Anna Pavord J ANE G ARDAM This Other Eden Andrea Wulf and Emma Gieben-Gamal The Riverside Gardens of Thomas More’s London C Paul Christianson S TEPHEN A NDERTON The Secret Life of Trees Colin Tudge Oak: The Frame of Civilisation William Bryant Logan P ETER D AVIESON B IRD B OOKS
J ONATHAN M IRSKY China: The Three Emperors (Ed) Evelyn S Rawski and Jessica Rawson
P ETER W ASHINGTON Crusoe’s Secret: The Aesthetics of Dissent Tom Paulin ACG RAYLINGON M YTHS J ONATHAN M IRSKY The History of ‘The Times’ Graham Stewart V ALENTINE C UNNINGHAM Faculty Towers Elaine Showalter K ATIE H ICKMAN The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Ed) Robin Lenman The Ongoing Moment Geoff Dyer M ICHAEL P ROWSE The Google Story David A Vise F RANCIS K ING Untold Stories Alan Bennett C RISPIN J ACKSON The Greatest Fight of our Generation Lewis A Erenberg Beyond Glory David Margolick
J OHN D UGDALE The March ELDoctorow O PHELIA F IELD Get A Life Nadine Gordimer S EBASTIAN S HAKESPEARE Nothing That Meets The Eye: The Uncollected Stories of Patricia Highsmith S AM L EITH Memories of My Melancholy Whores Gabriel García Márquez J OANNA K AVENNA Leopard VI: The Norwegian Feeling for Real (Ed) Harald Baache-Wiig
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CLASSIFIEDS 79/80LR CROSSWORD 10LR BOOKSHOP 78
P ETER W ASHINGTON is General Editor of the Everyman’s Library.
M ICHAEL B URLEIGH ’s Earthly Powers was published in October by Harper Collins. He is finishing the sequel, Sacred Causes.
L UCY W OODING is a lecturer in Early Modern History at King’s College London, and the author of Rethinking Catholicism in Reformation England (OUP).
J ONATHAN M IRSKY resigned from The Timesin early 1998.
R ICHARD D OWDEN is Director of the Royal African Society.
E VAN M AWDSLEY is Professor of International History at the University of Glasgow. His Thunder in the East: The Nazi-Soviet War, 1941-1945has just been published by Arnolds.
AC G RAYLING ’s Descartes: The Life of René Descartes and Its Place in His Times was published in October by Free Press.
R ICHARD O VERY ’s The Dictators: Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Russia was awarded the Wolfson Prize for History 2005 and is available in paperback from Penguin.
P ETER J ONES is the founder of Friends of Classics.
B LAIR W ORDEN is Research Professor of History at the University of London. His most recent book, Roundhead Reputations: The English Civil Wars and the Passions of Posterity, is published by Allen Lane.
F RANCES W ILSON ’s books include Literary Seductions and, most recently, The Courtesan’s Revenge, available in paperback from Faber & Faber.
R AYMOND S EITZ was US Ambassador to the Court of St James from 1991 to 1994.
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