T HISMONTH ’ SPULPIT is written by D J Taylor, a novelist and biographer. His latest novel, Kept, was published in February by Chatto & Windus, and his On the Corinthian Spirit: The Decline of Amateurism in Sport will appear in May.
R OGER S CRUTON is a writer and philosopher. His Gentle Regrets: Thoughts from a Life is published by Continuum.
P ETER M C D ONALD ’s new edition of the Collected Poems of Louis MacNeice will be published later this year by Faber.
A BIGAIL G REEN teaches modern European history at Brasenose College, Oxford. She is the author of Fatherlands: State-Building and Nationhood in Nineteenth-Century Germany(CUP).
N ORMAN S TONE is Director of the Turkish Russian Institute, Bilkent University, Ankara.
S COTT M ANDELBROTE teaches history at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and is an editorial director of the Newton Project (www.newtonproject.ic.ac.uk). He is writing a book about the reception of the Greek text of the Old Testament in early modern Europe and editing the Warden’s Punishment Book of All Souls College, Oxford.
M ICHAEL B URLEIGH ’s Sacred Causes will be published this autumn by HarperCollins.
A NDREW R OBERTS ’s A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900 will be published in September.
T IM H EALD ’s Village Cricket is published in paperback this month by Little, Brown.
MUSIC & ART
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C HRISTOPHER W OODWARD William Kent: Architect, Designer, Opportunist Timothy Mowl S COTT M ANDELBROTE NewtonPeter Ackroyd P AUL J OHNSON Adam Smith and the Pursuit of Perfect Liberty James Buchan A LLAN M ASSIE Elizabeth’s Spy Master: Francis Walsingham and the Secret War that Saved England Robert Hutchinson C HANDAK S ENGOOPTA The Medical Detective: John Snow and the Mystery of CholeraSandra Hempel F RANK M C L YNN Ava Gardner Lee Server
R OGER S CRUTON Treacherous Bonds and Laughing Fire: Politics and Religion in Wagner’s ‘Ring’ Mark Berry C HARLES S AUMAREZ S MITH The Sale of the Late King’s Goods: Charles I and his Art Collection Jerry Brotton J ANE R YE The Yellow House: Van Gogh, Gaugin, and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Arles Martin Gayford M ICHAEL P RODGER The Judgement of Paris: Manet, Meissonier and an Artistic Revolution Ross King
VSN AIPAULTALKSTO F ARRUKH D HONDY
S IMON H EFFER Bad Faith: A Forgotten History of Family and Fatherland Carmen Callil The Unfree French: Life under the Occupation Richard Vinen J ONATHAN M IRSKY The Long March Sun Shuyun D AVID C ESARANI Killing Hitler: The Third Reich and the Plots against the Führer Roger Moorhouse In the Bunker with Hitler: The Last Witness Speaks Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven with François d’Alançon N ORMAN S TONE Twice a Stranger: How Mass Expulsion Forged Modern Greece and Turkey Marion Rodgers
A NDREW R OBERTS Wavell: Soldier and Statesman Victoria Schofield J USTIN M AROZZI Kublai Khan: From Xanadu to Superpower John Man C HARLES W HEELER American Shogun: MacArthur, Hirohito and the American Duel with Japan Robert Harvey A LLAN M ALLINSON Dusty Warriors: Modern Soldiers at War Richard Holmes
LITERARY REVIEW April 2006
Editor:N ANCY S LADEK Deputy Editor: T OM F LEMING Editor-at-Large: J EREMY L EWIS
Editorial Assistants: P HILIP W OMACK , G EORGE N ORTON Contributing Editors: A LAN R AFFERTY , S EBASTIAN S HAKESPEARE Business Manager: R OBERT P OSNER Advertising Manager: T ERRY F INNEGAN Founding Editor:D R A NNE S MITH Founding Father: A UBERON W AUGH Cover illustration by Chris Riddell Issue no. 331