THIS MONTH’S PULPITis written by Sebastian Shakespeare, who is an Evening Standard columnist and diarist and is Books editor of Tatler.
DIANAATHILL’s most recent book, Somewhere Towards the End, is published by Granta Books.
JOHNADAMSONis a Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge. His new book, The Noble Revolt: The Overthrow of Charles I, is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
JONATHANMIRSKYis a historian and journalist specialising on China.
ALEXANDERWAUGHhas just finished writing a biography of the Wittgenstein family of Vienna, which will be published by Bloomsbury.
PETERWASHINGTONis General Editor of the Everyman’s Library.
RONALDMUWENDAMUTEBI II is The Kabaka of Buganda.
ANDREWLYCETT’s most recent book is Conan Doyle: The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes, published by Weidenfield & Nicolson.
GILLIANTINDALL’s books include Celestine, Voices from a French Village (Vintage) and The Journey of Martin Nadaud(Pimlico).
PHILLIPKNIGHTLEYis the author of The Second Oldest Profession: Spies and Spying in the 20th Century (Vintage).
BELINDAJACKis Fellow in French at Christ Church, Oxford, and author of the acclaimed George Sand: A Woman’s Life Writ Large (Chatto & Windus), and more recently, Beatrice’s Spell: The Enduring Legend of Beatrice Cenci. She is currently writing The History of the Woman Readerfor Yale University Press.
GILLIANTINDALL A Dangerous Liaison Carole Seymour-Jones PETERWASHINGTON Isaac Rosenberg: The Making of a Great War Poet Jean Moorcroft Wilson ALLANMASSIE The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V S Naipaul Patrick French BELINDAJACK Wartime Notebooks: and Other Texts Marguerite Duras JAMESOWEN Axel Munthe: The Road to San Michele Bengt Jangfeldt NICHOLASMURRAY Selected Letters of Aldous Huxley ( Ed) James Sexton
ADRIANWEALE Muqtada Al-Sadr and the Fall of Iraq Patrick Cockburn The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes MICHAELBURLEIGH Brother Tariq: The Doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan Caroline Fourest ALLISTERHEATH An Appeal to Reason: A Cool Look at Global Warming Nigel Lawson
SARAHBRADFORD Isabella de’ Medici: The Glorious Life and Tragic End of a Renaissance Princess Caroline P Murphy ADRIANTINNISWOOD Read My Heart: Dorothy Osborne and Sir William Temple – A Love Story in the Age of Revolution Jane Dunn JONATHANMIRSKY Confucius: A Life of Thought and Politics Annping Chin SIMONHEFFER In the Shadow of the Magic Mountain: The Erika and Klaus Mann Story Andrea Weiss CAROLEANGIER My Father’s Country: The Story of a German Family Wibke Bruhns HENRIETTAGARNETT Bloomsbury Ballerina: Lydia Lopokova, Imperial Dancer and Mrs John Maynard Keynes Judith Mackrell ISABELQUIGLY Who was Sophie? Celia Robertson
JOHNADAMSON Going Dutch: How England Plundered Holland’s Glory Lisa Jardine TOMHOLLAND God’s Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570–1215 David Levering Lewis ANDREWLYCETT The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, or The Murder at Road Hill HouseKate Summerscale
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LITERARY REVIEW April 2008