THIS MONTH’S PULPIT is written by A C Grayling. His Ideas that Matter: A Personal Guide to the Twenty-First Century is published this month by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
MARK BOSTRIDGE’s most recent book is Florence Nightingale: The Woman and Her Legend (Viking).
DAVID STAFFORD is the author of Endgame 1945: Victory, Retribution, Liberation (Abacus, 2008).
MICHAEL BURLEIGH’s Blood and Rage is available this month in paperback from HarperPerennial. His war correspondent grandfather covered Omdurman and the Natal campaign alongside the young Churchill, who chaired Bennet Burleigh’s memorial committee in July 1914.
ALISON LIGHT is Professor of Modern Literature at Newcastle University. Her Mrs Woolf and the Servants is now published in Penguin paperback.
MICHAEL HOLMAN, former Africa editor of the Financial Times, is working on the last novel of a trilogy satirising the aid business, which began with Last Orders at Harrods, and continued with Fatboy and the Dancing Ladies.
PHILIP MOULD is an art dealer. His new book, Sleuth: The Amazing Quest for Lost Art Treasures, will be published in June (HarperCollins).
JAMES HOLLAND is the author of Italy’s Sorrow: A Year of War, 1944–1945.
DAVID PROFUMO’s family memoir, Bringing The House Down, is published in paperback by John Murray.
DAVID CESARANI’s Major Farran’s Hat: Murder, Scandal and Britain’s War Against Jewish Terrorism, 1945–1948 was published last month by Heinemann.
SECOND WORLD WAR
MICHAEL BURLEIGH Warlord: Churchill at War, 1874–1945 Carlo d’Este JAMES HOLLAND The Bitter Sea: The Struggle for Mastery in the Mediterranean, 1935–1949 Simon Ball CAROLINE MOOREHEAD Americans in Paris: Life and Death under Nazi Occupation 1940–44 Charles Glass DAVID STAFFORD Germany 1945: From War to Peace Richard Bessel DAVID CESARANI Who Will Write Our History? Rediscovering a Hidden Archive from the Warsaw Ghetto Samuel D Kassow
MARK BOSTRIDGE Jane’s Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World Claire Harman ALISON LIGHT The Essays of Virginia Woolf – Volume 5: 1929 to 1932 (Ed) Stuart N Clarke BERNARD O’DONOGHUE Collected Poems and The Shape of the Dance: Essays, Interviews and Digressions Michael Donaghy
PATRICK HENNESSEY The Gamble: General Petraeus and the Untold Story of the American Surge in Iraq, 2006–2008 Thomas E Ricks ADAM LEBOR Rebel Land: Among Turkey’s Forgotten Peoples Christopher de Bellaigue MICHAEL HOLMAN Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is Another Way for Africa Dambisa Moyo
HAZHIR TEIMOURIAN The Life and Times of the Shah Gholam Reza Afkhami EDWARD NORMAN Calvin Bruce Gordon RICHARD DAVENPORT-HINES The Other Elizabeth Taylor Nicola Beauman FRANCES SPALDING Frances Partridge: The Biography Anne Chisholm
RICHARD OVERY The Uses and Abuses of History Margaret MacMillan DONALD RAYFIELD Red Star over Russia: A Visual History of the Soviet Union from 1917 to the Death of Stalin David King PAUL ADDISON Thatcher’s Britain: The Politics and Social Upheaval of the Thatcher Era Richard Vinen KEVIN MYERS The News From Ireland: Foreign Correspondents and the Irish Revolution Maurice Walsh ADRIAN TINNISWOOD Buccaneers of the Caribbean: How Piracy Forged an Empire, 1607–1697 Jon Latimer
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PAMELA NORRIS The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws Margaret Drabble ROBERT CHESSHYRE The Anatomist: The Autobiography of Anthony Sampson DAVID PROFUMO Collections of Nothing William Davies King JOHN LUKACS Memories of an SOE Historian M R D Foot
TOM FORT Say Goodbye to the Cuckoo Michael McCarthy A Single Swallow: Following an Epic Journey from South Africa to South Wales Horatio Clare TIM RICHARDSON Nature Over Again: The Garden Art of Ian Hamilton Finlay John Dixon Hunt DAVID E COOPER Beef: How Milk, Meat and Muscle Shaped the World Andrew Rimas and Evan D G Fraser CHARLES ELLIOTT Gilding the Lily: Inside the Cut Flower Industry Amy Stewart
JEREMY WARNER Chasing Alpha: How Reckless Growth and Unchecked Ambition Ruined the City’s Golden Decade Philip Augar DOUGLAS MURRAY From Fatwa to Jihad: The Rushdie Affair and Its Legacy Kenan Malik BEN WILSON Gray’s Anatomy: Selected Writings John Gray JEREMY LEWIS The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work Alain de Botton DIANA ATHILL The Music Room William Fiennes PHILIP MOULD The American Leonardo: A 20th-Century Tale of Obsession, Art and Money John Brewer ALLAN MASSIE The Roman Forum David Watkin
JOHN DUGDALE The Missing Tim Gautreaux SAM LEITH Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi Geoff Dyer CAROLE ANGIER The Kindly Ones Jonathan Littell SUZI FEAY In the Kitchen Monica Ali KATE SAUNDERS The Enemy of the Good Michael Arditti TOBY LICHTIG Map of the Invisible World Tash Aw LINDY BURLEIGH Security Stephen Amidon ANDREW BARROW Ask Alice D J Taylor
LUCY POPESCU JESSICA MANN
DIANA ATHILL is the author of Stet and Yesterday Morning: A Very English Childhood and, most recently, Somewhere Towards the End, which won the Costa Book Award for biography this year.
RICHARD OVERY’s The Morbid Age: Britain Between the Wars will be published next month by Allen Lane.
PAUL ADDISON is an Honorary Fellow of the School of History and Classics at the University of Edinburgh. His most recent book is Churchill: The Unexpected Hero (OUP).
PATRICK HENNESSEY’s The Junior Officers’ Reading Club, a giant rollercoaster of a memoir in 400 sizzling chapters, is published by Allen Lane in June.
ADAM LEBOR is the author of City of Oranges: Arabs and Jews in Jaffa.
KEVIN MYERS is the author of Watching the Door: Cheating Death in 1970s Belfast (Atlantic Books).
DOUGLAS MURRAY is the director of the Centre for Social Cohesion.
ADRIAN TINNISWOOD’s next book, Pirates of the Mediterranean: True Stories of Corsairs, Converts and Conquest, will be published by Cape next spring.
JEREMY WARNER is Business & City Editor of The Independent.
BERNARD O’DONOGHUE’s Selected Poems was published by Faber in 2008.
DONALD RAYFIELD is the author of Stalin and his Hangmen (Penguin, 2005).
BEN WILSON’s What Price Liberty? is published next month by Faber.
JEREMY LEWIS is writing a book about the Greene family – Graham Greene’s siblings and first cousins – for publication by Jonathan Cape next year.
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