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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Cover illustration by Chris Riddell
Issue no. 364
LITERARY REVIEW April 2009