T HIS MONTH ’ S PULPIT is by Cressida Connolly, whose The Rare and the Beautiful: The Lives of the Garmans will be published this month in paperback.
R AYMOND S EITZ is now a Contributing Editor for Condé Nast Traveller magazine.
C AROLE A NGIER is a biographer of Jean Rhys and Primo Levi. The Double Bond: Primo Levi, A Biographyis available in paperback from Penguin.
M ATTHEW S TURGIS is the author of a recently published biography of the painter, sometime Royal Academician and occasional admirer of Joshua Reynolds, Walter Sickert.
C HANDAK S ENGOOPTA is Senior Lecturer in History at Birkbeck College, University of London, and the author of Imprint of the Raj: How Fingerprinting was Born in Colonial India(Macmillan).
M ICHAEL E STORICK is a novelist and chairman of the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art.
J OHN K EAY will be doing his best to talk up The Spice Route (John Murray) and Mad About the Mekong (HarperCollins) at the Edinburgh Book Festival.
B ERNARD O’D ONOGHUE teaches English at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a former director of the Yeats summer school in Sligo.
G ILES T RENDLE is a documentary film-maker who has specialised in the Middle East for the past twenty years. He currently works with Al-Jazeera.
T OBY L ICHTIG is Assistant Editor at the TLS.
J OHN S WEENEY exercised in Baghdad by chasing rats around his hotel room.
C RESSIDA C ONNOLLY
S ELINA O’G RADY Malory: The Life and Times of King Arthur’s Chronicler Christina Hardyment L UCY L ETHBRIDGE Discovering Dorothea: The Life of the Pioneering Fossil-Hunter Dorothea Bate Karolyn Shindler C AROLE A NGIER Almost a Childhood Hans-Georg Behr A Woman in BerlinAnonymous D ONALD R AYFIELD Gannibal: The Moor of Petersburg Hugh Barnes B ERNARD O’D ONOGHUE Blood Kindred: W B Yeats – The Life, the Death, the Politics W J Mc Cormack B ETKA Z AMOYSKA Bess of Hardwick: First Lady of Chatsworth Mary S Lovell M ARY E MMA B AXTER Olga’s Story Stephanie Williams
M ICHAEL B URLEIGH Michael of Romania: The King and the Country Ivor Porter R AYMOND S EITZ White Savage: William Johnson and the Invention of America Fintan O’Toole F RANK F AIRFIELD Blondel’s Song: The Capture, Imprisonment and Ransom of Richard the Lionheart David Boyle N IGEL J ONES Claude and Madeleine: A True Story of Love, War and Espionage Edward Marriott P ETER W ESTON David and Winston: How a Friendship Changed History Robert Lloyd George
J OHN K EAY Children of the Raj Vyvyen Brendon C HANDAK S ENGOOPTA Edge of Empire: Conquest and Collecting in the East, 1750–1850 Maya Jasanoff J ULIA K EAY Curry: A Biography Lizzie Collingham
M ATTHEW S TURGIS Joshua Reynolds: The Creation of Celebrity (Tate Britain) W ILLIAM P ACKER A Picture of Britain (Tate Britain) A Picture of Britain David Dimbleby Graham Sutherland (Dulwich Picture Gallery; Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham) Graham Sutherland Martin Hammer
M ARY K ENNY Booking Passage: We Irish and Americans Thomas Lynch H AZHIR T EIMOURIAN Afghanistan: A Companion and Guide Bijan Omrani & Matthew Leeming G ILES T RENDLE Baghdad Bulletin David Enders
LITERARY REVIEW August 2005
Editor:N ANCY S LADEK Acting Editor: A LAN R AFFERTY Commissioning Editor: J EREMY L EWIS Editorial Assistant: T OM F LEMING General Assistant: G EORGE N ORTON Contributing Editor: S EBASTIAN S HAKESPEARE Business Manager: S ARAH M AHAFFY 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. 324