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SARAWHEELER Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All: An Unlikely Love Story Christina Thompson JOHNCLAY Luca Antara Martin Edmond ADAMLEBOR Ararat Frank Westerman
KERRYBROWN The City of Heavenly Tranquillity: Beijing in the History of China Jasper Becker China: A History John Keay JONATHANMIRSKY The Battle For China’s Past: Mao & The Cultural Revolution Mobo Gao
PATRICKHENNESSEY A Million Bullets: The Real Story of the British Army in Afghanistan James Fergusson JONATHANSUMPTION A History of Political Trials from Charles I to Saddam Hussein John Laughland MELANIEPHILLIPS Look at Me: Celebrating the Self in Modern Britain Peter Whittle PETERDAVIES Corvus: A Life with Birds Esther Woolfson DAVIDPROFUMO The Last Fish Tale: The Fate of the Atlantic and Our Disappearing Fisheries Mark Kurlansky CHARLESSAUMAREZSMITH Who Owns Antiquity? James Cuno
ALANRAFFERTY Man in the Dark Paul Auster RACHELHORE A Blessed Child Linn Ullmann JOHNDUGDALE The Lazarus Project Aleksandar Hemon JONATHANBECKMAN Netherland Joseph O’Neill DAVIDJAYS Dreams of Rivers and Seas Tim Parks LUCYBERESFORD The Idea of Love Louise Dean MATTTHORNE Manual Daren King SEBASTIANSHAKESPEARE Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories Tobias Wolff MARTYNBEDFORD The Invention of Everything Else Samantha Hunt PHILIPWOMACKONFIRSTNOVELS
PAULBINDING Vilhelm Hammershoi: The Poetry of Silence
LUCYPOPESCU JESSICAMANN SUSANCROSLAND
JOHNGRAYis the author of Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and The Death of Utopia(Allen Lane).
JONATHANSUMPTIONis the author of a history of the Hundred Years War, and a practising QC.
CHARLES SAUMAREZ SMITH is Secretary and Chief Executive at the Royal Academy.
JANERIDLEYis writing a biography of King Edward VII, to be published by Chatto & Windus.
ADRIANWEALEis writing a history of the SS for Little, Brown. In 2003 he was recalled to the British Army and served as Chief of Staff for the Coalition Provisional Authority in the Iraqi province of Dhi Qar for six months.
JOHNCORNWELL is director of the Science and Human Dimension Project at Jesus College, Cambridge. His last book was Darwin’s Angel: An Angelic Riposte to the GodDelusion.
DAVIDPROFUMO’s family memoir, Bringing the House Down, is published in paperback by John Murray.
TOBY BARNARD’s Cromwellian Ireland, published originally in 1975, was reissued in 2000 by OUP. His most recent book, Improving Ireland? Projectors, Prophets and Profiteers, 1641-1786, has just been published by Four Courts Press, Dublin.
LUCYBERESFORD’s debut novel, Something I’m Not, is published by Duckworth.
VALERIEGROVEis writing a biography of Kaye Webb, who ran Puffin Books from 1961 to 1979. She would love to hear from those who remember her, and from anyone who was a member of the Puffin Club.
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