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T OM H OLLAND Babylon: Myth and Reality
A NNE S OMERSET The Sisters Who Would be Queen: The Tragedy of Katherine, Mary and Lady Jane GreyLeanda de Lisle A NNE W ROE The Man Who Believed He Was King of France: A True Medieval Tale Tommaso di Carpegna Falconieri V IRGINIA R OUNDINGON R OYAL L ADIES
A LEXANDER W AUGH The Triumph of Music: Composers, Musicians and their Audiences, 1700 to the Present Tim Blanning P ATRICK O’C ONNOR Hallelujah Junction John Adams U RSULA K L E G UIN A Book of Silence Sara Maitland
J OHN G RAY The Philosopher and the Wolf: Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death and Happiness Mark Rowlands R AYMOND S EITZ Tippecanoe and Tyler Too: Famous Slogans and Catchphrases in American History Jan R van Meter A LLAN M ALLINSON Admirals: The Naval Commanders who Made Britain Great Andrew Lambert S IMON H EFFER The Hugo Young Papers (Ed) Ion Trewin C HRISTOPHER H ART Sex, Drugs and Chocolate Paul Martin A NDREW B ARROW The Art of Conversation Catherine Blyth
J ONATHAN M IRSKY Witness to Extinction: How We Failed to Save the Yangtze River Dolphin Samuel Turvey T OM F ORTMAKES F OUR N ATURAL S ELECTIONS P ETER D AVIES ONA C LUTCHOF B IRD B OOKS
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P AMELA N ORRIS Apology for the Woman WritingJenny Diski M ICHELE R OBERTS The Fire Gospel Michel Faber C AROLINE M OOREHEAD Esther’s Inheritance Sándor Márai J OHNDE F ALBE The Wooden Village; The End of Freddy Peter Pist’anek S AM L EITH Land of Marvels Barry Unsworth C AROLE A NGIER Scarred Hearts Max Blecher L UCY B ERESFORD The First Person and Other Stories Ali Smith T ADZIO K OELB Me and Kaminski Daniel Kehlmann S USANNA J ONES The China Lover Ian Buruma
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R AYMOND S EITZ was US Ambassador to the Court of St James from 1991 to 1994.
D IANA A THILL is the author of Stet and Yesterday Morning: A Very English Childhoodand, most recently, Somewhere Towards the End, all published by Granta Books.
D OMINIC S ANDBROOK ’s latest book, A History of Britain in the Swinging Sixties, is published by Little, Brown.
T OM H OLLAND ’s most recent book is Millennium: The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom(Little, Brown).
R ICHARD O VERY ’s The Morbid Age: Britain and the Crisis of Civilisation 1919–1939will be published by Penguin in the spring.
A LLISTER H EATH is Editor of City AM.
A LEXANDER W AUGH ’s most recent book, The House of Wittgenstein, is published by Bloomsbury.
C OLIN B URROW is a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. His anthology of Metaphysical Poetryis available from Penguin.
M ICHAEL B URLEIGH ’s Blood and Rage: A Cultural History of Terrorism will be available in paperback in April.
A LLAN M ASSIE is the author of nineteen novels, and his The Thistle and the Rose: Six Centuries of Love and Hate Between the Scots and the English, is published by John Murray.
O LEG G ORDIEVSKY spent eleven years as a British secret agent inside the KGB. He was exposed in 1985 and placed under house arrest in Moscow, facing an imminent death sentence. However, with the assistance of British Intelligence, he escaped and was brought to London. He survives, somewhere in England, to tell the tale, and has written four books, three of them in partnership with Christopher Andrew.
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