T HIS MONTH ’ S PULPIT is written by Frank McLynn. He is the author of over twenty books, on subjects as diverse as Burton, R L Stevenson and Jung. His new book, Lionheart and Lackland, will be published in September by Jonathan Cape. He is a self-confessed movie buff.
P EYTON S KIPWITH , after forty-four years with the Fine Art Society, is now a freelance art consultant, writer and critic. His latest book, co-authored with Brian Webb, is Design: Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious (Antique Collectors’ Club)
H UGH M ASSINGBERD ’s ‘entertainment’ Love and Art, devised from Anthony Powell’s A Dance to the Music of Time, was performed at the Wallace Collection in December, and is now ‘open to offers’ from literary festivals and the like.
M ICHAEL B URLEIGH ’s Sacred Causes will be published this autumn by HarperCollins.
D ONALD R AYFIELD ’s Stalin and his Hangmenis published in paperback by Viking. He is currently completing A Georgian English Dictionary.
D IANA A THILL is the author of Stet and Yesterday Morning: A Very English Childhood, both published by Granta.
G ILLIAN T INDALL ’s book about the oldest house on Bankside, The House By the Thames, is published next month by Chatto & Windus.
J OHN H OPKINS is the author of The Tangier Diaries, 1962–1979.
R OBERT T HICKNESSE is translating the terrific Martín y Soler/da Ponte comic opera La capricciosa corretta for performance at Bampton Classical Opera this summer.
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P AUL J OHNSON Tête-à-Tête: The Lives and Loves of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre Hazel Rowley L ESLIE M ITCHELL A Royal Affair: George III and his Troublesome Siblings Stella Tillyard R ICHARD G RAY Mark Twain: A Life Ron Powers R ICHARD B OSTON The Trouble with Tom: The Strange Afterlife and Times of Thomas Paine Paul Collins P IERS B RENDON The Excellent Doctor Blackwell: The Life of the First Woman Physician Julia Boyd
M ICHAEL B URLEIGH The Myth of Hitler’s Pope: How Pope Pius XII Rescued Jews from the Nazis David G Dalin Righteous Gentiles: How Pius XII and the Catholic Church saved Half a Million Jews from the Nazis Ronald J Rychlak C HRISTOPHER C OKER The Cold War John Lewis Gaddis R ICHARD O VERY The Master Plan: Himmler’s Scholars and the Holocaust Heather Pringle B LAIR W ORDEN The Glorious Revolution: 1688 – Britain’s Fight for Liberty Edward Vallance R ICHARD B ARBER The Perfect King: The Life of Edward III, Father of the English Nation Ian Mortimer H AZHIR T EIMOURIAN The Heirs of the Prophet Muhammad: The Two Paths of Islam Barnaby Rogerson G REGOR D ALLAS Civilisation: A New History of the Western World Roger Osborne
D ONALD R AYFIELD Russian Conservatism and its Critics: A Study in Political Culture Richard Pipes M ARY K ENNY Men That God Made Mad Derek Lundy S TUART H ENSEL Ukraine’s Orange Revolution Andrew Wilson L UCY L ETHBRIDGE Gone to New York: Adventures in the City Ian Frazier
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J OHN S WEENEY Contact Wounds: A War Surgeon’s Education Jonathan Kaplan C HARLES G LASS A Life of Privilege, Mostly Gardner Botsford D IANA A THILL The Year of the Jouncer Simon Gray J OHN H OPKINSONRECENTBIOGRAPHIESOF B RION G YSIN
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LITERARY REVIEW February 2006
Editor:N ANCY S LADEK Deputy Editor: T OM F LEMING Commissioning Editor: J EREMY L EWIS Editorial Assistants: G EORGE N ORTON , P HILIP W OMACK Contributing Editors: A LAN R AFFERTY 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. 329