T HIS MONTH ’ S P ULPIT is written by Jeremy Lewis. His most recent book, Penguin Special: The Life and Times of Allen Lane, is now available in paperback from Penguin. He is currently working on a book about the Greene family for Jonathan Cape.
C HRISTOPHER R OSS is a writer living in Paris. He spent five years in Japan in the 1990s, returning in 2002 to research his latest book, Mishima’s Sword, on the spectacular suicide of Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima.
J ASON G OODWIN is the author of The Janissary Tree, an Ottoman thriller (Faber & Faber).
C HRISTOPHER H ART ’s first volume of his blockbuster Attila trilogy, written under the pseudonym William Napier, is now available in paperback.
U RSULA B UCHAN has written the Gardens column inThe Spectator for more than 20 years. Her latest book, The English Garden, will be published by Frances Lincoln in October.
P ETER J ONES is the Founder of Friends of Classics.
C HRIS B RAY , whose mother says he will never be happy, is film critic of the First Post. His book on Michael Caine and post-war Britain is out from Faber & Faber.
A LICE P ITMAN is The Oldie’s shopping correspondent.
C HANDAK S ENGOOPTA is Reader in History at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is writing The City of Dreadful Myths, a history of Western images of his hometown Calcutta.
M ARTYN B EDFORD ’s fifth novel, The Island of Lost Souls, was published in May by Bloomsbury.
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R ICHARD O VERY The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy Adam Tooze D ONALD R AYFIELD I Want to Live: The Diary of a Young Girl in Stalin’s RussiaNina Lugovskaya P ETER J ONES An Imperial Possession: Britain in the Roman Empire, 54 BC – AD 409 David Mattingly J ASON G OODWIN Victory of the West: The Story of the Battle of Lepanto Niccolò Capponi F RANK F AIRFIELD The Breaking Point: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and the Murder of José Robles Stephen Koch Guerra! Living in the Shadows of the Spanish Civil War Jason Webster N IGEL J ONESONTHE S OMME G ILES M AC D ONOGH Berlin Games: How Hitler Stole the Olympic Dream Guy Walters C HANDAK S ENGOOPTA The Black Hole: Money, Myth and Empire Jan Dalley
S IMON H EFFER Stravinsky: The Second Exile, France and America, 1934–1971, Vol 2 Stephen Walsh P ATRICK O’C ONNOR Lorenzo Da Ponte: The Adventures of Mozart’s Librettist in the Old and New Worlds Rodney Bolt The Man Who Wrote Mozart Anthony Holden W ILLIAM P ALMER And They All Sang: The Great Musicians of the 20th Century Talk About Their Music Studs Terkel
J ULIA K EAY The Bloodless Revolution: Radical Vegetarians and the Discovery of India Tristram Stuart C HARLES E LLIOTT Seed to Seed Nicholas Harberd
R ICHARD H OLMES Captain Professor: The Memoirs of Sir Michael Howard Michael Howard F RANK M C L YNN Bette Davis: The Girl Who Walked Home Alone Charlotte Chandler U RSULA B UCHAN My Darling Herriott: Henrietta Luxborough, Poetic Gardener and Irrepressible Exile Jane Brown D OMINIC S ANDBROOK The Man Who Saved Britain Simon Winder
H AZHIR T EIMOURIAN On the Road to Kandahar: Travels through Conflict in the Islamic World Jason Burke J OHN S WEENEY City of Oranges: Arabs and Jews in Jaffa Adam LeBor
LITERARY REVIEW July 2006
Editor:N ANCY S LADEK Deputy Editor: T OM F LEMING Editor-at-Large: J EREMY L EWIS Editorial Assistants: P HILIP W OMACK
Contributing Editors: A LAN R AFFERTY , S EBASTIAN S HAKESPEARE Business Manager: R OBERT P OSNER Advertising Manager: T ERRY F INNEGAN Advertising Assistant: M ATTHEW E DMONDS Founding Editor:D R A NNE S MITH Founding Father: A UBERON W AUGH Cover illustration by Chris Riddell Issue no. 334