THIS MONTH’S PULPIT is written by Frances Wilson. Her books include The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth (Faber & Faber).
PRAVEEN SWAMI i s Diplomatic Editor of the Daily Telegraph.
J ASON BURKE i s The Guardian’s South Asia correspondent. His new book, The 9/11 Wars, will be published by Penguin in September.
JOHN KEAY has been writing about India for forty years. His books include India: A History. He is currently labouring over an account of South Asia since 1947.
RODERICK MATTHEWS’s s econd book, J innah vs. Gandhi, will be published by Hachette this summer.
JANE RIDLEY’s biography of Edward VII will be published by Chatto & Windus next year.
CHARLES ESDAILE is the author of numerous books on Napoleon’s wars. He is currently working on a study of the French occupation of Andalucia in the period 1810–12.
FREDERIC RAPHAEL’s Ifs and Buts, his fifth volume of notebooks, was published in March by Carcanet.
ANDREW LYCETT is the biographer of Ian Fleming, Dylan Thomas and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
JONATHAN KEATES’s most recent book, The Siege of Venice, is published by Chatto & Windus.
DAVID CESARANI’s latest book is Major Farran’s Hat: Murder, Scandal a n d B r i t a i n ’ s War a g a i n s t J ew i s h Terrorism 1945–1948.
DOMINIC SANDBROOK is currently Senior Fellow at the Rothermere Institute, University of Oxford.
LITERARY REVIEW June 2011
ROME & ROMANS
PRAVEEN SWAMI Pakistan: A Hard Country Anatol Lieven JASON BURKE The Cage: The Fight for Sri Lanka and the Last Days of the Tamil Tigers Gordon Weiss JOHN KEAY His Majesty’s Opponent: Subhas Chandra Bose and India’s Struggle against Empire Sugata Bose Subhas Chandra Bose in Nazi Germany Romain Haynes RODERICK MATTHEWS Makers of Modern India (Ed) Ramachandra Guha The Beautiful and the Damned: Life in the New India Siddhartha Deb
JANE RIDLEY Octavia, Daughter of God: The Story of a Female Messiah and her Followers Jane Shaw PAUL JOHNSON Mysterious Wisdom: The Life and Work of Samuel Palmer Rachel Campbell-Johnston CHARLES J ESDAILE Radetzky: Imperial Victor and Military Genius Alan Sked JEREMY LEWIS Young Prince Philip: His Turbulent Early Life Philip Eade
FREDERIC RAPHAEL Treason of the Heart: From Thomas Paine to Kim Philby David Pryce-Jones JUSTIN MAROZZI Deadly Waters: Inside the Hidden World of Somalia’s Pirates Jay Bahadur ANDREW LYCETT Carte Blanche Jeffery Deaver
CHRISTOPHER HART Invisible Romans: Prostitutes, Outlaws, Slaves, Gladiators and Others Robert C Knapp JONATHAN KEATES Rome Robert Hughes Whispering City R J B Bosworth When in Rome: 2,000 Years of Roman Sightseeing Matthew Sturgis Death and the Dolce Vita Stephen Gundle
DAVID CESARANI The Death Marches: The Final Phase of Nazi Genocide Daniel Blatman RICHARD DAVENPORT-HINES Magpies, Squirrels and Thieves: How the Victorians Collected the World Jacqueline Yallop DOMINIC SANDBROOK One Nation Under Sex Larry Flynt and David Eisenbach ALLAN MASSIE A Hermit’s Cookbook: Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages Andrew Jotischky
JONATHAN MIRSKY On China Henry Kissinger RICHARD OVERY Forgotten Land: Journeys among the Ghosts of East Prussia Max Egremont
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ANDREW MANGO Atatürk: An Intellectual Biography M Sükrü Hanioglu Turkey: A Short History Norman Stone DANIEL BEER Russia: A 1,000-Year Chronicle of the Wild East Martin Sixsmith MICHAEL GOLDFARB Fuel on the Fire: Oil and Politics in Occupied Iraq Greg Muttitt ANDREW HUSSEY Time for Outrage! Stéphane Hessel
KEVIN JACKSON James Joyce: A Biography Gordon Bowker JOHN STUBBS Shakespeare: Upstart Crow t o Sweet Swan, 1592–1623 Katherine Duncan-Jones ROBERT GORDON Dante in Love A N Wilson
FRANCIS WHEEN Future Babble: Why Expert Predictions Fail and Why We Believe Them Anyway Dan Gardner AMELIA GENTLEMAN Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class Owen Jones ANDREW ROBERTS Stanley Kubrick’s Napoleon: The Greatest Movie Never Made (Ed) Alison Castle ALEXANDRA HARRIS To the River Olivia Laing TOM SHAKESPEARE A Theological Diagnosis Matt Edmonds JOHN SWEENEY The Psychopath Test Jon Ronson MARCEL BERLINS Ashes and Sparks: Essays on Law and Justice Stephen Sedley
JONATHAN BECKMAN Pure Andrew Miller FRANCIS KING The Girl in the Polka-dot Dress Beryl Bainbridge WENDY BRANDMARK Foreign Bodies Cynthia Ozick WILLIAM PALMER Rising Blood James Fleming JOHN THIEME River of Smoke Amitav Ghosh SUZI FEAY State of Wonder Ann Patchett TOBY LICHTIG Wish You Were Here Graham Swift THOMAS WILLIAMS Derby Day D J Taylor THOMAS MARKS The Summer of Drowning John Burnside ANTHONY CUMMINS The Great Night Chris Adrian
JONATHAN MIRSKY began reporting from China in 1972. He was named British International Reporter of the Year for his dispatches from Tiananmen in 1989.
ANDREW MANGO is the author of Atatürk (John Murray, 1999), The Turks Today (John Murray, 2004), and From the Sultan to Atatürk (Haus, 2009).
DANIEL BEER is writing a history of exile to Siberia under the tsars.
MICHAEL GOLDFARB covered the Iraq War as an unembedded reporter based in Erbil. His book, Ahmad’s War, Ahmad’s Peace: Surviving under Saddam, Dying in the New Iraq was a New York Times Notable Book of 2005.
ANDREW HUSSEY i s Professor of French and Dean of the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP) and currently writing a book called The French Intifada for Granta.
JOHN STUBBS’s most recent book, Reprobates: The Cavaliers of the English Civil War, has been longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize.
ROBERT GORDON teaches Italian at Cambridge University.
FRANCIS WHEEN’s most recent book is Strange Days Indeed: The Golden Age of Paranoia (Fourth Estate).
ANDREW ROBERTS is author of The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War, and is currently writing a biography of Napoleon.
ALEXANDRA HARRIS’s Romantic Moderns (Thames & Hudson) won the Guardian First Book Award in 2010.
TOM SHAKESPEARE is a sociologist and bioethicist specialising in disability and genetics. His books include Disability Rights and Wrongs.
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