T HIS MONTH ’ S PULPIT is written by Alexander Waugh, author of books on time, God and classical music. He has recently finished filming a televisual version of his latest book, Fathers and Sons, which will be broadcast on BBC 4 in May.
B ERNARD G REEN is a Fellow of St Benet’s Hall and member of the Theology Faculty at Oxford, where he teaches Patristics. He has a book on Leo the Great coming out next year.
J ERRY B ROTTON is Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary, University of London. His latest book, The Sale of the Late King’s Goods: Charles I and his Art Collection, will be published next month by Macmillan.
A DAM L E B OR is the author of City of Oranges: Arabs and Jews in Jaffa, published by Bloomsbury. He notes that (amazingly) the rights to Imperium, his racy sinister conspiracy thriller set in Budapest during the first election campaign for the president of Europe, are still available.
R ICHARD O VERY ’s The Dictators: Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Russia was awarded the Wolfson Prize for History 2005 and is available in paperback from Penguin.
R AYMOND S EITZ was US Ambassador to the Court of St James from 1991 to 1994.
C AROLE A NGIER is a biographer of Jean Rhys and Primo Levi. The Double Bond: Primo Levi, A Biographyis available in paperback from Penguin.
F IAMMETTA R OCCO , the literary editor of The Economist, grew up in Kenya. Her first book, The Miraculous Fever Tree: Malaria, Medicine and the Cure that Changed the World, came out in 2003 .
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P AUL J OHNSON Joseph Gandy: An Architectural Visionary in Georgian England Brian Lukacher J OHN M C E WEN Sir Thomas Lawrence Michael Levey W ILLIAM P ACKER Still Looking: Essays on American Art John Updike
A LLAN M ASSIE That Sweet Enemy: The French and the British from the Sun King to the Present Robert and Isabelle Tombs M ICHAEL J ACOBS Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through a Country’s Hidden Past Giles Tremlett Dogs of God: Columbus, the Inquisition and the Defeat of the Moors James Reston Jr A DAM L E B OR The People on the Street:A Writer’s View of Israel Linda Grant G RAHAM H UTCHINGS The Great Wall: China Against the World, 1000BC – 2000AD Julia Lovell
R ICHARD O VERY Thunder in the East: The Nazi–Soviet War 1941–1945 Evan Mawdsley C OLIN S MITH Prisoners of the Japanese Gavan Daws J ERRY B ROTTON Scourge and Fire: Savonarola and Renaissance Italy Lauro Martines S IMON H EFFER Revolution: The Great Crisis of the British Monarchy Tim Harris J OHN K EAY God’s Terrorists: The Wahhabi Cult and the Roots of Modern Jihad Charles Allen
F IAMMETTA R OCCO Too Close to the Sun: The Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton Sara Wheeler J ONATHAN M IRSKY Mencken: American Iconoclast Marion Rodgers A LISTAIR H ORNE A British Achilles: The Story of George, 2nd Earl Jellicoe Lorna Almonds Windmill R EG G ADNEY Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack JohnsonGeoffrey C Ward L ILLIAN P IZZICHINI Grayson Perry: Portrait of the Artist as A Young Girl Wendy Jones
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LITERARY REVIEW March 2006
Editor:N ANCY S LADEK Deputy Editor: T OM F LEMING Editor-at-Large: 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. 330