THIS MONTH’S PULPITis written by Sarah Wise. She is the author of The Italian Boy: Murder and Grave Robbery in 1830s London (Pimlico). Her investigation of late nineteenthcentury East London poverty, The Blackest Streets, will be published in June by The Bodley Head.
DIANAATHILL is the author of Stet and Yesterday Morning: A Very English Childhoodand, most recently, Somewhere Towards the End, all published by Granta Books.
RALEIGHTREVELYANis the author of Rome ’44: The Battle for the Eternal City and The Companion Guide to Sicily.
ALLISTERHEATHis Editor of City AM.
RICHARDBARBERis working on a study of Edward III and the Knights of the Garter as a military and social group, to be published by Penguin in 2009.
JOHNDESTJORREis the author of The Good Ship Venus: The Erotic Voyage of the Olympia Press. During his research, he solved a forty-year-old literary mystery by uncovering the true identity of the author of Story of O.
ADAMLEBOR’s ‘Complicity with Evil’: The United Nations in the Age of Modern Genocide is published this month in paperback by Yale University Press.
DONALDRAYFIELDis Emeritus Professor of Russian and Georgian at Queen Mary University of London, and author of Stalin and his Hangmen(Penguin, 2005).
PETERJONES is the founder of Friends of Classics.
JASONGOODWIN’s most recent book, The Snake Stone, a thriller set in Ottoman Istanbul,is published by Faber.
LESLIEMITCHELL The Duel: Castlereagh, Canning and Deadly Cabinet Rivalry Giles Hunt JOHNGRAY Worlds at War: The 2,500-Year Struggle between East & West Anthony Pagden PAULJOHNSON The Roads to Modernity: The British, French and American Enlightenments Gertrude Himmelfarb RALEIGHTREVELYAN Italy’s Sorrow: A Year of War, 1944–45 James Holland M RDFOOT The Greatest Day in History: How the War Really Ended Nicholas Best PETERMARSHALL The Last Office: 1539 and the Dissolution of a Monastery Geoffrey Moorhouse PAULADDISON From Anger to Apathy: The British Experience Since 1975 Mark Garnett
RICHARDBARBER A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain Marc Morris DIANAATHILL The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth Frances Wilson PETERJONES Alexander the Great: A Life in Legend Richard Stoneman ANTHONYSATTIN The Bloody White Baron James Palmer MARYKENNY Watching the Door: Cheating Death in 1970s Belfast Kevin Myers CRESSIDACONNOLLY Nothing to be Frightened of Julian Barnes JEREMYLEWIS Shoot the Widow: Adventures of a Biographer in Search of her Subject Meryle Secrest
ADAMLEBOR Like Eating a Stone: Surviving the Past in Bosnia Wojciech Tochman JASONGOODWIN The Bridge: A Journey Between Orient and Occident Geert Mak AIDANHARTLEY The Wizard of the Nile: The Hunt for Africa’s Most Wanted Matthew Green MICHAELJACOBS Imagining Spain: Historical Myth and National Identity Henry Kamen JOHNKEAY Return to Dragon Mountain Jonathan Spence DONALDRAYFIELD Children’s World: Growing up in Russia, 1890–1991 Catriona Kelly FERGUS FLEMING Encyclopedia of Exploration 1850 to 1940: The Oceans, Islands and Polar Regions Raymond Howgego
Editor: NANCYSLADEK Deputy Editor: TOMFLEMING Editor-at-Large: JEREMYLEWIS Editorial Assistant: JONATHANBECKMAN General Assistant: DANIELIGRA
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LITERARY REVIEW March 2008