T HIS MONTH ’ S PULPIT is written by Jeremy Lewis, His third volume of memoirs, Grub Street Irregular, was published last July by Harper Collins.
M AURICE K EEN is an Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, where he was a tutor in medieval history from 1961 to 2000.
B ELINDA J ACK is the author of the acclaimed George Sand: A Woman’s Life Writ Large (Chatto & Windus). She is writing a history of the woman reader for Yale University Press.
M ICHAEL T ANNER is a Life Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
D AVID P RYCE -J ONES ’s most recent book, Safe Houses, is published by Sinclair-Stevenson. He is Senior Editor of National Review.
R ICHARD D AVENPORT -H INES is the editor of Hugh Trevor-Roper’s Letters from Oxford, addressed to Bernard Berenson in Florence, and the author of Ettie: The Intimate Life of Lady Desborough.
J OAN S MITH is one of the contributors to In Bed With, a collection of erotic fiction, although she isn’t allowed to reveal her pseudonym. Last year she helped launch an appeal for children’s books for Sierra Leone, which has recently shipped 50,000 books to schools in the town of Waterloo, near Freetown.
H ARRY M OUNT is the author of A Lust for Window Sills: A Lover’s Guide to British Buildings from Portcullis to Pebble-Dash (Little, Brown).
A MANDA C RAIG ’s sixth novel, Hearts & Minds, is published in May by Little, Brown.
A DRIAN T URPIN is the director of the Wigtown Book Festival.
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E DWARD N ORMAN Mother of God: A History of the Virgin Mary Miri Rubin D ONALD R AYFIELD Catherine The Great Simon Dixon J OHN A DAMSON Dancing to the Precipice: Lucie de La Tour du Pin and the French Revolution Caroline Moorehead
D OMINIC S ANDBROOK The Kissinger Saga: Walter and Henry Kissinger – Two Brothers from Germany Evi Kurz A LLAN M ASSIE Marcus Aurelius: Warrior, Philosopher, Emperor Frank McLynn N IKOLAI T OLSTOY The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin’s Secret Service Andrew Meier P ATRICK O’C ONNOR Chaplin: The Tramp’s Odyssey Simon Louvish
B ELINDA J ACK Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel Edmund White W ILLIAM P ALMER Death and the Author: How DHLawrence Died, and Was Remembered David Ellis I SABEL Q UIGLY Margaret Storm Jameson: A Life Jennifer Birkett F RANCIS K ING A Fork in the Road André Brink
M ICHAEL T ANNER Beauty Roger Scruton J OHN G RIBBIN Science: A Four Thousand Year History Patricia Fara J OAN S MITH Hot Flushes, Cold Science: A History of the Modern Menopause Louise Foxcroft J OHN C ORNWELL Why Us? How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves James Le Fanu
D AVID P RYCE -J ONES Major Farran’s Hat: Murder, Scandal and Britain’s War Against Jewish Terrorism, 1945–1948 David Cesarani M AURICE K EEN Divided Houses: Hundred Years War III Jonathan Sumption J OHN G UY Selling the Tudor Monarchy: Authority and Image in Sixteenth-Century England Kevin Sharpe P AUL J OHNSON House of Treason: The Rise and Fall of a Tudor Dynasty Robert Hutchinson S IMON H EFFER Marching to the Fault Line: The 1984 Miners’ Strike and the Death of Industrial Britain Francis Beckett and David Hencke
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J ASON B URKE A World of Trouble: America in the Middle East Patrick Tyler J USTIN M AROZZI Stranger to History: A Son’s Journey through Islamic Lands Aatish Taseer R ICHARD D AVENPORT -H INES Florence 1900: The Quest for Arcadia Bernd Roeck B RENDA M ADDOX Dublin 1916: The Siege of the GPO Clair Wills G ILES F ITZ H ERBERT Viva South America! A Journey Through a Changing Continent Oliver Balch
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A LLISTER H EATH Wars, Guns and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places Paul Collier I BN W ARRAQ The Crisis of Islamic CivilisationAli A Allawi H ENRIETTA G ARNETT Desperate Romantics: The Private Lives of the Pre-Raphaelites Franny Moyle J ONATHAN M IRSKY Plumes: Ostrich Feathers, Jews, and a Lost World of Global Commerce Sarah Abrevaya Stein H ARRY M OUNT Classified: The Secret History of the Personal Column HGCocks J OHN K EAY For All the Tea in China: Espionage, Empire and the Secret Formula for the World’s Favourite Drink Sarah Rose D AVID P ROFUMO Shapes: Nature’s Patterns – A Tapestry in Three Parts Philip Ball
J ONATHAN B ECKMAN 2666 Roberto Bolaño A DRIAN T URPIN The Women TCBoyle T OBY L ICHTIG Journey Into Space Toby Litt G ILL H ORNBY Strangers Anita Brookner A NDREW R OBINSON The Immortals Amit Chaudhuri A NDREW B ARROW Cold Blood James Fleming A MANDA C RAIG Burnt Shadows Kamila Shamsie R ICHARD G ODWIN Ten Storey Love Song Richard Milward T HOMAS M ARKS ON F OUR F IRST N OVELS
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J OHN A DAMSON is a Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge.
J ASON B URKE is a foreign correspondent for The Observer. His latest book is On the Road to Kandahar: Travels through Conflict in the Muslim World.
I BN W ARRAQ has edited several books of Koranic criticism, such as The Origins of the Koran, and What the Koran Really Says. He is the author of Why I Am Not a Muslim, and more recently, a critique of Edward Said, Defending the West.
E DWARD N ORMAN is Emeritus Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge, and Curate of the St James Garlickhythe Church in the City of London.
D ONALD R AYFIELD ’s new translation of Gogol’s Dead Souls, with illustrations by Chagall, has just been published by Garnett Press.
D OMINIC S ANDBROOK ’s latest book, A History of Britain in the Swinging Sixties, is published by Little, Brown.
J OHN C ORNWELL is director of the Science and Human Dimension Project at Jesus College, Cambridge. His latest book is Darwin’s Angel: An Angelic Riposte to the GodDelusion.
A NDREW R OBINSON is the author of Satyajit Ray: The Inner Eye and Rabindranath Tagore: The MyriadMinded Man.
D AVID W ATKIN ’s new book, The Roman Forum, will be published in April by Profile Books.
J USTIN M AROZZI ’s most recent book is The Man who Invented History: Travels with Herodotus(John Murray).
H ENRIETTA G ARNETT is writing a biographical study of the women who inspired the Pre-Raphaelites.
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