This month’s pulpit is written by BRENDA MADDOX. Her prizewinning biographies include Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA, awarded the English-Speaking Union biography prize for 2002–3.
MICHAEL BURLEIGH’s most recent book, Blood and Rage: A Cultural History of Terrorism, is published by HarperPress.
WILLIAMSTCLAIRis the author of The Reading Nation in the Romantic Period, and other works. With Peter France he edited Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography.
DOMINICSANDBROOK’s latest book, A History of Britain in the Swinging Sixties, is published by Little, Brown.
ELSPETHBARKERis an award-winning novelist, essayist and journalist. She is also a detective.
ALLISTERHEATHis editor of City AM.
CLAIRE HARMAN’s biography of Fanny Burney was published in 2000 and her book on Jane Austen is out next year.
MARK ALMOND is Lecturer in History at Oriel College, Oxford, and a Visiting Professor in International Relations at Bilkent University, Ankara.
NIGEL JONES’s The War Walk: A Journey along the Western Front has just been re-issued by Phoenix. His latest book, Countdown to Valkyrie, is published by Frontline.
CHRISTINE KELLYis the editor of Mrs Duberly’s War: Journal and Letters from the Crimea, 1854-1856, published by OUP.
OLIVERGILMOURis an international conductor.
ALLISTERHEATH The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World Niall Ferguson MICHAELBURLEIGH The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism Ron Suskind DOMINICSANDBROOK Angler: The Shadow Presidency of Dick Cheney Barton Gellman
WILLIAMSTCLAIR William Hazlitt: The First Modern Man Duncan Wu CLAIREHARMAN Hester: The Remarkable Life of Dr Johnson’s ‘Dear Mistress’ Ian McIntyre CHRISTINEKELLY Florence Nightingale: The Woman and Her Legend Mark Bostridge FRANCESWILSON Lady Worsley’s Whim: An EighteenthCentury Tale of Sex, Scandal and Divorce Hallie Rubenhold MICHAELJACOBS Gabriel Garcíía Máárquez: A Life Gerald Martin
RICHARDOVERY World War Two Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West Laurence Rees NIGELJONESONTHEFIRSTWORLDWAR DJ TAYLOR Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties Lucy Moore ANNESOMERSET The Sorcerer’s Tale: Faith and Fraud in Tudor England Alec Ryrie ALLANMASSIE The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century Ian Mortimer
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RUPERTCHRISTIANSEN Fred Astaire Joseph Epstein FRANKMCLYNN Douglas Fairbanks Jeffrey Vance MARCUSBERKMANN Conversations with Woody Allen: His Films, the Movies and Movie-Making Eric Lax CHRISTOPHERBRAY ‘Have You Seen...?’ A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films David Thomson
JEREMYLEWIS Print for Victory: Book Publishing in England 1939–1945 Valerie Holman JOHNDESTJORRE The Paris Olympia Press Patrick Kearney PETERWASHINGTON Reading Matters: Five Centuries of Discovering Books Margaret Willes
JOHNGRIBBIN Earthrise: How Man First Saw the Earth Robert Poole JOHNMICHELL Stonehenge Rosemary Hill
Editor: NANCYSLADEK Deputy Editor: TOMFLEMING Editor-at-Large: JEREMYLEWIS Editorial Assistant: JONATHANBECKMAN
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LITERARY REVIEW November 2008