THIS MONTH’S PULPIT is written by Allan Massie. His most recent novel is Surviving (Vagabond Voices).
DIANA ATHILL is the author of Somewhere Towards the End, which won the Costa Book Award for biography this year. Life Class: The Selected Memoirs of Diana Athill is published this month by Granta Books.
TIM BLANNING is a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. His most recent book is The Triumph of Music (Penguin, 2008).
RICHARD OVERY’s The Morbid Age: Britain Between the Wars was published in May and his 1939: Countdown to War was published in August, both by Allen Lane.
JOHN SUTHERLAND’s bibliomemoir, Magic Moments, was published by Profile Books in 2008.
ALEXANDER WAUGH is working on a project to save authors from exploitation by the Internet.
DAVID CESARANI’s latest book, Major Farran’s Hat: Murder, Scandal and Britain’s War Against Jewish Terrorism, 1945–1948, is published by Heinemann.
FELIPE FERNANDEZ-ARMESTO is the William P Reynolds Professor of History at Notre Dame. His books include Amerigo and The World: A History.
TOM NICHOLS is the author of Tintoretto, Tradition and Identity (Reaktion Books). He is currently working on a book entitled Titian and the End of the Venetian Renaissance.
SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE is editor of the Evening Standard’s Londoner’s Diary, which last month won the Editorial Intelligence Comment Award for best diary of 2009.
MUSIC & DANCE
ART & ARCHITECTURE
CHRISTOPHER KELLY 428 AD: An Ordinary Year at the End of the Roman Empire Giusto Traina ROBERT IRWIN Holy Warriors: A Modern History of the Crusades Jonathan Phillips RICHARD BARBER 1415: Henry V’s Year of Glory Ian Mortimer ADRIAN TINNISWOOD A Gambling Man: Charles II and the Restoration Jenny Uglow FELIPE FERNANDEZ-ARMESTO Pashas: Traders and Travellers in the Islamic World James Mather DOMINIC SANDBROOK Kissinger’s Year: 1973 Alistair Horne NIGEL JONES The Last Veteran Peter Parker Sapper Martin: The Secret Great War Diary of Albert Martin (Ed) Richard van Emden We Hope to Get Word Tomorrow: The Garvin Family Letters, 1914–1916 (Edd) Mark Pottle & John Ledingham We Will Remember Them: Voices from the Aftermath of the Great War Max Arthur The Great Silence 1918–1920: Living in the Shadow of the Great War Juliet Nicolson
PATRICK O’CONNOR Journeying Boy: The Diaries of the Young Benjamin Britten 1928–1938 (Ed) John Evans TIM BLANNING The Gilded Stage: A Social History of Opera Daniel Snowman RUPERT CHRISTIANSEN Diaghilev: A Life Sjeng Scheijen
JONATHAN BECKMAN Aristocracy and its Enemies in the Age of Revolution William Doyle ALEXANDER WAUGH Aristocrats: Power, Grace and Decadence – Britain’s Great Ruling Classes since 1066 Lawrence James
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RICHARD OVERY The Eitingons Mary-Kay Wilmers DAVID CESARANI Joseph Goebbels: Life and Death Toby Thacker SARAH BRADFORD The House of Borgia Christopher Hibbert
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PAUL JOHNSON Edwin Landseer: The Private Drawings Richard Ormond TOM NICHOLS Titian: The Last Days Mark Hudson DAVID WATKIN Elizabethan Architecture: Its Rise and Fall, 1540–1640 Mark Girouard
JAMES LE FANU The Emperor’s New Drugs: Exploding the AntiDepressant Myth Irving Kirsch ANTHONY DANIELS Tormented Hope: Nine Hypochondriac Lives Brian Dillon
Editor: NANCY SLADEK Deputy Editor: TOM FLEMING Editor-at-Large: JEREMY LEWIS Assistant Editor: JONATHAN BECKMAN
Contributing Editors: SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE, PHILIP WOMACK
Advertising Manager: TERRY FINNEGAN Classified Advertising: DAVID STURGE
Founding Editor: DR ANNE SMITH Founding Father: AUBERON WAUGH
Cover illustration by Chris Riddell
Issue no. 371
LITERARY REVIEW November 2009