T HIS MONTH ’ S PULPIT is written by Brenda Maddox, whose many biographies include Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA, winner of the Marsh Biography Award 2003. Her next book, Freud’s Wizard: The Story of Ernest Jones, will be published in September by John Murray.
C AROLINE M OOREHEAD ’s most recent book, Human Cargo: Journeys among the Refugees, is published by Chatto & Windus.
A LLAN M ALLINSON was a soldier for thirty-five years. His latest Matthew Hervey novel, An Act of Courage, is published by Bantam.
D IANA A THILL is the author of Stet and Yesterday Morning: A Very English Childhood, both published by Granta.
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.
M ARY K ENNY ’s most recent book, Germany Calling, a biography of William Joyce, Lord Haw-Haw, is published in paperback by New Island Books.
F RANCES W ILSON ’s books include Literary Seductions and, most recently, The Courtesan’s Revenge, available in paperback from Faber & Faber.
B LAIR W ORDEN is Research Professor of History at the University of London. His most recent book, Roundhead Reputations: The English Civil Wars and the Passions of Posterity, is published by Allen Lane.
P ETER J ONES is the founder of Friends of Classics.
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C AROLE A NGIER Descartes: The Life of René Descartes and Its Place in his Times A C Grayling M ARY K ENNY Mick: The Real Michael Collins Peter Hart S IMON H EFFER Speaking for England: Leo, Julian and John Amery – The Tragedy of a Political Family David Faber F RANK F AIRFIELD All My Friends Will Buy It: A Bottlefield Tour Leo Cooper
F RANCES W ILSON Beau Brummell: The Ultimate Dandy Ian Kelly N ICHOLAS H ASLAM The Last Playboy: The High Life of Porfirio Rubirosa Shawn Levy S HERIDAN M ORLEY Olivier: The Authorised Biography Terry Coleman
P AUL J OHNSON Earthly Powers: Religion and Politics in Europe from the Enlightenment to the Great War Michael Burleigh R AYMOND S EITZ Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution Simon Schama T OBIAS A BSE Mussolini’s Italy: Life under the Dictatorship, 1915–1945 R J B Bosworth J USTIN M AROZZI Khartoum: The Ultimate Imperial Adventure Michael Asher B LAIR W ORDEN The Tyrannicide Brief Geoffrey Robertson A LLAN M ALLINSON Generals: Ten British Commanders who Shaped the World Mark Urban R ICHARD B ARBER Agincourt: The King, the Campaign, the Battle Juliet Barker N ORMAN L ONGMATE Blitz: The Story of 29th December 1940 M J Gaskin
LITERARY REVIEW October 2005
Editor:N ANCY S LADEK Deputy Editor: T OM F LEMING Commissioning Editor: J EREMY L EWIS Editorial Assistant: G EORGE N ORTON 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. 326