T HIS MONTH ’ S PULPIT is written by Patrick French, author ofTibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land; Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer; and Liberty or Death: India’s Journey to Independence and Division. He is currently writing a biography of V S Naipaul.
P AUL A DDISON is an Honorary Fellow of the School of History and Classics at the University of Edinburgh. His most recent book is Churchill: The Unexpected Hero(OUP).
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.
P ETER W ASHINGTON is General Editor of the Everyman’s Library.
D IANA A THILL is the author of Stet and Yesterday Morning: A Very English Childhood, both published by Granta.
P ETER J ONES is the Founder of Friends of Classics.
F RANK M C L YNN , the author of over twenty books, is a self-confessed movie buff. His latest book, Lionheart and Lackland, was published last month by Jonathan Cape.
L UCY W OODING is a lecturer in Early Modern History at King’s College London, and the author of Rethinking Catholicism in Reformation England (OUP).
M ARY K ENNY is the biographer of William Joyce, ‘Lord Haw-Haw’; she is presently working on a book about the British monarchy and Ireland.
H UGO V ICKERS ’s most recent book, Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, is published in paperback by Arrow. He is writing a book about St George’s Chapel.
HOUSE & GARDEN
P ATRICK F RENCH
C AROLE A NGIER Thomas Hardy: The Time-Torn Man Claire Tomalin D IANA A THILL The Friendship: Wordsworth and Coleridge Adam Sisman P ETER M C D ONALD William Empson: Volume II, Against the Christians John Haffenden F RANK M C L YNN Kate: The Woman Who Was Katharine HepburnWilliam J Mann P ETER J ONES The First Emperor: Caesar Augustus and the Triumph of Rome Anthony Everitt
S IMON H EFFER Sacred Causes: Religion and Politics from the European Dictators to Al Qaeda Michael Burleigh A LLAN M ASSIE Villa Air-Bel: The Second World War, Escape and a House in France Rosemary Sullivan S EBASTIAN S HAKESPEARE The Last Mughal: The Eclipse of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857 William Dalrymple L UCY W OODING Henry VIII’s Last Victim: The Life and Times of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey Jessie Childs N IGEL J ONES King, Kaiser, Tsar: Three Royal Cousins Who Led the World to War Catrine Clay P AUL A DDISON Having It So Good: Britain in the Fifties Peter Hennessy J ONATHAN M IRSKY The Grand Slave Emporium: Cape Coast Castle and the British Slave Trade William St Clair
F ERGUS F LEMING The Lost Men: The Harrowing Story of Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party Kelly Tyler-Lewis J ASON G OODWIN The Middle Sea: A History of the MediterraneanJohn Julius Norwich M ARY K ENNY Connemara: Listening to the Wind TimRobinson
M IRANDA S EYMOUR Household Gods: The British and their Possessions Deborah Cohen C HARLES E LLIOTT The Sun King’s Garden: Louis XIV, André Le Nôtre and the Creation of the Gardens of Versailles Ian Thompson Strange Blooms: The Curious Lives and Adventures of the John Tradescants Jennifer Potter N ICK F OULKES A Short History of the Wellington Boot Adam Edwards
Editor:N ANCY S LADEK Deputy Editor: T OM F LEMING Editor-at-Large: J EREMY L EWIS Editorial Assistant: P HILIP W OMACK
Contributing Editors: A LAN R AFFERTY , S EBASTIAN S HAKESPEARE Business Manager: R OBERT P OSNER Advertising Manager: T ERRY F INNEGAN Classified Advertising: D AVID S TURGE Founding Editor:D R A NNE S MITH Founding Father: A UBERON W AUGH Cover illustration by Chris Riddell Issue no. 337
LITERARY REVIEW October 2006