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This month’s pulpit is written by Jeremy Lewis, our editor-at-large. He is currently at work on a biography of David Astor, the former editor of The Observer. Christopher Andrew is Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and the author of Defence of the Realm: The Authorised History of MI5. Roderick Bailey is the author of The Wildest Province, a study of SOE operations in wartime Albania, and is currently completing the official account of SOE’s war against Fascist Italy. Jonathan Barnes is the author of two novels, The Somnambulist and The Domino Men. Tim Blanning’s most recent book, The Romantic Revolution, is published in paperback this month. Frank Brinkley lived in Pakistan from 2006 to 2009. Helen Castor’s latest book is She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England before Elizabeth. David Cesarani’s latest book is Major Farran’s Hat: Murder, Scandal and Britain’s War against Jewish Terrorism 1945-1948 (Vintage). Rupert Christiansen writes on the arts for the Daily Telegraph. Clare Clark’s latest novel is Savage Lands. Steven Connor is the academic director of the London Consortium. He is the author of books on subjects such as Dickens, Beckett, skin and flies. His books include Paraphernalia: The Curious Lives of Magical Things. John de Falbe is a novelist and director of John Sandoe Books in Chelsea. Katherine Duncan-Jones's latest book is Shakespeare: Upstart Crow to Sweet Swan. She is currently working on Elizabethan foolery. Patricia Duncker’s latest novel is The Strange Case of the Composer and his Judge. Juliet Gardiner’s most recent books are The Thirties: An Intimate History and The Blitz. David Gilmour's books include Curzon and The Ruling Caste: Imperial Lives in the Victorian Raj. John Gray’s most recent book is The Immortalization Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death (Allen Lane).
Valerie Grove writes for The Times when not litter-picking. So Much to Tell, her life of Kaye Webb, is out in paperback. Claire Harman’s latest book is Jane’s Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World. Sudhir Hazareesingh’s next book In the Shadow of the General, a study of Charles de Gaulle's place in modern French political culture, will be published by OUP in 2012. Emma Hogan is a freelance writer. Andrew Hussey is Dean of the University of London Institute in Paris and currently writing a book called The French Intifada. Robert Irwin’s most recent book is Memoirs of a Dervish: Sufis, Mystics and the Sixties. Joanna Kavenna is the author of The Ice Museum, Inglorious and The Birth of Love. John Keay writes on Asia and edits The London Encyclopaedia. Mary Kenny's most recent book is Crown and Shamrock: Love and Hate between Ireland and the British Monarchy. Sam Leith’s You Talkin’ to Me? Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama is published this month. Jessica Mann is the author of twenty crime novels. Her new book, The Fifties Mystique, a combination of memoir and polemic, will be published in March by Quartet Books. Thomas Marks is a writer and tour guide. Peter Marshall is Professor of History at the University of Warwick. His most recent book is The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction. Jeffrey Meyers has recently published George Orwell: Life and Art (2010) and John Huston: Courage and Art (2011). John Montague’s most recent collection of poetry is Speech Lessons (Gallery Press). He was the first Ireland Professor of Poetry.
Harry Mount is the author of Amo, Amas, Amat… and All That: How to Become a Latin Lover (Short Books). Richard Overy is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. The Morbid Age: Britain Between the Wars and 1939: Countdown to War were both published in 2009. Lucy Popescu was Programme Director of English PEN’s Writers in Prison Committee from 1991 to 2006. James Purdon is completing a doctorate on modern literature, information and security. Frederic Raphael’s fifth volume of notebooks, Ifs and Buts, was published in March by Carcanet. Chris Riddell’s latest book is Alienography: How to Spot an Alien Invasion and What to Do about It. Donald Sassoon teaches history at Queen Mary University of London and is the author of Mona Lisa and The Culture of the Europeans. Raymond Seitz was US Ambassador to the Court of St James from 1991 to 1994. Daniel Snowman’s books include a study of the cultural impact of the Hitler emigrés and The Gilded Stage: A Social History of Opera. Anne Somerset is the author of Elizabeth I. Her biography of Queen Anne will be published by HarperCollins in January. John Stubbs's most recent book, Reprobates: The Cavaliers of the English Civil War (Viking), was shortlisted for this year's Samuel Johnson Prize. Jonathan Sumption’s latest book, Divided Houses (Faber), is the third volume in his history of the Hundred Years War. John Sutherland is Lord Northcliffe Professor Emeritus at UCL. His Lives of the Novelists: A History of Fiction in 294 Lives will be published by Profile this month. John Sweeney is a reporter for Panorama. Gillian Tindall’s most recent book is Footprints in Paris: A Few Streets, a Few Lives. She has just completed a book about three English houses, which will be published next year. Frances Wilson’s latest book is How to Survive the Titanic, or the Sinking of J Bruce Ismay. Philip Womack is the author of The Other Book and The Liberators (Bloomsbury).
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