T HIS MONTH ’ S PULPIT is written by Kathryn Hughes, author of George Eliot: The Last Victorianand The Victorian Governess. Her biography The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs Beetonwill be published next month by 4th Estate.
C HRIS R IDDELL , our distinguished illustrator, recently won the Kate Greenaway Medal 2004 for his Jonathan Swift’s‘Gulliver’(Walker Books).
G ILLIAN T INDALL ’s The Fields Beneath: The History of One London Village was first published in 1977 and is still in print. Her book about the oldest house on Bankside will appear in 2006.
L EO M C K INSTRY ’s biography of the Victorian statesman Lord Rosebery is published by John Murray.
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.
J OHN M C E WEN is the author of John Bellany (Mainstream).
N IGEL J ONES is researching a book on postwar Vienna, c. 1945-50, and would be pleased to hear from any readers with experiences to recount.
D ONALD R AYFIELD ’s Stalin and his Hangmenis published in paperback by Viking. He is currently completing A Georgian English Dictionary.
C HANDAK S ENGOOPTA grew up in Calcutta and teaches history at Birkbeck College, University of London.
J F L AZENBY is Emeritus Professor of Ancient History at the University of Newcastle, and the author of The Defence of Greece 490-479BC.
MUSIC & FILM
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J OHN A DAMSON The Siege of Venice Jonathan Keates B LAIR W ORDEN The Fellowship: The Story of a Revolution John Gribbin N IGEL J ONES A Model VictoryMalcolm Balen J FL AZENBY Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West Tom Holland J ASON G OODWIN Constantinople: The Last Great Siege, 1453 Roger Crowley D ONALD R AYFIELD A Writer at War: Vasily Grossman with the Red Army 1941–1945 Antony Beevor (Ed) Ivan’s War: The Red Army 1939–1945 Catherine Merridale D AVID C ESARANI The Great Game of Genocide: Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians Donald Bloxham A LLAN M ASSIE A Little History of the World EHGombrich
R OBERT T HICKNESSE Mozart’s Women Jane Glover C HANDAK S ENGOOPTA Satyajit Ray: A Vision of Cinema Andrew Robinson F RANK M C L YNN Michael Caine: A Class Act Christopher Bray
J OHN K EAY The Ruling Caste: Imperial Lives in the Victorian Raj David Gilmour V YVYEN B RENDON Sahib: The British Soldier in India 1750–1914 Richard Holmes L EO M C K INSTRY After the Victorians ANWilson
J OHN M C E WEN Miss Angel: The Art and World of Angelica Kauffman Angelica Gooden J ONATHAN M IRSKY The Wisdom of Forgiveness: Intimate Conversations and Journeys His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Victor Chan B ETKA Z AMOYSKA Isabella: She-Wolf of France, Queen of England Alison Weir E LISA S EGRAVE Days from a Different World: A Memoir of Childhood John Simpson
LITERARY REVIEW September 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. 325