T HIS MONTH ’ S PULPIT is written by John de Falbe. He is the author of two novels, and reviews regularly. By day he is a bookseller: he has been at John Sandoe’s, an independent bookshop in London, for more than twenty years.
M ICHAEL B URLEIGH ’s Sacred Causes: Politics and Religion in Europe from the European Dictators to Al Qaedawill be published in October, together with the paperback of his acclaimed Earthly Powers, both by Harper Press.
D IANA A THILL is the author of Stet and Yesterday Morning: A Very English Childhood, both published by Granta.
S UDHIR H AZAREESINGH is a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His book La Légende de Napoléonwas published by the Editions Tallandier (Paris) in early 2006, and has just been awarded the Grand Prix du Mémorial d’Ajaccio.
E VAN M AWDSLEY is Professor of International History at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of Thunder in the East: The Nazi-Soviet War, 1941-1945(2005).
R UTH P ADEL ’s latest book, Tigers in Red Weather, is published by Little, Brown.
A MANDA C RAIG is a novelist and children’s critic for The Times. Her fifth novel, Love in Idleness, is published by Abacus.
A NDREW L YCETT continues on the trail of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as he works on his forthcoming biography of the creator of Sherlock Holmes.
P HILIP M OULD is an art dealer based in Dover Street, London, as well an author and broadcaster. He specialises in tracking down lost British portraits and paintings.
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S UDHIR H AZAREESINGH Napoleon’s Master: A Life of Prince Talleyrand David Lawday J ONATHAN K EATES Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King Antonia Fraser D IANA A THILL Daughter of the Desert: The Remarkable Life of Gertrude Bell Georgina Howell G RAHAM S TEWART Diplomat without Portfolio: Valentine Chirol - His Life and ‘The Times’ Linda B Fritzinger A NDREW L YCETT Freud’s Wizard: The Enigma of Ernest Jones Brenda Maddox A LLAN M ASSIE Liberty:The Lives and Times of Six Women in Revolutionary France LucyMoore A LEXANDER W AUGH Satan: A Biography Henry Ansgar Kelly
M ICHAEL B URLEIGH A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900 Andrew Roberts C HRISTOPHER C OKER War in Human Civilisation Azar Gat N IGEL J ONES Lionheart and Lackland: King Richard, King John and the Wars of Conquest Frank McLynn R OBERT I RWIN Setting the Desert on Fire: T E Lawrence and Britain’s Secret War in Arabia, 1916–1918 James Barr E VAN M AWDSLEY June 1941: Hitler and Stalin John Lukacs R OY H ATTERSLEY White Heat: A History of Britain in the Swinging Sixties Dominic Sandbrook
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S AM L EITH Kingdom Come JGBallard G ILL H ORNBY A Spot of Bother Mark Haddon M ARTYN B EDFORD The Apple: New ‘Crimson Petal’ Stories Michel Faber J OHN D UGDALE Only Revolutions Mark Z Danielewski C HRISTOPHER B RAY So Many Ways to Begin Jon McGregor C HRISTOPHER H ART Imperium: A Novel Robert Harris S EBASTIAN S HAKESPEARE The Mission Song John le Carré
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P ETER W ASHINGTON Leonard Woolf Victoria Glendinning F RANCIS K ING Betjeman A N Wilson P J K AVANAGH Ireland’s Minstrel: A Life of Tom Moore - Poet, Patriot and Byron’s Friend Linda Kelly A DAM S ISMAN Letters from Oxford: Hugh Trevor-Roper to Bernard Berenson (Ed) Richard Davenport-Hines R OBERT N YE Collected Poems 1943–93 Martin Seymour-Smith
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. 336
LITERARY REVIEW September 2006