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T HIS MONTH ’ S PULPIT is written by Allan Massie. He is the author of nineteen novels, and his most recent book, The Thistle and the Rose: Six Centuries of Love and Hate Between the Scots and the English, is published by John Murray. He is currently working on the final part of his Dark Ages trilogy, Charlemagne.

K ATHERINE D UNCAN -J ONES ’s biography of William Shakespeare, Ungentle Shakespeare, was published in 2001.

F ERGUS F LEMING has written a number of acclaimed histories of exploration. His recent books include Cassell’s Tales of Endurance and The Explorer’s Eye(co-ed Annabel Merullo).

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.

J ONATHAN K EATES ’s most recent book, The Siege of Venice, is published by Chatto & Windus.

P AMELA N ORRIS ’s Words of Love: Passionate Women from Heloise to Sylvia Plath will be published by HarperCollins next year.

A C G RAYLING ’s Descartes was published last month by Free Press.

D IANA A THILL is the author of Stet and Yesterday Morning: A Very English Childhood, both published by Granta.

J AMES O WEN is the author of A Serpent in Eden, published by Little, Brown.

J OHN A DAMSON is a Fellow in History at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and has recently returned from an extended period of research in Venice. His new book, The Noble Revolt, will be published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson next year.












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A C G RAYLING Voltaire Almighty: A Life in Pursuit of Freedom Roger Pearson C AROLE A NGIER Edvard Munch:Behind the Scream Sue Prideaux J ONATHAN K EATES The Princess and the Politicians: Sex, Intrigue and Diplomacy, 1812-40 John Charmley D IANA A THILL Peggy Guggenheim: Mistress of Modernism Mary V Dearborn J AMES O WEN Henri Cartier-Bresson:A Biography Pierre Assouline

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J OHN A DAMSON The City of Falling Angels John Berendt H AZHIR T EIMOURIAN The New Lion of Damascus: Bashar Al Asad and Modern Syria David W Lesch T OM F LEMING A Crack in the Edge of the World: The Great American Earthquake of 1906 Simon Winchester


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R ICHARD O VERY The Third Reich in Power 1933–39 Richard J Evans P HILIP Z IEGLER The Whig World 1760–1837 Leslie Mitchell N IGEL J ONES The Unknown Soldier: The Story of the Missing of the Great War Neil Hanson The Last Post Max Arthur M AX E GREMONT It is Bliss Here: Letters Home 1939-1945 Myles Hildyard S ELINA O’G RADY Gunpowder Plots Introduced by David Cannadine God’s Secret Agents:Queen Elizabeth’s Forbidden Priests and the Hatching of the Gunpowder Plot Alice Hogge




F ERGUS F LEMING Scott of the Antarctic David Crane Journals: Captain Scott’s Last Expedition (Ed) Max Jones S IMON H EFFER The Pursuit of Victory: The Life and Achievement of Horatio NelsonRoger Knight J OHN S WEENEY Frontline: The True Story of the British Mavericks Who Changed the Face of War Reporting David Loyn


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. 327


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