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T HIS MONTH ’ S PULPIT is written by Miles Kington, who wants to get out of writing humour and start presenting Desert Island Discs, where he will get back all Sue Lawley’s guests on the show again and this time talk to them about the music they chose. He writes a column for The Independent.

P J K AVANAGH ’s Collected Poems was published in 1992, the year he won the Cholmondeley Award for poetry. His most recent collection is Something About (Carcanet, 2004).

B RENDA M ADDOX ’s Freud’s Wizard: The Enigma of Ernest Jones will be published by John Murray in September.

L ISA C HANEY weathered authorship of Elizabeth David’s first biography to write Hide and Seek With Angels, a life of J M Barrie, published in paperback this month by Vintage.

C HRISTOPHER C OKER is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and author of several books on international security.

M ARCUS S EDGWICK ’s The Foreshadowing was published in paperback in May, and his new book, My Swordhand is Singing, will be published in July, both by Orion.

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

V IRGINIA I RONSIDE works as a columnist on The Independent. Her next book, No! I Don’t Want to Join a Bookclub! (Fig Tree), a fictional account of being sixty and a granny, and 98 per cent sex-free, comes out in the autumn.

PULPIT

LITERARY LIVES

LOVE & LUST

HISTORY

LETTERS

BIOGRAPHY

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D IANA A THILL Flaubert: A Biography Frederick Brown P ATRICK O’C ONNOR Proust in Love William C Carter F RANCIS K ING John Osborne John Heilpern J ESSICA M ANN Wild Mary: The Life of Mary Wesley Patrick Marnham C ATHERINE P ETERS Thomas Hardy: The Guarded Life Ralph Pite

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J ANE R IDLEY ‘If Love Were All...’: The Story of Frances Stevenson and David Lloyd George John Campbell J ONATHAN M IRSKY Colour Bar: The Triumph of Seretse Khama and his Nation Susan Williams A LEXANDER W AUGH Britten’s Children John Bridcut B RENDA M ADDOX Words of Love: Passionate Women from Heloise to Sylvia Plath Pamela Norris V IRGINIA I RONSIDE Unaccompanied Women Jane Juska

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C HRISTOPHER C OKER The War of the World: History’s Age of Hatred Niall Ferguson A LLAN M ASSIE The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936–1939 Antony Beevor S IMON H EFFER Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man Hugh Sebag-Montefiore C HRISTOPHER H ART Mayflower: A Voyage to War Nathaniel Philbrick

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PJ K AVANAGH The Collected Letters of WBYeats, Vol IV: 1905–1907 (Ed) John Kelly & Ronald Schuchard J USTIN M AROZZI The Letters of Martha Gellhorn (Ed) Caroline Moorehead G ILLIAN D ARLEY The Letters of Samuel Pepys (Ed) Guy de la Bédoyère

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R ICHARD B OSTON Rebel Queen: The Trial of Caroline Jane Robins W ILLIAM P ACKER The Revenge of Thomas Eakins Sidney D Kirkpatrick L ISA C HANEY Relish: The Extraordinary Life of Alexis Soyer, Victorian Celebrity Chef Ruth Cowen V ALERIE G ROVE Enchantment: The Life of Audrey Hepburn Donald Spoto

LITERARY REVIEW June 2006

Editor:N ANCY S LADEK Deputy Editor: T OM F LEMING Editor-at-Large: J EREMY L EWIS

Editorial Assistants: P HILIP W OMACK , G EORGE N ORTON Contributing Editors: A LAN R AFFERTY , S EBASTIAN S HAKESPEARE Business Manager: R OBERT P OSNER Advertising Manager: T ERRY F INNEGAN Advertising Assistant: M ATTHEW E DMONDS Founding Editor:D R A NNE S MITH Founding Father: A UBERON W AUGH Cover illustration by Chris Riddell Issue no. 333

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