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T HIS MONTH ’ S PULPIT is written by Andrew Roberts, author of Eminent Churchillians, Salisbury: Victorian Titan and Napoleon & Wellington. His new book, A History of the EnglishSpeaking Peoples since 1900, will be published next month by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. His website can be found at www.andrew-roberts.net

A DAM S ISMAN ’s book on the friendship between Wordsworth and Coleridge will be published in October.

A NNEDE C OURCY ’s Debs at War: How Wartime Changed Their Lives, 1939–1945 is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

R ODERICK B AILEY is a historian at the Imperial War Museum. His history of the wartime activities in Albania of Britain’s Special Operations Executive will be published next year by Jonathan Cape.

P ETER W ASHINGTON is General Editor of the Everyman’s Library.

O LEG G ORDIEVSKY spent eleven years as a British secret agent inside the KGB. He was exposed in 1985 and placed under house arrest in Moscow, facing an imminent death sentence. With the assistance of British Intelligence, however, he escaped and was brought to London. He survives, somewhere in England, to tell the tale, and has written four books, three of them with Christopher Andrew.

D AVID W ATKIN is Professor of the History of Architecture at the University of Cambridge. His books include Morality and Architecture Revisited(2001) and Radical Classicism: The Architecture of Quinlan Terry(2006).

J AMES O WEN ’s A Serpent in Eden, which was shortlisted for the Golden Dagger for Non-Fiction, has just been published in paperback by Abacus.

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LITERARY LIVES

HISTORY

FOREIGN PARTS

BIOGRAPHY &

MEMOIRS

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R OBERT N YE John Donne: The Reformed Soul John Stubbs A DAM S ISMAN Robert Southey: Entire Man of Letters WASpeck B EN M ORGAN Shakespeare and Co Stanley Wells P ETER W ASHINGTON The Man Who Went into the West: A Life of RSThomas Byron Rogers S EBASTIAN S HAKESPEARE HPLovecraft: Against the World, Against Life Michel Houellebecq F RANCIS K ING A Stranger on Earth: The Life and Work of Anna Kavan Jeremy Reed

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S IMON H EFFER Iron Kingdom: The Rise and Downfall of Prussia, 1600–1947 Christopher Clark N IGEL J ONES The British Empire and the Second World War Ashley Jackson A DAM L E B OR Twelve Days: Revolution 1956 – How the Hungarians Tried to Topple Their Soviet Masters Victor Sebestyen R ODERICK B AILEY Albania in Occupation and War: From Fascism to Communism, 1940–1945 Owen Pearson O LEG G ORDIEVSKY Moscow 1941: A City and its People at War Rodric Braithwaite J ONATHAN M IRSKY The High Road to China: George Bogle, the Panchen Lama and the First British Expedition to Tibet Kate Teltscher A LLAN M ASSIE The Theatre of the World: Alchemy, Astrology and Magic in Renaissance Prague Peter Marshall

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J OHN S WEENEY Murder in Samarkand: A British Ambassador’s Controversial Defiance of Tyranny in the War on Terror Craig Murray D ONALD R AYFIELD Rulers and Victims: The Russians in the Soviet Union Geoffrey Hosking C HRISTOPHER H ART Ghost Train Through the Andes Michael Jacobs J AMES O WEN Dead Man in Paradise James MacKinnon

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F RANCES S PALDING Lady Trevelyan and the PreRaphaelite Brotherhood John Batchelor

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 Founding Editor:D R A NNE S MITH Founding Father: A UBERON W AUGH Cover illustration by Chris Riddell Issue no. 335

LITERARY REVIEW August 2006

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