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T HIS MONTH ’ S P ULPIT is written by Jeremy Lewis. His most recent book, Penguin Special: The Life and Times of Allen Lane, is available in paperback from Penguin. He is currently working on a book about the Greene family for Jonathan Cape.

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

A NNE S OMERSET ’s book The Affair of the Poisons is available in Phoenix paperbacks. She is currently working on a biography of Queen Anne.

S AUL D AVID is the author of Zulu and Victoria’s Wars. He is writing a history of the British Army, and was recently appointed Visiting Professor of Military History at the University of Hull.

L UCY W OODING is a lecturer in Early Modern History at King’s College London, and the author of Rethinking Catholicism in Reformation England (OUP).

L ESLIE M ITCHELL is Emeritus Fellow of University College, Oxford. His most recent publications include a life of Bulwer-Lytton and a study of the Whig Party entitled The Whig World.

G ILLIAN T INDALL ’s books include The Man Who Drew London: Wenceslaus Hollar in Reality and Imagination, and, most recently, The House by the Thames, and the People Who Lived There.

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).

M ICHAEL J ACOBS ’s most recent book, Ghost Train Through the Andes: On my Grandfather’s Trail in Chile and Bolivia, is published by John Murray.

PULPIT

HISTORY

LITERARY LIVES

INTERVIEW

NUNS & MONKS

BIOGRAPHY

FOREIGN PARTS

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S AUL D AVID Tip & Run: The Untold Tragedy of the Great War inAfrica Edward Paice J ONATHAN K EATES Garibaldi: Invention of a Hero Lucy Riall A LLAN M ASSIE Forgotten Wars: The End of Britain’s Asian Empire Christopher Bayly and Tim Harper J ANE R IDLEY Mrs Duberly’s War: Journal and Letters from the Crimea, 1854–6 (Ed) Christine Kelly J EREMY P ATERSON Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations Martin Goodman

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G ILLIAN T INDALL Edith Wharton Hermione Lee R ICHARD G RAY Notebooks Tennessee Williams M ICHAEL J ACOBS Beaumarchais in Seville Hugh Thomas B ERNARD O’D ONOGHUE Lives and Legacies: TS Eliot Craig Raine W ILLIAM P ALMER Edgar Allan Poe and the Murder of Mary Rogers Daniel Stashower

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J ESSICA M ANNTALKSTO D ORISLESSING

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M ARY K ENNY Nuns: A History of Convent Life Silvia Evangelisti B RENDAN W ALSH An Infinity of Little Hours Nancy Klein Maguire

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P AUL J OHNSON Talleyrand: Betrayer and Saviour of FranceRobin Harris A NNE S OMERSET Thomas Cromwell: The Rise and Fall of Henry VIII’s Most Notorious Minister Robert Hutchinson L ESLIE M ITCHELL The Great Man, Sir Robert Walpole: Scoundrel, Genius and Britain’s First Prime Minister EdwardPearce L UCY W OODING Edward VI: The Lost King of England Chris Skidmore

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J ASON G OODWIN Trickster Travels: In Search of Leo Africanus, A Sixteenth-Century Muslim Between Worlds Natalie Zemon Davis S ARA W HEELER The Long Exile: A True Story of Deception and Survival amongst the Inuit of the Canadian ArcticMelanie McGrath N ORMAN S TONE Realm of the Black Mountain: A History of Montenegro Elizabeth Roberts

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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. 340

LITERARY REVIEW February 2007

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