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T HIS MONTH ’ S P ULPIT is written by D J Taylor, a novelist and biographer. Returning: Three Novels has just been published in paperback by the excellent Timewell Press. His Bright Young People: The Rise and Fall of a Generation 1918–1940will appear from Chatto & Windus in October.

R ICHARD S ENNETT was a cellist before the gates of the London School of Economics closed behind him.

C ALLUM R OBERTS is Professor of Marine Conservation at the University of York. His forthcoming book, The Unnatural History of the Sea, will be published by Island Press and Gaia Books in August.

P AMELA N ORRIS ’s Words of Love is published by HarperPress.

M ICHAEL H OLMAN grew up in Rhodesia. His first novel, Last Orders at Harrods, is published by Abacus. The sequel, Fatboy and the Dancing Ladies, (Polygon) comes out this summer.

A NDREW R OBINSON is the author of biographies of Thomas Young, Albert Einstein and others, and a visiting fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge.

P ETER M C D ONALD ’s most recent volume of poems is The House of Clay (Carcanet). His edition of Louis MacNeice’s Collected Poems is published by Faber.

T OM S TACEY covered the world for the Sunday Times and others, winning the Foreign Correspondent of the Year accolade for his despatches from Africa.

J ANE R IDLEY is writing a biography of King Edward VII, to be published by Chatto & Windus.

P ETER J ONES is the founder of Friends of Classics.













C AROLE A NGIER Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl Steven Bach C HARLES E LLIOTT Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis Kim Todd Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery David Attenborough, Susan Owens, Martin Clayton & Rea Alexandratos P AMELA N ORRIS The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Woman in World History Linda Colley I SABEL Q UIGLY Ingrid: A Personal Biography Charlotte Chandler


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P AUL J OHNSON The Lost World of James Smithson: Science, Revolution and the Birth of the Smithsonian Heather Ewing F RANK M C L YNN Walt Disney: The Biography Neal Gabler R ICHARD S ENNETT Mstislav Rostropovich: Cellist, Teacher, Legend Elizabeth Wilson J ANE R IDLEY The Queen’s Knight: The Extraordinary Life of Queen Victoria’s Most Trusted Confidant Martyn Downer A LEXANDER W AUGH Fulfilment and Betrayal Naim Attallah



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D EREK M AHON Collected Poems Louis MacNeice(Ed) Peter McDonald J EREMY L EWIS The Angry Years: The Rise and Fall of the Angry Young Men Colin Wilson P ETER M C D ONALD Cecil Day-Lewis: A Life Peter Stanford P ETER W ASHINGTON The Letters of John Murray to Lord Byron (Ed) Andrew Nicholson


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R ICHARD O VERY Comrades: A World History of Communism Robert Service D ONALD R AYFIELD Young Stalin Simon Sebag Montefiore J ONATHAN M IRSKY An Un-American Life: The Case of Whittaker ChambersSam Tanenhaus



N IGEL J ONES Pistols at Dawn: A History of Duelling Richard Hopton C HARLIE C AMPBELL Bigger Deal: A Year on the New Poker Circuit Anthony Holden

Editor:N ANCY S LADEK Deputy Editor: T OM F LEMING Editor-at-Large: J EREMY L EWIS Assistant Editor: P HILIP W OMACK

Contributing Editors: A LAN R AFFERTY , S EBASTIAN S HAKESPEARE 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. 343



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