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

J OHN G RAY ’s next book, Black Mass:

Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of

Utopia, is published by Penguin in July.

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.

A NDREW R OBERTS ’s most recent book, A History of the English Speaking Peoples Since 1900, is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

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

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

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

D AVID K YNASTON ’s Austerity Britain:1945–51is published by Bloomsbury.

P ETER P ARSONS ’s City of the SharpNosed Fish, concerning the papyrus fragments of Oxyrhynchus, is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

D ONALD R AYFIELD is Emeritus Professor of Russian and Georgian at Queen Mary University of London, and author of Stalin and his Hangmen(Penguin, 2005).












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L ESLIE M ITCHELL Robert Peel: A Biography Douglas Hurd J ANE R IDLEY William Wilberforce: The Life of the Great Anti-Slave Trade Campaigner William Hague A NDREW R OBERTS Napoleon: The Path to Power 1769–1799 Philip Dwyer J ONATHAN M IRSKY John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics Richard Parker B RENDA M ADDOX Einstein: His Life and Universe Walter Isaacson S ARAH W ISE The Fox and the Flies: The World of Joseph Silver, Racketeer and Psychopath Charles van Onselen

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J ASON B URKE Travels with Herodotus Ryszard Kapuscinski D ONALD R AYFIELD A Russian Diary Anna Politkovskaya Beslan: The Tragedy of School No 1 Timothy Phillips Russia’s Islamic Threat Gordon M Hahn T OM S TACEY Blood River: A Journey to Africa’s Broken Heart Tim Butcher

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J OHN G RAY The Islamist Ed Husain P AUL J OHNSON The Letters of A E Housman (Ed) Archie Burnett D AVID K YNASTON Clever Girl: A Sentimental Education Brian Thompson L UCY L ETHBRIDGE The Mistress’s Daughter: A Memoir A M Homes

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J OHN D UGDALE You Don’t Love Me Yet Jonathan Lethem H UGH C ECIL TheChildren of Húrin J R R Tolkien C HRISTOPHER R OSS After DarkHaruki Murakami J OHNDE F ALBE Between Each Breath Adam Thorpe F RANCIS K ING Michael Tolliver Lives Armistead Maupin A MANDA C RAIG The Road Home Rose Tremain P HILIP W OMACK Barnaby GrimesPaul Stewart and Chris Riddell


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C HRISTOPHER C OKER Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions That Changed the World, 1940–1941 Ian Kershaw A LLAN M ASSIE Fleeing Hitler: France 1940 Hanna Diamond P IERS B RENDON Britain’s Declining Empire: The Road to Decolonisation, 1916–1968 Ronald Hyam P ETER P ARSONS Farewell Britannia: A Family Saga of Roman Britain Simon Young J OHN J OLLIFFE Return of the King: The Restoration of Charles II Charles Fitzroy

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. 344



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