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THIS MONTH’S PULPITis written by William Palmer, novelist and poet. He is the author of six novels, the most recent being The India House (Jonathan Cape). His latest collection of poems, The Island Rescue, is published by The Melos Press.

DAVIDGILMOURis a biographer of Lord Curzon and Rudyard Kipling. His most recent book is The Ruling Caste: Imperial Lives in the Victorian Raj.

CAROLEANGIERis a biographer of Jean Rhys and Primo Levi. The Double Bond: Primo Levi, A Biographyis available in paperback from Penguin.

RICHARDOVERY’s The Dictators: Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Russia was awarded the Wolfson Prize for History 2005 and is available in paperback from Penguin.

PAUL ADDISON is an Honorary Fellow of the School of History and Classics at the University of Edinburgh. His most recent book is Churchill: The Unexpected Hero(OUP).

DOMINICSANDBROOK’s latest book, A History of Britain in the Swinging Sixties, is published by Little, Brown. He is currently Senior Fellow at the Rothermere Institute, University of Oxford.

CLAUDIAFITZHERBERT is writing a book about letters.

CHRISTOPHERCOKERis Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and author of several books on international security.

DAVID SMITH’s last book was Hinduism and Modernity(Blackwell) and he is now writing an exploration of Hinduism and sexuality, The Hindu Erotic, for IB Tauris.

PULPIT

HISTORY

BIOGRAPHY

INTERVIEW

MEMOIRS

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WILLIAMPALMER

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MAXEGREMONT World War One: A Short History Norman Stone Diary of a Dead Officer: Being the Posthumous Papers of Arthur Graeme West Arthur Graeme West RICHARDOVERY After the Reich: From the Liberation of Vienna to the Berlin Airlift Giles MacDonogh Endgame 1945: Victory, Retribution, Liberation David Stafford EVANMAWDSLEY Absolute War: Soviet Russia in the Second World War – A Modern History Chris Bellamy SIMONHEFFER The Last Thousand Days of the British Empire Peter Clarke PAULADDISON A History of Modern Britain Andrew Marr MICHAELBURLEIGH The Force of Destiny: A History of Italy Since 1796 Christopher Duggan ALLANMASSIE The Perilous Crown: Ruling France 1814–1848 Munro Price DOMINICSANDBROOK Barbarism and Civilisation: A History of Europe in our Time Bernard Wasserstein

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CHRISTOPHERCOKER Nixon: The Invincible Quest Conrad Black Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power Robert Dallek PETERWASHINGTON JosephConrad: A Life Zdzislaw Najder The Several Lives of JosephConrad John Stape AC GRAYLING Locke: A Biography Roger Woolhouse JOHNMARTINROBINSON God’s Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain Rosemary Hill ANDROLINKLATER Suffer and Survive: Gas Attacks, Miners’ Canaries, Spacesuits and the Bends – The Extreme Life of Dr J S Haldane Martin Goodman ANDREWLYCETT Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa’s Greatest Explorer Tim Jeal Dr Livingstone, I Presume? Missionaries, Journalists, Explorers and Empire Claire Pettitt HUGHMASSINGBERD Princess Margaret: A Life Unravelled Tim Heald

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PHILIPPULLMANTALKS TOCLAUDIAFITZHERBERT

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CAROLEANGIER Peeling the Onion Güünter Grass JONATHANMIRSKY A Garden of Eden in Hell: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer Melissa Müüller and Reinhard Piechocki The Diary of Petr Ginz: 1941–1942 (Ed) Chava Pressburger

Editor: NANCYSLADEK Deputy Editor: TOMFLEMING Editor-at-Large: JEREMYLEWIS Assistant Editor: PHILIPWOMACK General Assistant: CASSIEBROWNE

Contributing Editors: ALANRAFFERTY, SEBASTIANSHAKESPEARE Advertising Manager: TERRYFINNEGAN Classified Advertising: DAVIDSTURGE Founding Editor: DRANNESMITH Founding Father: AUBERONWAUGH Cover illustration by Chris Riddell Issue no. 346

LITERARY REVIEW August 2007

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