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THIS MONTH’S PULPITis written by Brenda Maddox, whose many biographies include Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA, winner of the Marsh Biography Award 2003. Her latest book, Freud’s Wizard: The Enigma of Ernest Jones, is published by John Murray.

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.

SARAHWISEis the author of The Italian Boy: Murder and Grave Robbery in 1830s London(Pimlico). Her investigation of late nineteenth-century East London poverty, The Blackest Streets, will be published next year.

LESLIEMITCHELLis 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.

GILLIANTINDALL’s books include Celestine, Voices from a French Village (Vintage) and The Journey of Martin Nadaud(Pimlico).

DOUGLASMURRAYis an author and the director of the Centre for Social Cohesion.

JOHNTHIEME edits The Journal of Commonwealth Literature. His latest book, R K Narayan, is published by Manchester University Press in September.

JESSICAMANN’s The Mystery Writer is published in paperback this month by Allison & Busby.

JOHN ADAMSON is a Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge. His new book, The Noble Revolt: The Overthrow of Charles I, is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in the New Year.

PULPIT

BIOGRAPHY

HISTORY

VSNAIPAUL

WANDERLUST

LITERARY LIVES

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BRENDAMADDOX

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LESLIEMITCHELL The Forgotten Prime Minister: The 14th Earl of Derby Angus Hawkins JANE RIDLEY Jennie Churchill: Winston’s American Mother Anne Sebba GRAHAMSTEWART Bill Clinton: Mastering the Presidency Nigel Hamilton SIMONHEFFER The Wagner Clan Jonathan Carr Winnie & Wolf A N Wilson FRANKMCLYNN Billy the Kid Michael Wallis MARYKENNY Dorothy Macardle: A Life Nadia Clare Smith DAVIDCESARANI Plutocrats: A Rothschild Inheritance George Ireland

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RAYMONDSEITZ Summits: Six Meetings that Shaped the Twentieth Century David Reynolds JOHNADAMSON Cavalier: A Tale of Chivalry, Passion and Great Houses Lucy Worsley NIGELJONES The Line Upon a Wind Noel Mostert Storm and Conquest Stephen Taylor Cochrane the Dauntless David Cordingly SARAHWISE The Tichborne Claimant Rohan McWilliam WILLIAMANTHONYHAY The First Day of the Blitz Peter Stansky RICHARDOVERY Lenin, Stalin and Hitler: The Age of Social Catastrophes Robert Gellately JONATHANMIRSKY The First Emperor of China Frances Wood The First Emperor: China’s Terracotta Army (Ed) Jane Portal

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Extract from ‘A Writer’s People: Ways of Looking and Feeling’

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RONALDBLYTHE The Wild Places Robert MacFarlane CHRISTOPHERHART The Thames: Sacred River Peter Ackroyd GILLIANTINDALL The Discovery of France Graham Robb

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KATHERINEDUNCAN-JONES Shakespeare’s Wife Germaine Greer ALEXANDERWAUGH The Mitford Letters (Ed) Charlotte Mosley ALLANMASSIE Conan Doyle: The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes AndrewLycett Arthur Conan Doyle: A Life in Letters Daniel Stashower WILLIAMPALMER Bernard Malamud: A Writer’s Life Philip Davis

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. 347

LITERARY REVIEW September 2007

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