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This month’s pulpit is written by Tom Holland. His new translation of Herodotus’s Histories has just been published by Penguin Classics. Paul Addison is an Honorary Fellow of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. He is the co-editor, with Jeremy A Crang, of Listening to Britain: Home Intelligence Reports on Britain’s Finest Hour, May to September 1940 (2010). Alan Allport is writing a social history of the British Army in the Second World War. David Annand is a freelance writer and editor. Bryan Appleyard’s novel Bedford Park was published in April this year by Weidenfeld & Nicolson (Kindle edition). Diana Athill’s most recent book is Instead of a Book: Letters to a Friend. Jonathan Barnes is the author of two novels, The Somnabulist and The Domino Men. Justin Beplate is a lecturer in English at the Université Paris II. Robert Bickers is the author of The Scramble for China: Foreign Devils in the Qing Empire, 1832–1914 (Penguin). David Bodanis’s history of the Ten Commandments is published by Bloomsbury next year. Sarah Bradford is a historian and biographer. Her Disraeli (1982) was a New York Times bestseller. She is currently writing a book on Queen Victoria. David Cesarani is completing a book for Macmillan on the fate of the Jews from 1933 to 1949. Anthony Daniels is a retired doctor. Richard Davenport-Hines’s study of Profumo’s England, An English Affair, was published earlier this year. P L Dickinson is Clarenceux King of Arms and President of the Society of Genealogists. Patricia Duncker is a novelist and Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of Manchester. Suzi Feay is a literary critic and chair of the judging panel for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award.
Giles FitzHerbert is long since retired from Caracas where he served as ambassador until 1993, at which time Venezuela had not yet changed its name to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Malcolm Forbes is a freelance writer. John Gray’s most recent book is The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths (Allen Lane). Tanya Harrod’s latest book,The Last Sane Man: Michael Cardew, Modern Pots, Colonialism and the Counterculture, won the 2012 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography. Philip Hoare’s The Sea Inside is published by Fourth Estate. He is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Southampton University. Sophie Hughes is a freelance writer. Ivan Juritz is studying for a PhD at Queen Mary University of London. Eric Kaufmann is Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London, and author of Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth? (Profile). Mary Kenny’s most recent book is Crown and Shamrock – Love and Hate between Ireland and the British Monarchy. Her play about Winston Churchill and Michael Collins in 1921, Allegiance, is currently in repertory in Ireland. Jonathan Lee’s Joy was shortlisted for the Encore Award for best second novel. Jessica Mann’s latest book is Dead Woman Walking (The Cornovia Press). Lucy Moore is a writer whose most recent book, a biography of Vaslav Nijinsky, was published in May.
Lucy Popescu is the author of The Good Tourist (Arcadia Books). Donald Rayfield is currently writing an expanded Russian version of Edge of Empires: A History of Georgia for BSG Press in Moscow. Jane Ridley’s Bertie: A Life of Edward VII is published by Chatto & Windus. Lawrence Rosen teaches anthropology at Princeton University and law at Columbia University. He is the author of The Culture of Islam and Varieties of Muslim Experience. Miri Rubin is Professor of Medieval History at Queen Mary University of London. Her most recent book, Mother of God: A History of the Virgin Mary, was published by Allen Lane in 2009. Dominic Sandbrook’s series Strange Days: Cold War Britain will be on BBC Two this autumn. Joan Smith is co-chair of the Mayor of London’s Violence Against Women and Girls Panel. Her latest book is The Public Woman. Matthew Sperling writes poetry, fiction and criticism, and is a Leverhulme Trust postdoctoral researcher at the University of Reading. John Sutherland’s A Little History of Literature has just been published by Yale University Press. D J Taylor’s The Windsor Faction was published last month by Chatto. Alex von Tunzelmann is a London-based historian and writer. Her most recent book is Red Heat: Conspiracy, Murder and the Cold War in the Caribbean. Adrian Turpin is director of the Wigtown Book Festival. Blair Worden’s books include The English Civil Wars 1640–1660. Duncan Wu is Professor of English at Georgetown University. The 4th edition of his Romanticism: An Anthology was published last year.
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