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RI CHARD DOWDEN is the Africa Correspondent of TI1e Economist.

WILLIAM ST CLAIR is the author of The Godtvins and the Shelleys (Faber).

GAVIN ESLER was Chief North America Correspondent for the BBC for the past eight years . His book on the tensions within American society, The United States of Anger, is published by Michael Joseph.

DIANA SOUHAMI is writing The Trials of Radclyffe Hall, to be published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson next year.

RICHARD GOTT was former Latin America Correspondent for the Guardian . He is writing a book about rebellions against the British Empire .

PHILIP MARSDEN is the author of 71te Bronski House. His new book, Th e Spirit- Wrestlers: A R~1ssian Journey, will be published in March.

RICHARD H OGGART is attempting to gather together all he has been saying for the last fifty years under the title /ago Never Blushed.

j ENNI CALDER's most recent book, The Nine Lives of Naomi Mitchison, was reviewed by Jessica Mann in the August issue . She works at the National Museums of Scotland as a script editor.

ANTHO Y SAMPSO is wri ting a biography of Nelson Mandela.

FRANCIS KI NG's latest novel, Dead Letters, was reviewed last month by Andrew Barrow, who was moved to tears.

ANDREW R OBERTS's biography of Lord H alifax, The Holy Fox, is republi sh ed thi s month by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

FROM THE PULPIT

MEMOIRS

SOUTH AFRICA

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MARGARET FORSTER Walking in the Shade: Volume Two of My Autobiography, to 1962 Doris Lessing PATRICK O'CONNOR A Prima Don.na's Progress: T11e Autobiography ofjoan. Sutherland J W M THOMPSON Dear Bill: W F Deedes R eports FRANC IS KING No, I Tell a Lie, it was the Tuesday .. . Alan Maclean

9 ANTHONY SAMPSON Nelson Mandela: A Biography

Martin M eredith 9 CHRISTOPHER H OPE Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life

J M Coetzee 10 TIM HEALD South From the Limpopo: Travels through South Africa

Dervla Murphy

LITERARY BIOGRAPHY 12 J ONATHAN KEATES Victor Hugo Graham Robb

13 P ATRI K MARNHAM Cam us: A Life Olivier Todd 14 WILLLAM ST CLAIR Keats Andrew Motion 15 KATHRYN H UGHES jane Austen: A Life Claire Tomalin,

J ane Austen David Nokes 16 ANN THWAITE The Brontes: A Life in. Letters Juliet Barker

FOREIGN PARTS

BIOGRAPHY

18 GAVI ESLER A History of the American. People Paul Johnson 19 PHILIP MARSDEN Borderland: A journey T11rough the History of the

Ukraine Anna Reid 20 RICHARD DOWDEN Africa: A Biography of the Continent John

Reader, Into Africa: A journey through the Ancient Empires Marq de Villiers and Sheila Hirtle 22 R.lCHARD Gorr A New Time for Mexico Carlos Fuentes

24 J OHN B ANVlLLE lsaac Newton: T7u Last Sorcerer Michael White

25 DIANA SOUHAMI Mistress of Montmartre: A Life of Suzanne

Va ladon June Rose 26 J ANET HAAs Rich Desserts and Captain's Thin Margaret Forster 27 ANDREI MAYLUNAS Michael and Na tasha: The Life and Lave of the Last Tsar of Russia Rosemary and Donald Crawford 28 CARLOS MAVROLEON Compaiiero: The Life and Death ofChe

Guevara Jorge Castaiieda

LETTER FROM BUDAPEST

30 AoAM LEBOR

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LITERARY REVIEW October 1997

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