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ANDREWROBERTS'SNapoleon and Wellington, an investigation into the way the two great captains of their age interacted throughout their careers, is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in September.

PULPIT

HEROES &VILLAINS

JASONCOWLEYis literary editor of the New Statesman.

FELIPE FERNANDEZ-ARMESTO'S Civilizations is published by Macmillan.

PAMELANORRIS'Smost recent book was 7he Story $Eve. She is currently writing a history of romantic love.

LITERARY LIVES

DAVIDCESARANI,Professor of Modern Jewish History at the University of Southampton and director of the AHRB Parkes Centre for the Study of Jewish/nonJewish Relations, is writing a book on the legacy of the Holocaust.

ROBERTBLAKEis the author of Disraeli, and, most recently, Winrton Churchill (Sutton).

JAMESDELINGPOLEwas convinced that until he'd confkonted his worst fear by cage diving with great white sharks,he would never complete his second novel, Fin (Picador). So he did. He felt terribly brave and clever, until he saw someone on TV do it without a cage with a much bigger shark.

FIELDS & FOLLIES

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIRS

FOREIGN PARTS

SHERIDANMORLEYis the drama critic of t he Spectator and the International Herald Tribune. He has published almost twenty film and theatre books, of which the latest is the authorised biography of John Gielgud (Hodder, 6 2 0 ) . He is currently writing his memoirs.

INTERVIEW

JEREMYBLACKis the author of The f Politics $James Bond (Eurospan), The f English Press 1621-1861 (Sutton) i and E i g h t e e n t h - C e n t u r y Bri t a i n i (Palgrave).

4 ROBERTBLAKEChurchill: A S t u d y i n G r e a t n e s s

Geoffrey West 5 FELIPEFERNANDEZ-ARMESTOThe T h r e e R o o s e v e l t s : T h e

Leaders w h o Transformed America James MacGregor Burns and Susan Dunn 7 NORMANSTONEBeria M y Father: I n s i d e S t a l i n ' s K r e m l i n

Sergio Beria

9 JEREMYLEWISA l l f o r L o v e Ved Mehta 10 ALLANMASSIELucky H i m : T h e L i f e o f K i n g s l e y A m i s

Richard Bradford 12 JEssrcA MANNSelected Le t t e r s of Da s h i e l l H a m m e t t ,

192 1 - 1960 (Ed) Richard Layman and Julie R i v e t t 13 ROBERTGORDONDante R W B Lewis

14 ADAMNICOLSONT h e Forgiveness o f N a t u r e : T h e S t o r y o f

G r a s s Graham Harvey 15 BEv1s H I L L ~ E RIn R u i n s Christopher Woodward '

17 JOANSMITHSimone W e i l Francine du Plessix Gray 18 PAMELANORRISA H o u s e Un l o c k e d Penelope Lively 19 SIMONHEFFERSchumann Eric Frederick Jensen 21 KATHRYNHUGHESImproper Pursuits : T h e Scandalous

L i f e o f L a d y D i Beauclerk Carola Hicks 22 H u c o VICKERSDangerous Mu s e : A Life o f C a r o l i n e

B l a c kwood Nancy Schoenberger 23 EL1sA SEGRAVECherr y : A M e m o i r Mary Karr

25 ANNEAPPLEBAUMA D i r t y W a r Anna Politkovskaya 26 RICHARDGOTT T h e Bu s hmen of Southern Af r i c a :

S l aughter o f t h e Innocent Sandy Gall 27 MARKMCCRUM30 D a y s i n S y d n e y : A W i l d l y D i s t o r t e d

Account Peter Carey

28 FARRUKHDHONDYTALKS TO V S NAIPAUL

ATERARY REVDEW August 2001

Editor: NANCYSLADEK Editorial Assistant: ROWANTOMLINSON General Assistant: CHARLIECAMPBELL Contributing Editor: SEBASTIANSHAKESPEARE Business G Advertising Manager: ROBERTPOSNER

Clmsijed Sales: CHARLIECAMPBELL Publisher: CHRI~TOPHERONDMTJE Founding Editor: DR ANNESMITH Founding Father: AUBERONWAUGH

Cover illustration by Chris Riddell

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