THE FIERY LIFE OF SAMUEL PEPYS
Patrick Marnham on the Seven Ages of Paris Orlando Figes's Russia * Peter Ackroyd's England
William Dalrymple's White Mughals Patrick French on the World of V S Naipaul Simon Heffer goes t o war with Lloyd George
Frank Giles goes t o bed with Napoleon
Is Milosevic getting a fair Trial? Philip Ziegler at home with the Asquiths
Kathryn Hughes has a grand Feast Are Men Cheats and Parasites?
FICTION: Makine, Faber, Eco, Auster, Unsworth, Houellebecq 1