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Editor Nancy Sladek Deputy Editor Tom Fleming Editor-at-Large Jeremy Lewis Senior Editor Jonathan Beckman Chief Editorial Assistant Frank Brinkley Editorial Assistants David Gelber • Tom Williams Contributing Editors Michael Burleigh Sara Wheeler • Philip Womack Advertising Manager Terry Finnegan Classified Advertising David Sturge Founding Father Auberon Waugh Cover Illustration Chris Riddell

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p u l p i t 1 Elif Shafak b i o g r a p hy 5 Donald Sassoon

Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life Stephen Parker 7 Anne Somerset

Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle that Gave Birth to the Globe Chris Laoutaris 9 Douglas Smith

Four Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses Helen Rappaport 10 Nicholas Rankin

The Spy with 29 Names: The Story of the Second World War’s Most Audacious Double Agent Jason Webster 11 Amanda Craig

Hans Christian Andersen: European Witness Paul Binding 13 Jane Ridley

The Disinherited: A Story of Love, Family and Betrayal Robert Sackville-West h i st or y 14 Nicholas Vincent

Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things? Saints and Worshippers from the Martyrs to the Reformation Robert Bartlett 15 John Cooper

God ’s Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England Jessie Childs 16 Darrin M McMahon

Revolutionary Ideas: An Intellectual History of the French Revolution from The Rights of Man to Robespierre Jonathan Israel 18 Martin Evans

Fight or Flight: Britain, France, and their Roads from Empire Martin Thomas f r u i t & v e g 20 Miranda Seymour

The Gardens of the British Working Class Margaret Willes 22 Jonathan Keates

The Land Where Lemons Grow: The Story of Italy and Its Citrus Fruit Helena Attlee men at the t o p 23 Simon Heffer

Roy Jenkins: A Well-Rounded Life John Campbell 26 Piers Brendon

The Literary Churchill: Author, Reader, Actor Jonathan Rose

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