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T HIS MONTH ’ S PULPIT is written by Jeremy Lewis, His third volume of memoirs, Grub Street Irregular, was published last July by Harper Collins.

M AURICE K EEN is an Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, where he was a tutor in medieval history from 1961 to 2000.

B ELINDA J ACK is the author of the acclaimed George Sand: A Woman’s Life Writ Large (Chatto & Windus). She is writing a history of the woman reader for Yale University Press.

M ICHAEL T ANNER is a Life Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

D AVID P RYCE -J ONES ’s most recent book, Safe Houses, is published by Sinclair-Stevenson. He is Senior Editor of National Review.

R ICHARD D AVENPORT -H INES is the editor of Hugh Trevor-Roper’s Letters from Oxford, addressed to Bernard Berenson in Florence, and the author of Ettie: The Intimate Life of Lady Desborough.

J OAN S MITH is one of the contributors to In Bed With, a collection of erotic fiction, although she isn’t allowed to reveal her pseudonym. Last year she helped launch an appeal for children’s books for Sierra Leone, which has recently shipped 50,000 books to schools in the town of Waterloo, near Freetown.

H ARRY M OUNT is the author of A Lust for Window Sills: A Lover’s Guide to British Buildings from Portcullis to Pebble-Dash (Little, Brown).

A MANDA C RAIG ’s sixth novel, Hearts & Minds, is published in May by Little, Brown.

A DRIAN T URPIN is the director of the Wigtown Book Festival.

PULPIT

WOMEN

MEN

WRITERS

SCIENCE &

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HISTORY

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E DWARD N ORMAN Mother of God: A History of the Virgin Mary Miri Rubin D ONALD R AYFIELD Catherine The Great Simon Dixon J OHN A DAMSON Dancing to the Precipice: Lucie de La Tour du Pin and the French Revolution Caroline Moorehead

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D OMINIC S ANDBROOK The Kissinger Saga: Walter and Henry Kissinger – Two Brothers from Germany Evi Kurz A LLAN M ASSIE Marcus Aurelius: Warrior, Philosopher, Emperor Frank McLynn N IKOLAI T OLSTOY The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin’s Secret Service Andrew Meier P ATRICK O’C ONNOR Chaplin: The Tramp’s Odyssey Simon Louvish

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B ELINDA J ACK Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel Edmund White W ILLIAM P ALMER Death and the Author: How DHLawrence Died, and Was Remembered David Ellis I SABEL Q UIGLY Margaret Storm Jameson: A Life Jennifer Birkett F RANCIS K ING A Fork in the Road André Brink

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M ICHAEL T ANNER Beauty Roger Scruton J OHN G RIBBIN Science: A Four Thousand Year History Patricia Fara J OAN S MITH Hot Flushes, Cold Science: A History of the Modern Menopause Louise Foxcroft J OHN C ORNWELL Why Us? How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves James Le Fanu

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D AVID P RYCE -J ONES Major Farran’s Hat: Murder, Scandal and Britain’s War Against Jewish Terrorism, 1945–1948 David Cesarani M AURICE K EEN Divided Houses: Hundred Years War III Jonathan Sumption J OHN G UY Selling the Tudor Monarchy: Authority and Image in Sixteenth-Century England Kevin Sharpe P AUL J OHNSON House of Treason: The Rise and Fall of a Tudor Dynasty Robert Hutchinson S IMON H EFFER Marching to the Fault Line: The 1984 Miners’ Strike and the Death of Industrial Britain Francis Beckett and David Hencke

Editor:N ANCY S LADEK Deputy Editor: T OM F LEMING Editor-at-Large: J EREMY L EWIS Assistant Editor: J ONATHAN B ECKMAN

Contributing Editors: S EBASTIAN S HAKESPEARE , P HILIP W OMACK Advertising Manager: T ERRY F INNEGAN Classified Advertising: D AVID S TURGE Founding Editor:D R A NNE S MITH Founding Father: A UBERON W AUGH Cover illustration by Chris Riddell Issue no. 363

LITERARY REVIEW March 2009

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