THIS MONTH’S PULPIT is written by Bryan Appleyard. He writes on everything for The Sunday Times and is writing a book about everything.
JOHN GRAY’s latest book, Gray’s Anatomy: Selected Writings, is published in paperback this month by Penguin.
ANDREW MILLER is a former Moscow correspondent of The Economist. His novel, Snowdrops, will be published in January 2011.
CAROLE ANGIER’s biographies of Jean Rhys and Primo Levi will be reissued by Faber Finds this year. The Arvon Book of Life Writing by Sally Cline and Carole Angier will be published by A&C Black in June.
PIERS BRENDON’s The Decline and Fall of the British Empire, 1781–1997 is published in paperback by Vintage.
DOMINIC SANDBROOK’s latest book, A History of Britain in the Swinging Sixties, is published by Little, Brown. He is currently Senior Fellow at the Rothermere Institute, University of Oxford.
SIMON HEFFER is doing a year’s post-doctoral work at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he will finish his book Strictly English: How to Use Our Language Correctly, which will be published by Random House in the autumn.
PAMELA NORRIS’s Words of Love is published by HarperCollins.
JONATHAN FENBY’s books include the Penguin History of Modern China.
SAUL DAVID’s books include Victoria’s Wars: The Rise of Empire and Zulu: The Heroism and Tragedy of the Zulu War of 1879, both published by Penguin.
JONATHAN DERBYSHIRE is Culture Editor of the New Statesman.
MUSIC & FILM
PIERS BRENDON Churchill’s Empire: The World that Made Him and the World He Made Richard Toye ROBERT IRWIN Blood & Faith: The Purging of Muslim Spain 1492–1614 Matthew Carr DOMINIC SANDBROOK Dominion from Sea to Sea: Pacific Ascendancy and American Power Bruce Cumings SAUL DAVID The Killer Trail: A Colonial Scandal in the Heart of Africa Bernard Taithe JOHN KEAY Empires at War: A Short History of Modern Asia Since World War II Francis Pike
JOHN GRAY Koestler: The Indispensable Intellectual Michael Scammell CLAIRE HARMAN Lives like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and her Family’s Feuds Lyndall Gordon CAROLE ANGIER The Philosopher of Auschwitz: Jean Améry and Living with the Holocaust Irène Heidelberger-Leonard PATRICIA DUNCKER Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector Benjamin Moser ALASTAIR NIVEN The Education of a British-Protected Child Chinua Achebe PAMELA NORRIS Lesley Blanch: Inner Landscapes, Wilder Shores Anne Boston JONATHAN DERBYSHIRE Who Was Jacques Derrida? An Intellectual Biography David Mikics
PATRICK O’CONNOR Opera for Everybody: The Story of English National Opera Susie Gilbert CHRISTOPHER BRAY You Never Give Me Your Money: The Battle for the Soul of the Beatles Peter Doggett FRANK MCLYNN How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood William J Mann
ANDREW MILLER Nothing But the Truth: Selected Dispatches Anna Politkovskaya JONATHAN MIRSKY Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea Barbara Demick MIRANDA SEYMOUR Germania: A Personal History of Germans Ancient and Modern Simon Winder GILLIAN DARLEY Vesuvius: A Biography Alwyn Scarth CHARLES ELLIOTT Ninfa: The Most Romantic Garden in the World Charles Quest-Ritson JONATHAN KEATES Ruskin on Venice Robert Hewison
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Issue no. 373
LITERARY REVIEW February 2010