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THIS MONTH’S PULPIT is written by Mark Bostridge. His most recent books are Florence Nightingale (Penguin) and Because You Died (Virago).

KATHERINE DUNCAN-JONES’s Shakespeare: An Ungentle Life will be published in paperback this month (Methuen Drama).

DIARMAID MACCULLOCH is Fellow of St Cross College and Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University. His latest book is A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years (Allen Lane).

CHARLES GRANT is director of the Centre for European Reform.

RICHARD OVERY’s The Morbid Age: Britain Between the Wars and his 1939: Countdown to War were both published last year by Allen Lane.

DOUGLAS MURRAY is an author and the director of the Centre for Social Cohesion.

TIM BLANNING is a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. His most recent book is The Triumph of Music (Penguin).

JAY PARINI, a poet and novelist, teaches at Middlebury College in Vermont. His novel about Tolstoy, The Last Station, was recently made into a film.

ANNE SEBBA is the author of Jennie Churchill: Winston’s American Mother and is currently researching the life of Wallis Simpson.

VERNON BOGDANOR is Professor of Government at Oxford University. His book The New British Constitution was published last year by Hart.

HARRY MOUNT is the author of My Brief Career: The Trials of a Young Lawyer (Short Books).

PULPIT

CRIME & PUNISHMENT

LITERARY LIVES

GRAVE MATTERS

BIOGRAPHY

HISTORY

LETTER FROM BURLEY CROSS

HOME

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MARK BOSTRIDGE

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ANDREW LYCETT The Arsenic Century: How Victorian Britain was Poisoned at Home, Work, & Play James C Whorton CLARE JACKSON Habeas Corpus: From England to Empire Paul D Halliday HARRY MOUNT Defending the Guilty: Truth and Lies in the Criminal Courtroom Alex McBride

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KATHERINE DUNCAN-JONES Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? James Shapiro JAY PARINI J D Salinger: A Life Raised High Kenneth Slawenski ALLAN MASSIE Voltaire: A Life Ian Davidson JUDY TAYLOR HOUGH Theodor Seuss Geisel Donald E Pease

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PAUL JOHNSON After Lives: Heaven, Hell, & Purgatory John Casey BRIAN MASTERS A Matter of Life and Death: Inside the Hidden World of the Pathologist Sue Armstrong

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PETER MARSHALL Anne Boleyn: Fatal Attractions G W Bernard Katherine the Queen: The Remarkable Life of Katherine Parr Linda Porter MIRANDA SEYMOUR Pevsner – The Early Life: Germany and Art Stephen Games ANNE SEBBA The Surprising Life of Constance Spry Sue Shephard RUPERT CHRISTIANSEN Cosima Wagner: The Lady of Bayreuth Oliver Hilmes

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RAYMOND SEITZ Making Haste from Babylon: The ‘Mayflower’ Pilgrims and Their World Nick Bunker TIM BLANNING Empires of the Imagination: Politics, War, and the Arts in the British World, 1750–1850 Holger Hoock CATHERINE PETERS Wild Romance: The True Story of a Victorian Scandal Chloë Schama NIGEL JONES The Reluctant Tommy Ronald Skirth

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EXTRACT FROM NICOLA BARKER’S NEW NOVEL

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VERNON BOGDANOR Finding a Role? The United Kingdom 1970–1990 Brian Harrison KENNETH O MORGAN Speak for Britain! A New History of the Labour Party Martin Pugh The End of the Party: The Rise and Fall of New Labour Andrew Rawnsley DIANA ATHILL The English Lakes: A History Ian Thompson

LITERARY REVIEW April 2010

Editor: NANCY SLADEK Deputy Editor: TOM FLEMING Editor-at-Large: JEREMY LEWIS Assistant Editor: JONATHAN BECKMAN Contributing Editors: MICHAEL BURLEIGH, SARA WHEELER,

SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE, PHILIP WOMACK

Advertising Manager: TERRY FINNEGAN Classified Advertising: DAVID STURGE

Founding Editor: DR ANNE SMITH Founding Father: AUBERON WAUGH

Cover illustration by Chris Riddell

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