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THIS MONTH’S PULPIT is written by Frances Wilson. Her books include Literary Seductions and, most recently, The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth, published by Faber & Faber. She is a judge of this year’s Man Booker Prize.

WILLIAM TREVOR’s most recent novel is Love and Summer (Viking, 2009). His collected stories were published in two volumes by Penguin last year.

JOHN GRAY’s most recent book is Gray’s Anatomy: Selected Writings (Penguin).

LESLEY CHAMBERLAIN is the author of many books and articles about Russia, including the fictional In a Place Like That (1998).

DOMINIC SANDBROOK’s new book, State of Emergency: The Way We Were – Britain, 1970–1974, will be published in September by Allen Lane.

ANNE SEBBA is writing a biography of Wallis Simpson.

ADAM LEBOR is the author of City of Oranges: Arabs and Jews in Jaffa (Bloomsbury).

RACHEL HEWITT i s Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow at the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London.

FERGUS FLEMING’s most recent books include Cassell’s Tales o f Endurance and The Explorer’s Eye (coed Annabel Merullo).

FRANK MCLYNN’s most r e c ent book, The Burma Campaign, is published by The Bodley Head. He is a self-confessed movie buff.

GUY WALTERS i s t he au t hor o f Hunting Evil. He is working on a history of the Gestapo.

PULPIT

BIOGRAPHY

BELLES LETTRES

HISTORY

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FRANCES WILSON

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LESLIE MITCHELL Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life Nicholas Phillipson PAUL JOHNSON H G Wells: Another Kind of Life Michael Sherborne FERGUS FLEMING Shades of Greene: One Generation of an English Family Jeremy Lewis JESSICA MANN The Constant Liberal: The Life and Work of Phyllis Bottome Pam Hirsch DOMINIC SANDBROOK Hugh Trevor-Roper: The Biography Adam Sisman WILL ROBINSON Commodore Squib: The Life, Times and Secretive Wars of England’s First Rocket Man, Sir William Congreve, 1772–1828 James Earle ANNE SEBBA Sisters of Fortune: The First American Heiresses to Take Europe by Storm Jehanne Wake FRANK MCLYNN Irving Thalberg: Boy Wonder to Producer Prince Mark A Vieira

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JOHN GRAY Politics and the Novel During the Cold War David Caute JOHN SUTHERLAND What Ever Happened to Modernism? Gabriel Josipovici FREDERIC RAPHAEL The Death of French Culture Donald Morrison & Antoine Compagnon

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MICHAEL BURLEIGH The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide and the Colonial Roots of Nazism David Olusoga & Casper W Erichsen ALEX GOODALL Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs the Supreme Court Jeff Shesol DAVID CESARANI The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab–Israeli Conflict Jonathan Schneer RICHARD HOLMES Zulu Rising: The Epic Story of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift Ian Knight LESLEY CHAMBERLAIN Red Plenty Francis Spufford CHARLES ESDAILE Napoleon’s Other War: Bandits, Rebels and their Pursuers in the Age of Revolutions Michael Broers JOHN JOLLIFFE Mons, Anzac and Kut Aubrey Herbert MP GUY WALTERS The SS: A New History Adrian Weale ALLAN MASSIE Empress of Rome: The Life of Livia Matthew Dennison The First Ladies of Rome: The Women Behind the Caesars Annelise Freisenbruch

LITERARY REVIEW August 2010

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

SARA WHEELER, 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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