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THIS MONTH’S PULPIT is written by D J Taylor. His next novel, Derby Day, will be published by Chatto & Windus in 2011.

SUSAN GREENFIELD is Director of the Institute for the Future of the Mind at the Oxford Martin School and Professor of Synaptic Pharmacology at the University of Oxford. Her books include ID: The Quest for Identity in the 21st Century.

RICHARD OVERY is writing a book about bombing during the Second World War.

MARTIN BRIGHT is political editor of the Jewish Chronicle.

JANE RIDLEY is writing a biography of Edward VII.

ERIC KAUFMANN’s latest book, Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth?, was published in March by Profile Books.

RICHARD DAVENPORT-HINES’s most recent book is Ettie: The Intimate Life and Dauntless Spirit of Lady Desborough (2008).

SIMON HEFFER’s Strictly English: The Correct Way to Write … And Why it Matters is out this month.

JONATHAN SUMPTION’s latest book, Divided Houses (Faber & Faber), is the third volume in his history of the Hundred Years War.

FREDERICK TAYLOR is the author of Dresden: Tuesday 13 February 1945. His new book, Exorcising Hitler, will be published by Bloomsbury next year.

PHILIP DAVIS is currently writing a life of George Eliot for OUP.

WILLIAM ST CLAIR is author of The Reading Nation in the Romantic Period (CUP).

PULPIT

LITERARY LIVES

HISTORY

ART & MUSIC

LETTER FROM UGANDA

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIRS

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JOHN COLDSTREAM Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl Donald Sturrock RICHARD DAVENPORT-HINES Under the Sun: The Letters of Bruce Chatwin (Edd) Elizabeth Chatwin & Nicholas Shakespeare JOHN STUBBS Andrew Marvell: The Chameleon Nigel Smith MARK GLANVILLE Correspondence: Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan

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DONALD RAYFIELD Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin Timothy Snyder Stalin’s Genocides: Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity Norman M Naimark JONATHAN MIRSKY Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958–62 Frank Dikötter RICHARD OVERY The Blitz: The British Under Attack Juliet Gardiner FREDERICK TAYLOR Berlin at War: Life and Death in Hitler’s Capital, 1939–45 Roger Moorhouse SIMON HEFFER State of Emergency: The Way We Were – Britain, 1970–1974 Dominic Sandbrook JONATHAN SUMPTION The Origins of the English Parliament, 924–1327 J R Maddicott MATTHEW BELL Gentlemen and Blackguards or Gambling Mania and the Plot to Steal the Derby of 1844 Nicholas Foulkes ALLAN MASSIE Emperor of the West: Charlemagne and the Carolingian Empire Hywel Williams

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PAUL JOHNSON John Brett: Pre-Raphaelite Landscape Painter Christiana Payne & Charles Brett ELSPETH BARKER Man with a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud Martin Gayford WILLIAM ST CLAIR The Romantic Revolution Tim Blanning CHRISTOPHER BRAY Bob Dylan in America Sean Wilentz

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Extract from V S NAIPAUL’S The Masque of Africa

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PAUL ADDISON Supermac: The Life of Harold Macmillan D R Thorpe JANE RIDLEY David Lloyd George: The Great Outsider Roy Hattersley VICTOR SEBESTYEN The Nine Lives of Otto Katz Jonathan Miles PAMELA NORRIS What to Look for in Winter: A Memoir in Blindness Candia McWilliam JEREMY LEWIS The Arvon Book of Life Writing: Writing Biography, Autobiography and Memoir

LITERARY REVIEW September 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

Issue no. 380

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