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DECEMBER 2010 / JANUARY 2011

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LITERARY LIVES

CHILDREN’S BOOKS

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BAD SEX REPORT

FICTION

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HENRIETTA GARNETT The Model Wife: The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, Ruskin and Millais Suzanne Fagence Cooper STEPHEN AMIDON Charlie Chan Yunte Huang

DANIEL SNOWMAN Ravel Roger Nichols RUPERT CHRISTIANSEN Apollo’s Angels Jennifer Homans DANIEL MATLIN The Man Who Recorded the World John Szwed HUMPHREY BURTON Cardus: Celebrant of Beauty Robin Daniels

PATRICIA DUNCKER Romain Gary: A Tall Story David Bellos WILLIAM H PRITCHARD Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume I (Ed) Harriet Elinor Smith ANDREW HUSSEY Public Enemies Bernard-Henri Lévy & Michel Houellebecq JOHN HOPKINS Travels: Collected Writings, 1950–93 Paul Bowles

PHILIP WOMACK

ANDREW LYCETT The Invention of Murder Judith Flanders SARAH WISE London Labour and t he London Poor Henry Mayhew (Ed) Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

MICHAEL HOLMAN Conversations with Myself Nelson Mandela DAVID CRANE Race for the South Pole Roland Huntford ALEXANDER WAUGH Chasing the Sun: The Epic Story of the Star That Gives Us Life Richard Cohen FRANCES WILSON Nuns Behaving Badly Craig A Monson SIMON HOGGART Liquid Memory: Why Wine Matters Jonathan Nossiter RUTH PADEL The Tiger John Vaillant TIM RICHARDSON The Rose Jennifer Potter Weeds Richard Mabey JOHN GRIBBIN The Neutrino Frank Close

JONATHAN BECKMAN

KEITH MILLER Cedilla Adam Mars-Jones LEO ROBSON By Nightfall Michael Cunningham SARAH A SMITH Pulse Julian Barnes ANTHONY CUMMINS The Collected Stories o f Lydia Davis Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert (Trans) Lydia Davis D J TAYLOR Chapman’s Odyssey Paul Bailey TIM MARTIN Caribou Island David Vann RACHEL HORE The London Train Tessa Hadley JONATHAN BARNES ON DEBUT FICTION JESSICA MANN

LUCY POPESCU LR BOOKSHOP 10 LR CLASSIFIEDS 8 0

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

DAVID ARMITAGE is the Lloyd C Blankfein Professor of History at Harvard University. His next book will be a history of ideas of civil war from Rome to Iraq.

ADRIAN WEALE governed Dhi Qar province in Iraq in the second half of 2003. The SS: A New History was published by Little, Brown in August.

NORMAN STONE i s Professor of International Relations at Bilkent University in Turkey.

DONALD RAYFIELD’s The Literature of Georgia: A History was published in a third, expanded edition by the Garnett Press earlier this year.

LESLEY DOWNER is the author of Ge i s h a : The S e c r e t Hi s t o r y o f a Vanishing World and, most recently, The Cour t e s a n a n d t h e S amura i (Bantam).

MICHAEL HOLMAN was Africa editor of the Financial Times from 1984 to 2002.

JOHN R BRADLEY’s books include Inside Egypt: The Land of the Pharaohs on the Brink of a Revolution and, most recently, Behind the Veil of Vice: The Business and Culture of Sex in the Middle East.

KEVIN JACKSON is completing a cultural history of the year 1922.

JOHN HOPKINS is the author of The Tangier Diaries, 1962–1979.

DANIEL SNOWMAN’s most recent book is The Gilded Stage: A Social History of Opera.

SARAH WISE’s The Blackest Streets (Bodley Head) is an investigation of late nineteenth-century East London poverty.

PATRICIA DUNCKER’s latest novel is The Strange Case of the Composer and his Judge (Bloomsbury).

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