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THIS MONTH’S PULPIT is written by Frances Wilson. Her books include The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth (Faber & Faber).

PRAVEEN SWAMI i s Diplomatic Editor of the Daily Telegraph.

J ASON BURKE i s The Guardian’s South Asia correspondent. His new book, The 9/11 Wars, will be published by Penguin in September.

JOHN KEAY has been writing about India for forty years. His books include India: A History. He is currently labouring over an account of South Asia since 1947.

RODERICK MATTHEWS’s s econd book, J innah vs. Gandhi, will be published by Hachette this summer.

JANE RIDLEY’s biography of Edward VII will be published by Chatto & Windus next year.

CHARLES ESDAILE is the author of numerous books on Napoleon’s wars. He is currently working on a study of the French occupation of Andalucia in the period 1810–12.

FREDERIC RAPHAEL’s Ifs and Buts, his fifth volume of notebooks, was published in March by Carcanet.

ANDREW LYCETT is the biographer of Ian Fleming, Dylan Thomas and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

JONATHAN KEATES’s most recent book, The Siege of Venice, is published by Chatto & Windus.

DAVID CESARANI’s latest book is Major Farran’s Hat: Murder, Scandal a n d B r i t a i n ’ s War a g a i n s t J ew i s h Terrorism 1945–1948.

DOMINIC SANDBROOK is currently Senior Fellow at the Rothermere Institute, University of Oxford.

LITERARY REVIEW June 2011

PULPIT

THE SUBCONTINENT

BIOGRAPHY

TROUBLEMAKERS

ROME & ROMANS

HISTORY

FOREIGN PARTS

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FRANCES WILSON

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PRAVEEN SWAMI Pakistan: A Hard Country Anatol Lieven JASON BURKE The Cage: The Fight for Sri Lanka and the Last Days of the Tamil Tigers Gordon Weiss JOHN KEAY His Majesty’s Opponent: Subhas Chandra Bose and India’s Struggle against Empire Sugata Bose Subhas Chandra Bose in Nazi Germany Romain Haynes RODERICK MATTHEWS Makers of Modern India (Ed) Ramachandra Guha The Beautiful and the Damned: Life in the New India Siddhartha Deb

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JANE RIDLEY Octavia, Daughter of God: The Story of a Female Messiah and her Followers Jane Shaw PAUL JOHNSON Mysterious Wisdom: The Life and Work of Samuel Palmer Rachel Campbell-Johnston CHARLES J ESDAILE Radetzky: Imperial Victor and Military Genius Alan Sked JEREMY LEWIS Young Prince Philip: His Turbulent Early Life Philip Eade

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FREDERIC RAPHAEL Treason of the Heart: From Thomas Paine to Kim Philby David Pryce-Jones JUSTIN MAROZZI Deadly Waters: Inside the Hidden World of Somalia’s Pirates Jay Bahadur ANDREW LYCETT Carte Blanche Jeffery Deaver

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CHRISTOPHER HART Invisible Romans: Prostitutes, Outlaws, Slaves, Gladiators and Others Robert C Knapp JONATHAN KEATES Rome Robert Hughes Whispering City R J B Bosworth When in Rome: 2,000 Years of Roman Sightseeing Matthew Sturgis Death and the Dolce Vita Stephen Gundle

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DAVID CESARANI The Death Marches: The Final Phase of Nazi Genocide Daniel Blatman RICHARD DAVENPORT-HINES Magpies, Squirrels and Thieves: How the Victorians Collected the World Jacqueline Yallop DOMINIC SANDBROOK One Nation Under Sex Larry Flynt and David Eisenbach ALLAN MASSIE A Hermit’s Cookbook: Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages Andrew Jotischky

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JONATHAN MIRSKY On China Henry Kissinger RICHARD OVERY Forgotten Land: Journeys among the Ghosts of East Prussia Max Egremont

Editor: NANCY SLADEK Deputy Editor: TOM FLEMING Editor-at-Large: JEREMY LEWIS Senior Editor: JONATHAN BECKMAN 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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