T HIS MONTH ’ S PULPIT is written by Ion Trewin. He is the Editor-inChief of Weidenfeld & Nicolson and will be administering the Man Booker Prize. He is writing the authorised biography of Alan Clark.

J ANE R IDLEY is writing a biography of King Edward VII, to be published by Chatto & Windus.

A NDREW R OBERTS ’s new book, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples since 1900, will be published in September by Weidenfeld & Nicolson

N ORMAN S TONE is Director of the Turkish Russian Institute, Bilkent Universiry, Ankara.

R ICHARD G RAY is a Fellow of the British Academy. His history of American literature was published by Blackwell last year.

E S T URNER ’s first article was published in 1927. He worked for many years on newspapers in Glasgow and was a contributor to Punch for 53 years. His books include the bestselling Boys Will Be Boys.

A NNEDE C OURCY ’s Debs at War: How Wartime Changed Their Lives, 1939–1945 is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

R ICHARD B OSTON worked for the Guardianand the TLS, and founded the magazine Quarto. He wrote the biography of Osbert Lancaster, who once asked him, ‘How are you getting on with the biography of … that chap?’

B ERNARD G REEN is a Fellow of St Benet’s Hall and member of the Theology Faculty at Oxford, where he teaches Patristics. He has a book on Leo the Great coming out next year.

I RVING W ARDLE was the theatre critic of The Times and the Independent on Sunday. He has written a biography of George Devine.












A NDREW R OBERTS The Neville Chamberlain Diary Letters, Volume IV: The Downing Street Years, 1934–40 (Ed) Robert Self R ICHARD O VERY On Hitler’s Mountain: Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood Irmgard A Hunt S IMON H EFFERON C HURCHILLIANA E VAN M AWDSLEY The Hitler Book: The Secret Dossier Prepared for Stalin (Ed) Henrik Eberle and Matthias Uhl


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J ANE R IDLEY The Duff Cooper Diaries 1915–1951 (Ed) John Julius Norwich F RANCES W ILSON Strangeland Tracey Emin J ESSICA M ANN The Year of Magical Thinking Joan Didion When I Grow Up Bernice Rubens P HILIP W OMACK Someone Like Me Miles Kington





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N ORMAN S TONE The Mitrokhin Archive II: The KGB and the World Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin B LAIR W ORDEN Soldiers and Strangers: An Ethnic History of the English Civil War Mark Stoyle R OWLAND S MITH The Classical World: An Epic History from Homer to HadrianRobin Lane Fox P ETER J ONES The Elgin Marbles: The Story of Archaeology’s Greatest Controversy Dorothy King E S T URNER Our Island Story H E Marshall M ICHAEL B URLEIGH The Dragons of Expectation: Reality and Delusion in the Course of History Robert Conquest




L UCY W OODING The King’s Reformation: Henry VIII and the Remaking of the English ChurchG W Bernard P AUL J OHNSON Boudica: Iron Age Warrior Queen Richard Hingley and Christina Unwin A NNEDE C OURCY Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hugo Vickers


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R ICHARD B OSTON John Wilkes: The Scandalous Father of Civil Liberty Arthur H Cash R ICHARD G RAY Melville: His World and WorkAndrew Delbanco A LLAN M ASSIE Arthur Hugh Clough: A Poet’s Life Anthony Kenny N IGEL J ONES Karl Kraus, Apocalyptic Satirist: The PostWar Crisis and the Rise of the Swastika Edward Timms B ERNARD G REEN John Marco Allegro: The Maverick of the Dead Sea Scrolls Judity Anne Brown I RVING W ARDLE Kenneth BranaghMark White

Editor:N ANCY S LADEK Deputy Editor: T OM F LEMING Commissioning Editor: J EREMY L EWIS Editorial Assistants: G EORGE N ORTON , P HILIP W OMACK Contributing Editors: A LAN R AFFERTY S EBASTIAN S HAKESPEARE Business Manager: S ARAH M AHAFFY Advertising Manager: T ERRY F INNEGAN Founding Editor:D R A NNE S MITH Founding Father: A UBERON W AUGH Cover illustration by Chris Riddell Issue no. 328

LITERARY REVIEW Dec 2005 / Jan 2006