T HIS MONTH ’ S PULPIT is written by Bryan Appleyard. His most recent book, How to Live Forever or Die Trying, is published by Simon and Schuster.

E DWARD N ORMAN is Emeritus Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge, and Curate of the St James Garlickhythe Church in the City of London.

C AROLINE M OOREHEAD is working on a life of Madame de la Tour du Pin.

A NDREW R OBERTS ’s most recent book, A History of the English Speaking Peoples Since 1900, is published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

C AROLE A NGIER is a biographer of Jean Rhys and Primo Levi. The Double Bond: Primo Levi, A Biographyis available in paperback from Penguin.

M ICHAEL H OLMAN , former Africa editor of the Financial Times, was brought up in Rhodesia. His first novel, Last Orders at Harrods: An African Tale, is published by Abacus.

D IANA A THILL is the author of Stet and Yesterday Morning: A Very English Childhood, both published by Granta.

G RAHAM H UTCHINGS , former China Correspondent of the Daily Telegraph, is the author of Modern China: A Companion to a Rising Power (Penguin) and Editor of The Oxford Analytica Daily Brief.

D AVID W ATKIN is Professor of the History of Architecture at the University of Cambridge. His books include Morality and Architecture Revisited(2001) and Radical Classicism: The Architecture of Quinlan Terry(2006).

R ICHARD O VERY ’s The Dictators: Hitler’s Germany, Stalin’s Russia was awarded the Wolfson Prize for History 2005.
















R ICHARD O VERY The Fire: The Bombing of Germany, 1940–1945 Jörg Friedrich Inferno: The Devastation of Hamburg, 1943 Keith Lowe A NDREW R OBERTS Lloyd George and Churchill: Rivals for Greatness Richard Toye M ARY K ENNY That Neutral Island: A Cultural History of Ireland During the Second World War Clair Wills Irish Freedom: The History of Nationalism in Ireland Richard English A LLAN M ASSIE In Europe: Travels Through the Twentieth Century Geert Mak N IGEL J ONES Dancing into Battle: A Social History of the Battle of Waterloo Nick Foulkes P ETER J ONES City of the Sharp-Nosed Fish Peter Parsons



B LAIR W ORDEN The Verneys: A True Story of Love, War and Madness in Seventeenth-Century England Adrian Tinniswood M ARTIN V ANDER W EYER Dynasties: Fortunes and Misfortunes of the World’s Great Family Businesses David S Landes

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C AROLINE M OOREHEAD Infidel Ayaan Hirsi Ali C AROLE A NGIER TheForger: An Extraordinary Story of Survival in Wartime Berlin Cioma Schönhaus The Diary of Mary Berg: Growing up in the Warsaw Ghetto(Ed) Susan Lee Pentlin D IANA A THILL Growing up in a War Bryan Magee M ICHAEL H OLMAN When A Crocodile Eats the Sun Peter Godwin

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P AUL J OHNSON Parmigianino David Ekserdjian J OHN M ARTIN R OBINSON Medievalism: The Middle Ages in Modern EnglandMichael Alexander St Pancras Station Simon Bradley D AVID W ATKIN Inigo Jones and the Classical Tradition Christy AndersonInigo Jones and the European Classicist Tradition Giles Worsley

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S IMON H EFFER Michael Foot: A LifeKenneth O Morgan F RANCES W ILSON The Hottentot Venus: The Life and Death of Saartjie Baartman, Born 1789 – Buried 2002 Rachel Holmes J OHN J OLLIFFE Red Princess: A Revolutionary Life Sofka Zinovieff



G RAHAM H UTCHINGS The Writing on the Wall: China and the West in the Twenty-First CenturyWill Hutton J OHN K EAY The Dragon and the Foreign Devils: China and the World, 1100 BC to the Present Harry G Gelber

Editor:N ANCY S LADEK Deputy Editor: T OM F LEMING Editor-at-Large: J EREMY L EWIS Editorial Assistant: P HILIP W OMACK

Contributing Editors: A LAN R AFFERTY , S EBASTIAN S HAKESPEARE Advertising Manager: T ERRY F INNEGAN Classified Advertising: D AVID S TURGE Founding Editor:D R A NNE S MITH Founding Father: A UBERON W AUGH Cover illustration by Chris Riddell Issue no. 341