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f r om the p u l p i t 1 Adam Sisman b i o g r a p hy & memoir 5 Graham Hutchings

Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China Ezra F Vogel 7 David Cesarani

Heinrich Himmler Peter Longerich 9 Robert Irwin

Orientalist Jones: Sir William Jones, Poet, Lawyer, and Linguist, 1746–1794 Michael J Franklin 10 Richard Davenport-Hines

Fortune’s Spear: The Story of the Blue-Blooded Rogue behind the most Notorious City Scandal of the 1920s Martin Vander Weyer 12 Michael Fathers

Bligh: William Bligh in the South Seas Anne Salmond 13 Sebastian Shakespeare One on One Craig Brown 14 Jane Thynne

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal Jeanette Winterson • Blue Nights Joan Didion • Ghosts by Daylight: A Memoir of War & Love Janine di Giovanni l i t e r a r y l i v e s 15 Seamus Perry

The Keats Brothers: The Life of John and George Denise Gigante 16 Kevin Jackson

Alfred Jarry: A Pataphysical Life Alastair Brotchie 17 Norma Clarke

Wits and Wives: Dr Johnson in the Company of Women Kate Chisholm 18 Justin Beplate

Unlikely Collaboration: Gertrude Stein, Bernard Faÿ, and the Vichy Dilemma Barbara Will 20 Allan Massie

Ifs and Buts: Personal Terms 5 Frederic Raphael t omorrow ’s wor l d 21 Steve Fuller

The Brain is Wider than the Sky: Why Simple Solutions Don’t Work in a Complex World Bryan Appleyard 22 Irwin Stelzer

The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World Daniel Yergin