THE SUN DID SET Saul David on the Decline of the British Empire

Richard Overy on the Battle for Japan Raleigh Trevelyan on the War in Sicily Donald Rayfield on Stalin’s Purges Our Yankee Pals

Proust’s Mother ★★ Pound’s Life Greene’s Letters ★★ Tolstoy’s Snaps The Birth of the Bonkbuster

John Gray gets the Creative Urge Richard Sennett dances with Nureyev

Bright Young Things ★★ Crazy Camoufleurs ★★ Doomed Insomniacs

FICTION: Roth ★★ Néémirovsky ★★ Coupland ★★ Enright ★★ Máárai ★★ Sebold ...