THIS MONTH’S PULPITis written by Andrew Lycett. His books include Rudyard Kipling, Dylan Thomas, Ian Fleming, and, most recently, Conan Doyle: The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes, published by Weidenfield & Nicolson.

JOHNGRAYis the author of Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and The Death of Utopia(Allen Lane).

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

JANERIDLEYis writing a biography of King Edward VII, to be published by Chatto & Windus.

MICHAELBURLEIGH’s Blood and Rage: A Cultural History of Terrorismwill be published by HarperPress in February.

CHRISTOPHERCOKERis Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and author of several books on international security.

A C GRAYLING’s Towards the Light was published in September by Bloomsbury.

PETERWASHINGTONis General Editor of the Everyman’s Library.

JUSTINMAROZZI is the author of Tamerlane: Sword of Islam, Conqueror of the World, published in paperback by HarperPerennial.

MAXEGREMONT’s biography of Siegfried Sassoon was published in 2005. He is now working on a book about 20th-century East Prussia.

BEN WILSON is the author of Decency and Disorder: The Age of Cant (Faber & Faber).

DAVIDCESARANI’s most recent book is Eichman: His Life and Crimes (Heinemann).

TOMFLEMINGwas briefly captain of his prep school chess team.












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JOHNGRAY The Death of Sigmund Freud: Fascism, Psychoanalysis and the Rise of Fundamentalism Mark Edmundson PETERWASHINGTON The Unbearable Saki: The Work of HH Munro Sandie Byrne HENRIETTAGARNETT Fanny Kemble: A Performed Life Deirdre David ADAMLEBOR Omar Khayyam Hazhir Teimourian MAXEGREMONT TheGoodSoldier: A Biography of Douglas Haig Gary Mead ANTONLAGUARDIA Lion of Jordan: The Life of King Hussein in War and Peace Avi Shlaim BENWILSON John Stuart Mill: Victorian Firebrand Richard Reeves JONATHANKEATES Lucia in the Age of Napoleon Andrea di Robilant FRANCISKING A Voyage Round John Mortimer Valerie Grove NIGELJONES The Vienna Woods Killer: A Writer’s Double Life John Leake




RAYMONDSEITZ Pilgrims: New World Settlers and the Call of Home Susan Hardman Moore JUSTINMAROZZI The Barefoot Emperor: An Ethiopian Tragedy Philip Marsden PAULLEGG Algeria: Anger of the Dispossessed Martin Evans & John Phillips






LESLIEMITCHELL Three Victories and a Defeat: The Rise and Fall of the First British Empire, 1714–1783 Brendan Simms DAVIDCESARANI Churchill and the Jews Martin Gilbert Churchill’s Promised Land: Zionism and Statecraft Michael Makovsky RICHARDOVERY Liberation or Catastrophe? Reflections on the History of the Twentieth Century Michael Howard

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PAULJOHNSON George Stubbs: Catalogue Raisonnéé Judy Egerton JOHNMCEWEN A Life of Picasso: Volume III, 1917–1932 John Richardson FRANCESSPALDING Edward Burra Jane Stevenson FRANCESWILSON Eye Rhymes:Sylvia Plath’s Art of the Visual (Ed) Kathleen Connors & Sally Bayley CHARLESSAUMAREZSMITH Great Collectors of Our Time: Art Collecting Since 1945 James Stourton

Editor: NANCYSLADEK Deputy Editor: TOMFLEMING Editor-at-Large: JEREMYLEWIS Assistant Editor: PHILIPWOMACK Contributing Editor: SEBASTIANSHAKESPEARE Advertising Manager: TERRYFINNEGAN Classified Advertising: DAVIDSTURGE Founding Editor: DRANNESMITH Founding Father: AUBERONWAUGH Cover illustration by Chris Riddell Issue no. 350

LITERARY REVIEW Dec 2007 / Jan 2008