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f r om the p u l p i t 1 Tom Holland v i c t or i a n s 5 Simon Heffer

The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens’ London Judith Flanders 6 Sarah Bradford

Serving Victoria: Life in the Royal Household Kate Hubbard 7 Gillian Tindall

Inconvenient People: Lunacy, Liberty & the Mad-Doctors in Victorian England Sarah Wise b i o g r a p hy 9 Seamus Perry

John Keats: A New Life Nicholas Roe 10 Claire Harman

Mr Foote’s Other Leg: Comedy, Tragedy, Violence & Murder in Georgian London Ian Kelly 12 Catherine Peters

The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton Diane Atkinson 13 Anne Sebba

Wives and Stunners: The Pre-Raphaelites & Their Muses Henrietta Garnett 14 John Sutherland

The Great Charles Dickens Scandal Michael Slater • Dickens and the Workhouse Ruth Richardson p e a c e u n t o nat i on s 16 Adam Zamoyski

Governing the World: The History of an Idea Mark Mazower 18 Michael Burleigh

Interventions: A Life in War & Peace Kofi Annan with Nader Mousavizadeh h i st or y 19 Simon J V Malloch

And Man Created God: Kings, Cults, & Conquests at the Time of Jesus Selina O’Grady 20 Norman Stone

The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 Christopher Clark 22 Caroline Moorehead

I am Spain: The Spanish Civil War and the Men & Women Who Went to Fight Fascism David Boyd Haycock • Unlikely Warriors: The British in the Spanish Civil War & the Struggle Against Fascism Richard Baxell