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p u l p i t 1 Carole Angier f or e i g n pa rts 5 Piers Brendon

Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan William Dalrymple 7 Josh Glancy

Slavery by Another Name: The Re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II Douglas A Blackmon 8 Richard Cockett

Still Counting the Dead: Survivors of Sri Lanka’s Hidden War Frances Harrison 9 Robert Chesshyre

The Last Days of Detroit: Motor Cars, Motown & the Collapse of an Industrial Giant Mark Binelli b i o g r a p hy 11 Ariane Bankes

David Jones in the Great War Thomas Dilworth 12 Simon Heffer

Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century Paul Kildea 14 Peyton Skipwith

Jacques-Emile Blanche Jane Roberts 15 Bharat Tandon

The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things Paula Byrne 16 Steve Fuller

Emile Durkheim: A Biography Marcel Fournier 18 Rupert Christiansen

Tatiana Leskova: A Ballerina at Large Suzana Braga 19 Catherine Peters

Fanny and Stella: The Young Men who Shocked Victorian England Neil McKenna a i r s & g r a c e s 20 Michael Bywater

Assholes: A Theory Aaron James 21 Christopher Howse

Sorry! The English & Their Manners Henry Hitchings h i st or y 22 Richard Overy

The Eagle Unbowed: Poland & the Poles in the Second World War Halik Kochanski 23 Paul Lay

Elizabeth’s Sea Dogs: How the English became the Scourge of the Seas Hugh Bicheno