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p u l p i t 1 Guy Walters l e t t e r s 5 John Gray

Building: Letters 1960-1975 Isaiah Berlin • Isaac & Isaiah: The Covert Punishment of a Cold War Heretic David Caute 7 Donald Rayfield

Diaries & Selected Letters Mikhail Bulgakov 8 Andrew Roberts

A Dynasty of Dealers: John Smith and Successors 1801-1924 Charles Sebag-Montefiore 10 Jay Parini

Kurt Vonnegut: Letters (Ed) Dan Wakefield f or e i g n pa rts 11 Michael Burleigh

The Muslim Brotherhood: Evolution of an Islamist Movement Carrie Rosefsky Wickham 12 David Gilmour

An Uncertain Glory: India & Its Contradictions Jean Drèze & Amartya Sen 13 John Sweeney

Walls: Travels along the Barricades Marcello Di Cintio 14 Harry Mount

Across the Pond: An Englishman’s View of America Terry Eagleton l i t e r a r y l i v e s 15 Kevin Jackson

Kafka: The Years of Insight Reiner Stach • Kafka: The Decisive Years Reiner Stach • Franz Kafka: The Poet of Shame & Guilt Saul Friedländer 17 William St Clair

Byron’s War: Romantic Rebellion, Greek Revolution Roderick Beaton 18 Carole Angier

A Place in the Country W G Sebald h i st or y 19 Timothy Brook

Global Crisis: War, Climate Change & Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century Geoffrey Parker 21 Peter Sarris

The Restoration of Rome: Barbarian Popes & Imperial Pretenders Peter Heather 22 Peter Marshall

The Huguenots Geoffrey Treasure