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f r om the p u l p i t 1 Tom Holland l i t e r a r y l i v e s 5 John Sutherland

Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 2 (edd) Benjamin Griffin & Harriet Elinor Smith 6 John Gray

George Orwell: English Rebel Robert Colls 8 Matthew Sperling

A Strong Song Tows Us: The Life of Basil Bunting Richard Burton 10 Blair Worden

Sir Thomas Browne: A Life Reid Barbour 12 Duncan Wu

William and Dorothy Wordsworth: ‘All in Each Other’ Lucy Newlyn h i st or y 13 David Cesarani

Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields Wendy Lower 15 Mary Kenny

Fatal Path: British Government & Irish Revolution 1910– 1922 Ronan Fanning • The Republic: The Fight for Irish Independence 1918–1923 Charles Townshend 16 Alan Allport

Year Zero: A History of 1945 Ian Buruma 18 Sarah Bradford

High Minds: The Victorians & the Birth of Modern Britain Simon Heffer f or e i g n pa rts 19 Donald Rayfield

Red Fortress: The Secret Heart of Russia’s History Catherine Merridale 21 Alex von Tunzelmann

Story of a Death Foretold: The Coup against Salvador Allende, 11 September 1973 Oscar Guardiola-Rivera 22 Lucy Moore

One Summer: America 1927 Bill Bryson 23 Lawrence Rosen

Justice Interrupted: The Struggle for Constitutional Government in the Middle East Elizabeth F Thompson