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p u l p i t 1 D J Taylor l i t e r a r y l i v e s 5 Jeremy Noel-Tod

Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love James Booth 7 Ric hard Davenport-Hines

Chasing Lost Time: The Life of C K Scott Moncrieff Jean Findlay 8 Andr ew Lycett

Goldeneye: Where Bond Was Born Matthew Parker w i l d l i f e 10 Kevin Jackson

H is for Hawk Helen Macdonald f or e i g n pa rts 11 Jonathan Keates

It alian Venice: A History R J B Bosworth 13 Al lan Massie

Notes from Underground Roger Scruton • Gottland: Mostly True Stories from Half of Czechoslovakia Mariusz Szczygieł 14 S ara Wheeler

Siberia: A History of the People Janet M Hartley 15 T im Blanning

Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present Michael H Kater 16 N ick Holdstock

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China Evan Osnos • The Emperor Far Away David Eimer 18 W illiam Armstrong

Turkish Awakening: A Personal Discovery of Modern Turkey Alev Scott h i st or y 19 Richard Overy

The Devils’ Alliance: Hitler’s Pact with Stalin, 1939–1941 Roger Moorhouse 20 Gil lian Tindall

Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France Caroline Moorehead 22 T imothy Brook

The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century Jürgen Osterhammel 23 N orman Stone

Ring of Steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at War, 1914–1918 Alexander Watson 24 F elipe Fernández-Armesto

1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed Eric H Cline