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THIS MONTH’S PULPITis written by David Cesarani, whose books include Eichmann: His Life and Crimes. His next book, Major Farran’s Hat:Britain’s War against Jewish Terrorism, 19451948, will be published in March by Heinemann.

RICHARDOVERY’s The Morbid Age: Britain and the Crisis of Civilisation 1919–1939will be published by Penguin in the spring.

PATRICIAFARA’s next book, Science: A Four Thousand Year History, will be published in February by OUP. She is Senior Tutor of Clare College, Cambridge.

G W BERNARDis Professor of Early Modern History in the University of Southampton. His most recent book, The King’s Reformation: Henry VIII and the Remaking of the English Church, is published by Yale University Press.

PAUL ADDISON is an Honorary Fellow of the School of History and Classics at the University of Edinburgh. His most recent book is Churchill: The Unexpected Hero(OUP).

NIGELWESTis the author of At Her Majesty’s Secret Service(Greenhill Books) and lectures at the Counterintelligence Centre in Washington DC.

SARAHWISEis the author of The Italian Boy: Murder and Grave Robbery in 1830s London(Pimlico). Her investigation of late nineteenth-century East London poverty, The Blackest Streets, was published by Bodley Head in June.

ROWLANDSMITHis a lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

JAMES DELINGPOLE’s Coward At The Bridge, the long-awaited sequel to his World War II adventure starring reluctant hero Dick Coward, will be published by Simon and Schuster in June.

PULPIT

YESTERDAY’S WORLD

HISTORY

GREEKS & ROMANS

BIOGRAPHY

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PATRICIAFARA The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science Richard Holmes SARAHWISE The Making of Mr Gray’s Anatomy: Bodies, Books, Fortune, Fame Ruth Richardson BRENDAMADDOX Worlds Before Adam: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform Martin JSRudwick

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RICHARDOVERY Masters & Commanders: How Roosevelt, Churchill, Marshall and Alanbrooke Won the War in the West Andrew Roberts PIERSBRENDON Gandhi & Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged our Age Arthur Herman PAULADDISON Churchill’s Wizards: The British Genius for Deception 1914–1945 Nicholas Rankin FREDERICRAPHAEL The Shameful Peace: How French Artists and Intellectuals Survived the Nazi Occupation Frederic Spotts NORMANSTONE The Third Reich at War Richard JEvans

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JOHNKEAY The Man Who Invented History: Travels with Herodotus Justin Marozzi ROWLANDSMITH Travelling Heroes: Greeks and Their Myths in the Epic Age of Homer Robin Lane Fox ALLANMASSIE Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town Mary Beard

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FRANCESSPALDING Chagall: Love and Exile Jackie Wullschlager GWBERNARD Henry: Virtuous Prince David Starkey JULIAKEAY Bombay Anna: The Real Story and Remarkable Adventures of ‘The King and I’ Governess Susan Morgan MICKBROWN My Judy Garland Life Susie Boyt NIGELWEST The Sixth Man: The Extraordinary Life of Paddy Costello James McNeish

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KATHERINEDUNCAN-JONES Soul of the Age: The Life, Mind and World of William Shakespeare Jonathan Bate STEPHENAMIDON Outlaw Journalist: The Life and Times of Hunter S Thompson William McKeen JEREMYLEWIS Julian Maclaren-Ross: Selected Letters (Ed) Paul Willetts DIANAATHILL Magic Moments: Life-Changing Encounters with Books, Films, Music... John Sutherland

Editor: NANCYSLADEK Deputy Editor: TOMFLEMING Editor-at-Large: JEREMYLEWIS Editorial Assistant: JONATHANBECKMAN

Contributing Editors: SEBASTIANSHAKESPEARE, PHILIPWOMACK Advertising Manager: TERRYFINNEGAN Classified Advertising: DAVIDSTURGE Founding Editor: DRANNESMITH Founding Father: AUBERONWAUGH Cover illustration by Chris Riddell Issue no. 359

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