contents november 2016 • issue 448 Editor Nancy Sladek Deputy Editor Tom Fleming Editor-at-Large Jeremy Lewis Assistant Editors Frank Brinkley • David Gelber Editorial Assistant Francesca Carington Contributing Editors Jonathan Beckman Michael Burleigh • Sara Wheeler • Philip Womack Advertising Manager Terry Finnegan Classified Advertising David Sturge Marketing Manager Katherine Bogden Bayard Founding Father Auberon Waugh Founding Editor Dr Anne Smith Cover Illustration Chris Riddell

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pulpit 1 Frances Wilson biography & memoirs 6 Donald Rayfield

Rasputin Douglas Smith 8 Paul Addison

Citizen Clem: A Biography of Attlee John Bew 9 Kate Adie

Of Fortunes and War: Clare Hollingworth, First of the Female War Correspondents Patrick Garrett 10 Jonathan Meades

A Life in Questions Jeremy Paxman 13 Lucy Moore

Defiance: The Life & Choices of Lady Anne Barnard Stephen Taylor 14 Dominic Green

Born to Run Bruce Springsteen 15 Robert Bickers

Prince of Tricksters: The Incredible True Story of Netley Lucas, Gentleman Crook Matt Houlbrook philosophy 17 Richard Bourke

The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy Anthony Gottlieb 18 Tom Stern

Grand Hotel Abyss: The Lives of the Frankfurt School Stuart Jeffries literary lives 21 Freya Johnston

Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel John Stubbs 23 Justin Beplate

Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote ‘Dracula’ David J Skal 24 Norma Clarke

Partial Histories: A Reappraisal of Colley Cibber Elaine M McGirr 26 Richard Canning

Edward Upward: Art & Life Peter Stansky 27 Stoddard Martin

Beryl Bainbridge: Love by All Sorts of Means – A Biography Brendan King