AUGUST 2009 £3.00

THE SECRETS OF BRIDESHEAD Alexander Waugh at the seat of Evelyn’s Inspiration

Juliet Barker salutes Joan of Arc Norman Stone sacks Kaiser Wilhelm Leslie Mitchell incites English Rebels

John Gray judges Amartya Sen Jonathan Mirsky condemns Crimes in Vietnam

Jason Burke inspects Central Asia THE GARGOYLES OF NOTRE-DAME


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Arthur Ransome the Spy ★ Isaac Newton the Sleuth

Harold Larwood the Ashes Hero

FICTION: Thomas Pynchon ★ Alice Munro ★ William Trevor ★ A L Kennedy ...