The World of Paperbacks

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VINTAGE leads the list this month with a wide range of new titles. In fiction there are two novels by Andre Gide published in one volume: Fruits of the Earth and Later Fruits of the Earth ([pounds sterling]6.99). These are his prose songs to the joys of life first published in 1917 and 1935 respectively. Vintage Classics continues its publication of Iris Murdoch's novels with A Word Child ([pounds sterling]7.99) here introduced by Ray Monk. New biographies include Judith Cook's Dr. Simon Forman: A Most Notorious Physician ([pounds sterling]7.99), a fascinating account of Shakespeare's England as seen through the life of an intriguing man, and two titles in the Vintage Lives series: Selina Hastings' Evelyn Waugh: A Biography ([pounds sterling]8.99) first published in 1994 and the same author's Nancy Mitford ([pounds sterling]7.99). Vintage have also published: Desmond Morris' People Watching (E8.99); Andrew Solomon's The Noonday Demon: An Anatomy of Depression ([pounds sterling]8.99); Robert M. Sapolsky's A Pr imate's Memoir. Love, Death and Baboons in East Africa ([pounds sterling]7.99); Tim Flannery's The Eternal Frontier: An Ecological History of North America and Its Peoples ([pounds sterling]8.99); and, finally. Martin Amis's The War Against Cliche: Essays and Reviews 1971-2000 ([pounds sterling]8.99), the thoughts and reflections of the novelist, mainly on literature.

ARROW has republished Shay McNeal's The Plots to Rescue the Tsar: The Truth behind the Disappearance of the Romanovs ([pounds sterling]8.99) in which the American writer offers her own idiosyncratic view about the fate of the Romanov Family during the Russian civil war.

From FOURTH ESTATE we have Maureen Duffy's England: The Making of the Myth from Stonehenge to Albert Square ([pounds sterling]7.99), another idiosyncratic view, this time of 3000 years of English history in 274 pages. It reads well but is it history?

PHOENIX PRESS has reissued Karen Armstrong's Islam: A Short History ([pounds sterling]6.99) first published in 2000: after the events of last September such guides are more necessary than ever and a paperback edition is to be welcomed. Phoenix has also brought out paperback editions of Giles MacDonogh's highly praised The Last Kaiser: William the Impetuous ([pounds sterling]l4.99) and Richard Overy's 1984 biographical study, Goering ([pounds sterling]12.99), which shows that Goering was a far more important figure than many have thought.

Recently published titles from PIMLICO are divided into biography and history. Among the new biographies are Adrian Tinniswood's highly praised His Invention so Fertile: A Life of Christopher Wren ([pounds sterling]10.00), Piers Brendon's Hawker of Morwenstow: Portrait of a Victorian Eccentric ([pounds sterling]12.50), first published in 1975 and still a marvellous read, and Alison Weir's Henry VIII: King and Court ([pounds sterling]8.99) which describes the world in which the Tudor tyrant ruled as much as the character of the man himself. New history titles cover a wide range: Robert Conquest's The Harvest of Sorrow: Soviet Collectivisation and the Terror-Famine ([pounds sterling]12.50), as chilling a study as when first published in 1975; Lauro Martines' Power and Imagination: City-States In Renaissance Italy ([pounds sterling]l2. …

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