Hello - I'm currently building a new website but in the meantime please make do with this old one! Breaking news is my new book The Century Girls is a Sunday Times Best Seller. It is the story of Britain over the last hundred years told through the lives of six extraordinary women. I will be speaking at a number of festivals over the next few months including Bath and Hay-on-Wye etc. and Aye Write next week! Please join 100 year old Phyllis and me in Glasgow on Thursday 15 March.

My background is Oxford University where I read Modern History, I've a Masters with distinction in Imperialism and Culture and have a PhD to finish at Sheffield Hallam University. I've presented numerous history documentaries including BBC2's award-winning Coast and Radio 4's Crossing Continents.

I've written for many of the national newspapers, write and perform my own lectures and have spent far too many hours presenting and contributing on the mayhem that is live radio.

All best wishes,

Tessa Dunlop