Thanks for your interest in my work. It is always great to hear from readers! Please accept my apology if I don’t reply quickly – I get a lot of correspondence and writing or researching do not leave me much time to respond. For that reason, it is best to contact me through the channels below.

Please note I am not currently accepting any new DPhil students for supervision, and I cannot read unsolicited manuscripts or accept requests to review for academic journals.

Enquiries and feedback about books, events, media appearances

All enquiries and correspondence should go to my agent, Rachel Calder at the Sayle Agency. Please contact her with any enquiries about my work, availability for radio or television work and related fees. I do not respond to speculative media requests for ‘a chat’ or ‘some quick information’ etc – I expect to be paid for my time.

Telephone: 0044 (0)1223 303035


Enquiries about becoming a writer

Sometimes people contact me asking how they can write books/craft a research proposal/become a writer or historian. I recommend 3 websites by AL Kennedy, William Zinsser  and Hillary Rettig. I hope you enjoy them and find them as useful as I do.