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I am a writer and academic in the UK.  You can find out more about me here, and read about my latest book, Peace At Last: A Portrait of Armistice Day, 11 November 1918, which was published by Yale University Press in October 2018.  Yale University Press also published my biography of Wilfred Owen in 2014.  An Associate Professor in English Literature and Head of the English Department at Liverpool Hope University, I live on the Wirral, grew up in the Midlands and studied at St Andrews and Oxford.

 

‘[a] brilliant portrayal of Britain on the day that peace broke out, when people could believe there was an end to the war to end all wars. He weaves a wonderful tapestry of the mood and events across the country, drawing on a wide range of local and regional newspapers. It is accessible history at its best. […] outstanding’

(The Evening Standard, 8 November 2018)

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