James Holland – writer, broadcaster and Second World War historian.

James Holland is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning historian, writer, and broadcaster.  The author of a number of best-selling histories includingFortress Malta: An Island Under Siege, Battle of Britain, Dam Busters, and most recently, The War in the West, hehas also written nine works of historical fiction, including the Jack Tanner novels. He has presented – and written – a large number of television programmes and series, including the BBC’s The Battle for Malta, and has scripted and is producing a film of his novel, A Pair of Silver Wings, largely set in Malta during the war.

He also Chair of the Chalke Valley History Festival, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Research Fellow at Swansea University.
He can be found on Twitter as @James1940.

He is also an avid cricketer, and plays for both Chalke Valley CC and the Authors CC.