Simon Heffer talks about his latest book on the social history of Britain and the troubling political upheavals and social changes between 1919 to 1939. The interwar years were unquestionably times of turmoil and national doubt, marked by the General Strike of 1926 and the Abdication Crisis of 1936. There were deep tensions that split the nation, between the haves and have-nots, between warring ideological factions and between those who promoted fascism in Europe and those who bitterly opposed it.
Simon is a well-known author, historian and biographer. He has published numerous books ranging from historical analyses of the 19th and 20th centuries to political biographies. He has held various senior editorial positions on national newspapers and still writes for The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph.
Allan Mallinson is a well-known historian and novelist. His many books include the popular Hervey series. He reviews for The Spectator and Country Life and is the military obituarist for The Times.