James Holland was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, and studied history at Durham University. He is the bestselling author of numerous historical non-fiction titles and the Jack Tanner fiction series, and presented Battle of Britain: The Real Story on BBC2.
A member of the British Commission for Military History, his many interviews with veterans of the Second World War are available at the Imperial War Museum and are also archived at www.secondworldwarforum.com.
Duty Calls: Dunkirk is his first novel for younger readers and his second novel in the series Duty Calls: Battle of Britain is due for release next month.
James has a very comprehensive website, full of great resources for use with your students, including teachers’ notes, book trailers and more. You can visit the website here.