Tim Bouverie is a historian and journalist whose first book, Appeasing Hitler: Chamberlain, Churchill and the Road to War, was Sunday Times Bestseller. The book is the first significant narrative history of appeasement and a compelling reappraisal of one of the most controversial episodes in history.
Having studied history at Oxford, Tim worked in historical and political documentaries before joining Channel 4 News, where he worked as a political journalist alongside Michael Crick. Over Tim's four and a half years he covered almost every significant political event, including two General Elections, the Scottish and EU referendums.
Tim regularly reviews history and politics books, and has written for the Spectator, Observer and Daily Telegraph.
Tim’s second book, Perfect Pitch: 100 pieces of classical music to bring joy, tears, solace, empathy, inspiration (& everything in between) was published in October 2021. He is currently writing his next book with is on Allied diplomacy during WWII.
A confident public speaker. Tim has frequently spoken at the Chalke Valley History Festival where he has also interviewed George Osborne, Peter Mandelson and Alan Johnson.
"One of the most promising young historians to enter our field for years’ - Max Hastings
‘Appeasing Hitler is the stunning debut of a major new narrative historian.' - Professor Margaret Macmillan
‘The best account of the subject that I have ever read… Not only dramatic but sparkling and witty’ - Professor Sir Michael Howard