Issue 200 special: “History books will need to be objects of desire”

To mark our 200th issue, our reviews editor Matt Elton asked four leading authors how they think history publishing has changed in the 16 years since BBC History Magazine was launched, and whether there's a future for books on the past...

David Reynolds, Professor of international history at Christ’s College, Cambridge. (Photo by Alamy)

This article was first published in the June 2016 issue of BBC History Magazine 

The panel

Andrew Roberts: A student of modern history at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, Roberts worked as an investment banker before embarking on a career as a historian, lecturer and journalist. His books include The Storm of War (2009) and Napoleon the Great (2014, both Allen Lane). He has also presented a number of high-profile television series on a range of historical subjects.

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