Tessa Dunlop is a presenter/historian best known for her work on BBC2’s Bafta-winning series Coast. She has written The Century Girls, which was a Times Bestseller, The Bletchley Girls for Hodder and Stougton which weaves together the lives of 15 women all selected to work in Britain’s most secret wartime organisation – Bletchley Park and is currently touring a number of book festivals. Tessa has two history degrees: a BA in Modern History from Oxford University and an MA with distinction from Sheffield Hallam University. She has been awarded funding for a PhD examining Romania’s international identity during World War 1.
A lively broadcaster with a special interests in Modern History, Romania and rural affairs Tessa is an acclaimed (and highly amusing!) public speaker. She has written for almost all of the national newspapers and in 2012 published her first book, To Romania With Love. She has presented history programmes for Discovery, History Channel, Living TV, Channel 5, BBC2, BBC Wales and radio features for Radio 4’s Crossing Continents and From Our Own Correspondent, the BBC’s World Service and Radio 5’s Late Night Live among others. As a contributor she has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Today and The World Tonight programmes, Classic FM, Sky News, BBC Breakfast TV etc. She juggles her time between London, Scotland and Romania.