My name is Dr Simon Elliott and I am an historian and archaeologist, with nine books currently on sale, largely on Roman themes. A number of these are with the fabulous Pen & Sword, including Septimius Severus in Scotland and the forthcoming Pertinax: The Son of a Slave Who Became Roman Emperor, both through Greenhill Books. I have also just delivered the manuscript of the first of three books for Pen & Sword direct, this on the fate of the famous legio IX Hispana. A historical detective story if you will.
With various safety concerns and restrictions in place around the world at the moment, our authors are looking at more and more creative ways of launching their books.
With the 75th anniversary of The Great Escape just days away, we’re reading up on the incredible true story behind the film! Read on to find out more about these new releases.
We have an exciting competition courtesy of Tantor Audio and Greenhill Books. We have 5 audio digital downloads of The Great Escape from Stalag Luft III: The Memoir of Jens Müller to giveaway!
Paul Beaver is a historian, broadcaster and commentator. He has written over 40 books and, as a pilot, has been flying the Spitfire since 2012. He will be one of the presenters at a gala screening of The Great Escape at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on 24th March 2019.
Simon Pearson has worked on The Times since 1986. He is the author of the bestselling The Great Escaper: The Life and Death of Roger Bushell (Hodder, 2013), described by the Sunday Times as “enthralling, an astounding story of honour and resilience”. Simon has written the Foreword for the newly published memoir of Bram ‘Bob’ Vanderstok, Escape from Stalag Luft III – The True Story of My Successful Great Escape.
Robert Vanderstock is the son of Bram ‘Bob’ Vanderstok MBE, one of three successful escapees from Stalag Luft III. Robert Vanderstock has written the foreword to his fathers incredible memoirs in the newly released, Escape from Stalag Luft III. Read our exclusive interview with Robert below.
The award-winning film was one of the top-grossing hits of 1963 and is still well loved today! But how accurate is it? Or could it ever live up to the true story?