Paul Addison is a historian and writer, and Honorary Fellow of History at the University of Edinburgh. He began teaching at Edinburgh after studying at Oxford, and was for many years Lecturer and then Reader in History, before becoming an Endowment Fellow. From 1996 to 2005 he was Director of the Centre for Second World War Studies.
Paul is the author of many acclaimed and landmark books, including The Road to 1945 (1975); Now the War is Over (1985); and Churchill: An Unexpected Hero (2005). His most recent work is No Turning Back: The Peacetime Revolutions of Post-War Britain (2010). He lives in Edinburgh.