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Tessa Dunlop is a presenter/historian best known for her work on BBC2’s Bafta-winning series Coast.

She is the author of 'The Bletchley Girls' for Hodder and Stoughton (Jan ‘15) 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 One.

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A lively broadcaster with a special interest 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 ...

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'Tessa is one of the most amusing, interesting and spontaneous speakers I have ever heard.' 

- Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE, Explorer

'Tessa is a brilliant natural lecturer. I first heard her on the Ancient Greeks and found her material and style riveting.' 

- Sandy Gall