Tim Coates

Tim Coates

Tim Coates, who will later introduce his book Delane’s War, is a former head of Waterstone’s bookshops, a publisher and a campaigner for the improvement of public libraries.
 He is the author of Patsy: The Story of Mary Cornwallis-West (Bloomsbury) and the editor and publisher of the acclaimed Uncovered Editions series.
Delane’s War is the story of how John Delane, editor of The Times, brought about the resignation of the entire cabinet of the British Government over its conduct of the Crimean War. In the aftermath Britain came close to revolution.
With the resignations of ministers, the lying of politicians, the aloofness of generals and the suffering of the troops, this book paints a sadly recognisable picture. From it, however, John Delane stands out as one of the heroes of Victorian England