Barry Turner is the seventh editor in the 149-year history of The Statesman's Yearbook. He has a doctorate in Political History and has been a full time writer for over 30 years. He has worked as a journalist and broadcaster in the fields of politics, biography, travel and education. His latest book Outpost of Occupation is about the wartime occupation of the Channel Islands. A long time contributor to The Times book pages, Barry is a visiting professor at Birmingham City University.