Martin Johnes teaches history at Swansea University in Wales. He works on the history of twentieth-century Wales and sport in modern Britain and has published various books and articles that look at popular sports, obscure sports, national identity, disasters and local government.
His latest book is Wales since 1939. Published by Manchester University Press, it's the first major survey of Wales in this period and has a particular emphasis on ordinary people and what makes Wales Wales.
In 2016 his book "Christmas and the British: A Modern History" will be published by Bloomsbury Academic. It looks at the history of the festival in the UK since 1914.
His website is http://swansea.academia.edu/MartinJohnes/About
There is a website to support "Wales since 1939" at http://www.martinjohnes.wordpress.com