Peter Snowdon is a contemporary historian and journalist. 'Back from the Brink', which charts the Conservative Party's extraordinary fall and rise over the last decade, is published by HarperCollins. The paperback edition is updated with the inside story of the 2010 general election and the coalition deal with the Liberal Democrats. Peter has written on politics for the Sunday Times and Yorkshire Post, among other papers and magazines, and is one of the producers on BBC Radio 4's flagship Today programme. His previous work includes several collaborations with Anthony Seldon: having led the research on Seldon's acclaimed biography of Tony Blair, 'Blair', in 2004, Peter co-authored the second volume 'Blair Unbound' in 2007 (both published by Simon & Schuster). 'Blair Unbound' was shortlisted for the 2007 Channel 4 Political Book of the Year Award. He is married and lives in London.