Bibliography of British and Irish History: coverage of contemporary history

We adopt a selective approach to material that deals with the last ten years, including only those items that we think are primarily aimed at understanding the past or are based on sources from the period.  Biographies and memoirs of living people are included only if they appear at the end of the subject's career, or are looking back at a particular period, such as childhood or wartime experiences.  Otherwise, however, we are generous in the memoirs that we include, even though this seems to be a burgeoning area of publishing at the moment, as we do not wish to prejudge what historians may find useful.

We welcome your comments on this approach, although we must ask you to bear in mind that we do not have the resources to make radical extensions to our existing coverage.