PETER UNWIN (Middlesbrough, 1932) is a writer and retired diplomat. He was Ambassador to Hungary from1983to1986andAmbassador to Denmark from 1986 to 1988. He served as Deputy Secretary General of the Commonwealth from 1989 to 1993. Having retired from the Diplomatic Service, he has been writing books on history, and is an occasional contributor to The Times. Among his books are Voice in the Wilderness: Imre Nagy and the Hungarian Revolution (1991), Where East Met West: a Central European Journey (2000), 1956: Power Defied (2006), Newcomers’ Lives: the Story of Immigrants as Told in Obituaries from The Times (2013).