My family roots in Oxford and Oxfordshire go back several generations. I arrived in the city as a child; my mother’s family came to farm in the late 19th century.
I spent much of my childhood living first in the city itself, later in a village to the west of the county. I attended school here before leaving to pursue a degree in History of Art and Italian from University College London. A career in non-fiction publishing followed.
Sixteen years ago, I returned to Oxford with my husband and daughters. Since qualifying as a Green Badge guide in 2010, I have toured the city, sharing my knowledge and experience of its extraordinary, unique, history.