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Exam time in Oxford, carnations and Inspector Rebus

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Wednesday 6th June 2012

Just before nine each morning I spot hordes of anxious-looking students hurrying along the pavement below my office. It’s exam time in Oxford and the undergraduates are on their way to the exam hall up the road. The Starbucks round the corner is full of them, all drinking endless cups of black coffee and poring over closely-typed revision notes. Forget the old saying about policemen seeming absurdly young as you ...keep reading

Ian Rankin at The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Tuesday 27th March 2012

The sun’s shining, the blossom’s out and one of my favourite literary events of the year is underway. The Oxford Literary Festival always attracts a galaxy of writing superstars and this year is no exception. Last night I hurried down to Christ Church to hear bestselling crime writer Ian Rankin in action. He was there to talk about The Impossible Dead, the second in his gripping new series featuring Inspector ...keep reading