For 20 years I was proud to write features for the magazines of The Oxford Times . Newsquest who own about half of the local press in England have stopped using freelancers. I was lucky that the then editor of ‘Oxfordshire Limited Edition’ let me end the castaway series well rather than just drop it.

It also means that is hard to get print reviews and features about books unless you are of the stature of Philip Pullman. So I am fortunate that the beautifully produced Ox Magazine has written this lovely feature about me and ‘Sculpting the Elephant.’ I love the title!