Ann Swinfen


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Ann Swinfen spent her childhood partly in England and partly on the east coast of America. She read Classics and Mathematics at Oxford, where she married a fellow undergraduate, the historian David Swinfen. While bringing up their five children and studying for an MSc in Mathematics and a BA and PhD in English Literature, she had a variety of jobs, including university lecturer, translator, freelance journalist and software designer.
She served for nine years on the governing council of the Open University and for five years worked as a manager and editor in the technical author division of an international computer company, but gave up her full-time job to concentrate on her writing, while continuing part-time university teaching. In 1995
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Dr Ann Swinfen – 1937 – 2018

It is with deepest regret that I have to tell her many readers that my dear wife Ann passed away quite suddenly at home on the morning of Saturday the 4th of August. Now there will be no more wonderful stories of Christoval Alvarez, or Nicholas and Emma. I have decided, however, to keep this website open for the foreseeable future, so that new readers will continue to have access to her compell...

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“It is always good – is it not? – when all that hard work of writing pages is turned into a solid book which will last for generations. You can be proud of that.”
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“The slaughter of Oxford’s dogs and cats had been well intentioned, but the result had been an explosion in the town’s population of rats, with few surviving predators to keep them down,”
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“river, but we were both glad to sit and listen. After we landed, the walk”
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