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About the Editor

Andrew Rice-Oxley

Picture of The Editor in front of a picture of Dante's Dream (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool)

The background is
Dante's Dream by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, on exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Andrew Rice-Oxley read English at Cambridge and has had 25 years’ teaching experience. As well as two postgraduate teaching qualifications for English  (from Oxford & Birmingham), he has an M.Ed degree in Theology and Religious Studies (Liverpool) and has been an ‘A’ level examiner for Drama and General Studies.

His interest in the poetry of Christina Rossetti has emerged from his longstanding enthusiasm for religious and romantic poetry and has been further stimulated by his grandmother’s study of the poet.* He began working on his selection of Rossetti's poems eight years ago, realising the need for a fully representative selection, in a chronological arrangement (as far as possible), and background information on the poems, including dates, and with commentaries on the major poems.

Andrew  taught English for many years at Merchant Taylors’ School (Liverpool) where he was also Head of Drama and Theatre Studies. More recently, he has done research in Religious Education and studied Music at Liverpool Hope. He is married and lives in Crosby where he is an active member of the local Church, a member of the Lucilla Dramatic Society and a school governor.

Andrew's publications (for schools) include Multi-Purpose Drama/English Workbook for Key Stages 3-4, Ten Original Short Scripts for Drama/Theatre Studies ‘A’ Level and Two Short Comedies.

Margaret Hunt, Assistant Editor. Click on image to see a larger version.


Assistant editor Margaret Hunt read Classics and English at Oxford and became interested in Christina Rossetti when she was teaching courses on religion and literature for Bristol University Department for Continuing Education. She has published translations of medieval Latin plays (in the Fleury Playbook ed. Wyndham Thomas, Antico editions) and is editor of Radius Performing, the quarterly magazine of The Religious Drama Society of Great Britain. She lives in Nottingham.

*Christina Rossetti; her life and religion by Margaret Sawtell (Almost Paradise is dedicated to her, and you can also read what it says about Margaret Sawtell in The Foreword)


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Almost Paradise: ISBN 0-9546139-0-2  292 pp    All material © Andrew Rice-Oxley 2004.