Dons And Dragons

Some of the best known children's books of the last 150 years were dreamt up in Oxford - Alice in Wonderland, Lord of the Rings, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and His Dark Materials.

Michael Rosen is joined by Phillip Pullman, Jonathan Miller and A N Wilson as he explores the nooks and crannies of medieval buildings, rifles through dusty papers and climbs into hidden hide-aways to try to explain a conundrum: why has the city of Oxford produced some of the world's most famous fantasy writers for children?

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Some of the best known children's books of the last 150 years were dreamt up in Oxford - Alice in Wonderland, Lord of the Rings, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and His Dark Materials.

Michael Rosen is joined by Phillip Pullman, Jonathan Miller and A N Wilson as he explores the nooks and crannies of medieval buildings, rifles through dusty papers and climbs into hidden hide-aways to try to explain a conundrum: why has the city of Oxford produced some of the world's most famous fantasy writers for children?