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Sylvia Warren graduated from Oxford in biology, after diversions in precious metals, parasites, and archaeology. She now works for Blackwell’s as their University of Oxford Liaison.

Sylvia Warren

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Sylvia Warren graduated from Oxford in biology, after diversions in precious metals, parasites, and archaeology. She now works for Blackwell’s as their University of Oxford Liaison.

If you wrote a book, to whom would you dedicate it?

Book dedications are a funny one. Anything nice would be gushy and a bit West Coast, but nothing will ever surpass E.E. Cumming's trophy-shaped passive-aggressive list of the publishers who rejected him, so being cruel is out too. Probably something ambiguous like "To A" so my friends with that initial could fight over which "A" I meant.

Can socks ever be sexy?

I am a stranger to The Joy of Socks.

Are you EVER impressed by the folded toilet paper in hotel bathrooms?

Who came up with folded loo roll as a hotel concept? It just reinforces the knowledge someone has been touching the paper before you use it. That said, Rabelais (a major French Renaissance writer) wrote that it was also best to wipe with a goose neck, so an origami goose would probably be satisfactory.

 

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