Group biography of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Williams, who met at Oxford during the war, read aloud books they were writing to each other and jokingly referred to themselves as The Inklings.
Humphrey Carpenter was born in Oxford in 1946 and has spent most of his life in that city. He read English Language and Literature at Keble College, Oxford, and met Professor J.R.R. Tolkien on a number of occasions. For some years he worked for the BBC as a radio producer and broadcaster and has won acclaim as a top biographer, including the recent and controversial biography of Robert Runcie.