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Roy Moxham

Roy Moxham is the author of Tea – Addiction Exploitation and Empire (2003), The Great Hedge of India (2001) and The Freelander (1990). Born and brought up in Evesham, Worcestershire, he went out to Africa in 1961 as a tea planter in Nyasaland, later Malawi. He spent 13 years in Eastern Africa before returning to London to set up a gallery of African art. Subsequently, Roy Moxham qualified as a book and paper conservator. After working at Canterbury Cathedral Archives he became Senior Conservator of the University of London Library. Following retirement in 2005 he devotes his energies to writing and giving talks. He spends half his time in London and the other half travelling, principally in India. Reviews: The Great Hedge of India ‘Both scholarly and funny – a rare combination. It surprised me and I hugely enjoyed it.’ Eric Newby ‘Moxham has written a parable at once light-handed and melancholy about the cruelty and folly of Empire.’ Sunil Khilnani, Financial Times Tea – Addiction, Exploitation and Empire ‘A very well-written book and enlightening on all aspects of the desirable shrub.’ Financial Times ‘A masterful historical study.’ Good Book Guide
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