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Janina Ramirez

Janina Ramirez is a cultural historian who teaches at the University of Oxford. She went to school in Slough, England, is Polish and Irish, and married to a Spanish Scot. Janina fell in love with history on a visit to Hampton Court Palace in London when she was seven years old. Seeing a doorstep worn down by thousands of feet walking on it across centuries made her fascinating by people of the past.

Janina has written many books, some for adults and some for children. With a love of storytelling, she finds the best inspiration comes from looking back at the stories, people and ideas that inspired humans hundreds and thousands of years ago. Janina also presents documentaries on television and radio, which allows her to travel the world. But she is happiest at home with her family, four cats, three chickens and two hamsters.