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Gareth Winrow is a writer, researcher and academic. He is a recognised authority on Turkish foreign policy. Gareth has also worked as a consultant and as a tutor in the Department for Continuing Education at Oxford University

Born in Bolton, Gareth was awarded a scholarship to study for a degree in Modern History at Keble College, Oxford University. He then received an MA in International Relations and Strategic Studies from Lancaster University before gaining a doctorate from Manchester University. He lived and worked in Turkey for twenty years and became a professor in the Department of International Relations at Istanbul Bilgi University.

More recently, Gareth has focused on local, family and social history. His book, Whispers Across Continents: In Search of the Robinsons (Amberley, 2019) was his first non-academic work. Gareth's latest book, The Butcher, The Tailor, The Picture-Frame Maker...Stories of Middle Way (The Book Guild, 2023), explores the lives of individuals and families who previously occupied or owned the property where he now lives. Gareth is also looking into the history of his own family who predominantly worked in the textile mills and coal mines of Lancashire.

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New book:
The Butcher, The Tailor, The Picture Frame Maker...Stories of Middle Way 

Published in February 2023 (The Book Guild). Intriguing tales of the lives of fascinating characters connected with the property where Gareth lives.

“… a perfect read for anyone interested in family and house histories and the history of Oxford.”
Claire Foster, The Oxford Magazine Read the full review

Available from The Book Guild

Find out more about The Butcher, The Tailor, The Picture-Frame Maker