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Ex Libris, the game

Craig Brown, John Lloyd, Helen Zaltzman and Alex Bellos, will take to the stage to play Ex Libris, the game of first lines & last words.

On Friday 27th March,at The FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2015,four of the nation's wittiest wordsmiths;Craig Brown, John Lloyd, Helen Zaltzman and Alex Bellos, will take to the stage to play Ex Libris, the game of first lines & last words.Come and watch them bluff and counter bluff as they write fake but plausible opening or closing sentences to genuine books, attempting to fool fellow players into believing that their scripts are the authentic first lines or last words of these works.

Devised by Leslie Scott the inventor of Jenga, Ex Libris is published by Oxford Games Ltd and endorsed by Oxford’s Bodleian Library.

Craig Brown is a critic and writer whose work includes the parodic Private Eye diary, and 18 books, including his most recent best-seller, One on One. He writes a column for the Daily Mail and a book review for the Mail on Sunday. He is a winner of the Sony Gold Award for comedy.

John Lloyd is a television producer and writer whose work includes Not the Nine O’Clock News and Blackadder. He presents BBC Radio 4’s The Museum of Curiosity, a spin-off of his phenomenally successful series, Qi.

Helen Zaltzman is an award-winning podcaster. She makes the comedy show Answer Me This! and etymology podcast The Allusionist and appears regularly on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Scotland.

Alex Bellos is bestselling author of Alex’s adventures in Numberland and Alex Through The Looking-Glass: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life. He is a curator-in-residence at the Science Museum, and is currently the Guardian’s maths-blogger.

For more information and tickets:
www.oxfordliteraryfestival.org

For more information about Ex Libris and Oxford Games Ltd,

www.oxfordgames.co.uk

Contact Information:
Frederica Scott Vollrath
Oxford Games Ltd
freddie@oxfordgames.co.uk
+44 (0)1865 351007

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