Born and bred in Reading, England, and with Irish roots, Jasmine Jones is currently reading for a DPhil in English as Clarendon and Bruce Mitchell Scholar of Old and Middle English at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford. She has a particular passion for Old English poetry, late-medieval devotional manuscripts, and fourteenth-century hermits. Retracing the steps of Tolkien through the City of Dreaming Spires, Jasmine dreams of her own academic publications one day gracing the bookshelves of Blackwell’s.