Each month we feature a new book written by one of our alumni. For May 2017, our author is Michael Jago (University College, 1965).
Michael Jago read Literae Humaniores (Classics, Ancient History and Philosophy) at University College. In 1980 he established a base for his educational travel business in California, where he met and married his wife Carol. After selling his business in 2003 he returned to Univ in 2004 to read for a further degree, and at the end of the decade began a new career as a biographer.
His first three biographies were published by Biteback in quick succession: The Man Who Was George Smiley (2013); Clement Attlee: The Inevitable Prime Minister (2014); and Rab Butler: The Best Prime Minister We Never Had? (2015).
His fourth book, Robin Butler: At the Heart of Power from Heath to Blair, is a biography of Lord Robin Butler, who was Cabinet Secretary, author of the Butler Report on Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Master of University College from 1998 to 2008.
He and Carol now divide their time between Chicago and Southwest France.
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If you have written a book which has been published in the last 12 months or it is about to be released, and it is available to purchase from Blackwell's bookshop, please email us with the following information.
Your full name
Alumni number (or college/year of matriculation)
Title of book
Date of publication
Link to book on Blackwell's website
We regularly update our ‘featured author’ and will let you know if you are selected for this slot in the coming months. For a wide selection of books by alumni authors, visit Blackwell's online bookshop.