Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood

November 2007

Christiane, who lived in Jericho Street, died of cancer in May aged 62. She had lived half her life in Jericho, moving here with her husband Mike Inwood, a philosophy don, over 30 years ago. Her origins were in ­Corfu but like many other students she came to England after Greece fell under military dictatorship in 1967. She was an internationally distinguished expert on archeology, history, religion and the theatre of ancient Greece, and held posts at Liverpool, Oxford and Reading Universities – a popular teacher and a very hard worker. Christiane was just beginning a second career as a writer of detective stories under the name of ‘Christina Elfwood’. Her first book, Murder Most Classical (Vanguard Press), whose sleuth is an ancient Greek priestess, came out in English just a month after she died. Our sympathies to Mike.

This article appeared in Jericho Echo No 63, Nov 2007.