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Oliver Hurley is a writer and editor. He has contributed to a wide variety of publications, including The Big Issue, GamesMaster, The Guardian, Loaded and Metro. He lives near Bristol and currently works for an interiors magazine.

In 2008, he launched the blog Pint of 45 with photographer Phil Jones, which combines fly-on-the-wall photos with wry, first-person accounts of visits to numerous Cardiff pubs and bars. The blog was the inspiration for his Graffeg book A Drinker’s Guide to Cardiff (2014).

The book is a celebration of the huge variety of hostelries the city has to offer: old-fashioned ale houses, cavernous chain pubs, cheap ‘n’ cheerful student haunts, glorious beer gardens and idiosyncratic free houses. “It’s a great read – like no pub guide you’ll have read before,” said RoathCardiff.net. “But most of all it is properly laugh-out-loud funny.”

Oliver is also the author of Wrestling’s 101 Strangest Matches (Pitch Publishing, 2010). Find out more about his work on his website at oliverhurley.co.uk.

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