Oxford

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Oxford University Press, UK, Apr 23, 1987 - Travel - 282 pages
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King James I once said that if he were not a king he would like to be an Oxford man. `I was a modest, good-humoured boy,' wrote Max Beerbohm, `it is Oxford that has made me insufferable.' An entertaining blend of fact and anecdote, this is a classic account of the character, history, mores, buildings, climate, and people of a unique city, which has given its name to a marmalade, bags, a grey, shoes, a Group, a Movement, a dictionary, and an accent. Written in elegant, witty prose, this is a delightful portrait of the home of the MG and the university which educated twenty-three British prime ministers. - ;King James I once said that if he were not a king he would like to be an Oxford man. `I was a modest, good-humoured boy,' wrote Max Beerbohm, `it is Oxford that has made me insufferable.' An entertaining blend of fact and anecdote, this is a classic account of the character, history, mores, buildings, climate, and people of a unique city, which has given its name to a marmalade, bags, a grey, shoes, a Group, a Movement, a dictionary, and an accent. Written in elegant, witty prose, this is a delightful portrait of the home of the MG and the university which educated twenty-three British prime ministers. -
 

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User Review  - xenchu - LibraryThing

The copy of the book I read said it was authored by James Morris not Jan. Oh well, mysteries of life and all that. The book presents Oxford warts and all but obviously the author loves the place. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - LaurieRKing - LibraryThing

When is a guidebook like a historical novel, rich in texture and human nature? When it's by Jan Morris--this time of Oxford, and as much memoir as guide. Read full review

Contents

ONE
1
TWO
13
THREE
127
FOUR
143
FIVE
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Index
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About the Author:
Jan Morris is the author of many books, including The Matter of Wales, Journeys, Destinations, Among the Cities, and the highly acclaimed Manhattan '45.

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