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'Few cities,' Jan Morris observes, 'have been much more loved, loathed, and celebrated.' This book has become a classic account of the character, history, mores, buildings, climate, and people of one of Britain's most fascinating cities. 'A book of outstanding excellence, with a sweep of knowledge and a distinction of style such as I have never before encountered in a work of this sort ... Brilliant alike in observation and imagination ... brings the very stones of Oxford to life' Sunday Telegraph.
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Jan Morris is a highly distinguished writer of travel books, her career spanning over 30 years. She is an Honorary Fellow of the University College of Wales. Her many publications include: Venice (1960), The Pax Brittania Trilogy (1968), The Oxford Book of Oxford (1978), and The Matter of Wales (1984). She has also written a novel Last Letters from Hav, which was short-listed for the Booker Prize.

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OUP Oxford
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Published on
Apr 23, 1987
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Pages
304
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ISBN
9780191506130
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Language
English
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Genres
History / General
Social Science / Human Geography
Travel / General
Travel / Pictorials
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