Ward Lock Red Guide: Oxford (Paperback)
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Short Description for Ward Lock Red Guide Offers local information on everything from Angling Rules to population figures and Post Office opening times. This book offers a historical examination of the Oxford University Colleges as well as to the surrounding towns and countryside. It offers an insight into life in Britain 50 years ago and just how much it has changed.
- Published: 30 June 2008
- Format: Paperback 192 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781844036530 ISBN 10: 1844036537
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Full description for Ward Lock Red Guide
"Aesthetically, Oxford, in common with almost every spot in England which is not overbuilt, is most beautiful in May or early October". "Unquestionably the most delightful and most leisurely way of reaching Oxford from London is by Salters steamer. The trip occupies two days".Drawing on a delightfully nostalgic experience of traveling in Britain before the age of the motorway , the "Ward Lock 'Red' Guides" offer local information on everything from Angling Rules to population figures and Post Office opening times. All the Oxford University Colleges are treated to a extensive historical examination, as is the surrounding towns and countryside this book offers an unique insight into life in Britain 50 years ago and just how much it has changed. With broad sweeps of history and wonderfully quaint details on what appealed to the British holidaymaker at the time, the "'Red' Guides" are perfect gifts for anyone who loves the nostalgia of a gentler by-gone age. The first selection of eight titles includes: London, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Bath, The Lake District, The Yorkshire Dales and North Cornwall. Each title has a newly-written introduction from a locally-known author.