The Oxford Plaque Guide
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The Oxford Plaque Guide

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Including handy maps and photographs, this illustrated guide tells the story behind the many and varied plaques to be found adorning buildings, monuments and statues around the university city of Oxford. This is a unique publication, featuring the lives of the amazing Oxford men and women whose contributions to the arts and the sciences, as well as to the greater good of mankind, are commemorated around the city. Impeccably researched, this comprehensive book by an Oxford Blue Badge Guide provides a fresh and enlightening insight into the lives of such luminaries as J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Isaiah Berlin and Jane Morris, to name but a few. With fascinating biographical anecdotes on the eminent personalities to whom the plaques are dedicated, it will delight visitors and residents alike.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 122 x 224 x 12mm | 199.58g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752456873
  • 9780752456874
  • 2,105,566

About Elizabeth Jean Warr

Elizabeth Jean Warr has been an Oxford Blue Badge Guide for the last14 years, with a particular interest in the hidden history of Oxford. She is responsible for the popular "Magic, Murder and Mayhem" themed tour listed in the Tourist Information walks leaflet, and also gives illustrated talks on the city and university. Jean's early career was spent working for author and journalist (and later MP) Winston Churchill, grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, followed by a stint on the Woman's and Travel pages of the "Daily Telegraph.""show more

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