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The Oxford Plaque Guide

By Elizabeth Jean Warr

9780752456874

ISBN: 9780752456874

Published: 24-08-2011


The Oxford Plaque Guide

By Elizabeth Jean Warr

ISBN: 9780752456874

Published: 24-08-2011

About This Book

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.

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