|'We bought this slim volume in July 2008, after we arrived in Oxford. We enjoyed reading from it as we toured the university and the city. The book describes important writers who attended Oxford's various colleges, important literary places in the city, and includes anecdotes about some of the writers, aphorisms, occasional bits of their writing and lots of photographs. Returning to London on the train, we reviewed and shared more from it; and we continue to refer to it occasionally. The page layout helps readers to digest and segment the substantial amounts of information and photos found on each page.' www.librarything.com/work|
| The book was officially launched at the Lamb and Flag in St Giles in June 2009. A full page review by Helen Peacocke was published in the Oxford Times
'What so many people don't appreciate is that there is as much history linked with some of our pubs as with the colleges and ancient monuments."
| A full page review by Helen Peacocke was published in the Oxford Times in November 2008
'While this book is fun it is also a concise history of ten fascinating men whom Rob considers were all rogues in their various ways......you will witness for yourself the erudite way he uses the lives of these men to open Oxford up to us all. .... rogues who have helped to shape our history in a very colourful way.'
| 'John Dougill has produced a profile arguing that Oxford had a profound influence on the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, since it was here that he met the Anglican cleric Peter Thompson, who sparked his interest in Christian socialism.
The book now has a new introducion, 33 mini- biographies, plus a map and tour guide taking in the places where Oxford's famous faces lived and worked.' Oxford Times April 2007
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