July 28, 2017

A Cornishman at Oxford by A L Rowse

cornishman at oxfordWhilst being a Cornish person living in Oxford, I was sent A Cornishman at Oxford by my brother in Australia.

It’s now out of print, but it’s A L Rowse’s 2nd autobiography – covering his time from starting as an undergrad at Oxford right through to the end of his 1st year at a graduate at All Souls. It’s a tale of growing up, and there’s lots about understanding the world – how it all functions.

Plus, the between-war years at Oxford were fascinating, lots of really interesting people, and events get covered too.

It’s a pretty good book – but fairly slow going, don’t think you’re going to curl up in an armchair with this one.

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