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Daily Snippet #11: Page 134 / 100 Words

Bill Bryson. Notes from a Small Island. Doubleday, 1995 [my copy is Bard, 1998]

“Now I know that Oxford has moments of unutterable beauty. Christ Church Meadow, Radcliffe Square, the college quads, Catte Street and Turl Street, Queens Lane and much of the High Street, the botanic garden, Port Meadow, University Parks, Clarendon House, the whole of North Oxford – all very fine. It has the best collection of bookshops in the world, some of the most splendid pubs, and the most wonderful museums of any city of its size. It has a terrific indoor market. It has the Sheldonian Theatre. It has the Bodleian Library. It has a scattering of prospects that melt the…”

[Bryson then goes on to tell of the “so much that is so wrong”!]

Oxford Montage, 2012 – Wikipedia

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