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Had I Not Seen the Sun

A few weekends ago we went to Oxford to see two small exhibitions, Armenia: Masterpieces from an Enduring Culture at the Bodleian and Scenes of Last Tokyo at the Ashmolean. I was a bit indifferent to the first of these … Continue reading

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“The likeliest progenitor of unlikely events and persons”

Book Review: The Moving Toyshop, by Edmund Crispin A knowledge of Oxford is useful but not essential for this light and fantastical read. So is a suspense of belief: The disclaimer proclaims “It is true that the ancient and noble … Continue reading

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We headed to Oxford yesterday to visit the Ashmolean’s Love Bites and Great British Drawings exhibitions. The first, a collection of Gillray caricatures from the New College archives, covered some familiar ground with various ridicule of William Pitt, Charles Fox, … Continue reading

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Inspector Morose

Book Review: The First Inspector Morse Omnibus – The Dead of Jericho, Service of All the Dead, and The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn, by Colin Dexter This volume contains the first three Morse novels that were adapted for television, … Continue reading

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Protected: Gaudy Night

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The Master

A somewhat belated write-up of a concert I went to in Merton College Chapel last Tuesday, given by members of the Oxford Philomusica. One can never be certain of the traffic in Oxford, and as it turned out, I arrived … Continue reading

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