Jericho Oxford

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This book celebrates one of Oxford’s most distinctive areas, close to the city centre – Jericho.

  • Content: 80 pages
  • Format: Paperback
  • Size: 245mm x 190mm
  • Foreword written by Sir Philip Pullman
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    This book celebrates one of Oxford’s most distinctive areas, close to the city centre – Jericho.

    Previously a slum of worker’s cottages, plenty of pubs and even some brothels, today it is vibrant and developing. Jericho was Oxford’s first planned suburb, given particular distinctiveness by its canalside location, and was thoroughly working class until the latter 20th century. Yet it was also the cradle of the Pre-Raphaelites, the source of the very first copies of Alice in Wonderland, the catalyst for Inspector Morse, a nursery of the Oxford music scene, and the literary inspiration for authors such as Thomas Hardy, RD Blackmore, John Betjeman and Sir Philip Pullman.

    This book is a visual celebration with new pictures, paintings, and illustrations, plus an accessible guide to the history of ‘Greater Jericho’ and a nod to its bright future as a centre for culture.

    Foreword written by Sir Philip Pullman
    Format: Paperback
    Pages: 80
    Size: 245mm x 190mm

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    Published by Chris Andrews Publications Ltd

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    Dimensions 25.7 × 26.7 cm
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