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Headington Hill Hall- The forgotten years- 1939 -1958 By Dawn Griffis
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My reason, for writing this book, is that I believe a tribute is in order, to recognise all who were part of Headington Hill Hall during the years 1939 to 1958, either directly or indirectly. The... More > contributions these people made have had a profound affect on future generations. Vis-à-vis: My father would be recognised for his significant role in inventing the Oxford Lift. The staff, surgeons, nurses and therapists at St Hugh’s and other affiliated hospitals, be recognised for their dedication and skill was immeasurable. What they started, in the way of treatment, was essential for the eventual well-being of ‘The Boys’. It was ground-breaking in many ways. What was learned from the whole experience has set the standard for rehab in the following decades. This is Dawn’s fourth non-fiction book. The first two were set in England, and the third was primarily set in the United States.< Less
The Long Vacation By Rosemary Dinnage
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Journalist and author Rosemary Dinnage grew up in the lavish surroundings of Oxford's Rhodes House. The whole of arch-imperialist Cecil Rhodes - the English, he said, were "the finest race in... More > the world and the more of the world they inhabit the better" - was incorporated in the massive building with its library, lecture rooms and marble portico. In their top-floor nursery Rosemary and her brother were attended by a series of nannies and ate wholesome meals sent up the lift from the kitchen. It was lavish but often lonely, when parents were away during vacations on Rhodes business or holidays. During the second world war, like many other children, she crossed a dangerous Atlantic as an evacuee, returning in 1943 to neutral Portugal. She describes later life as a single parent, then a progress towards what she call "the fringe of the literary world", glad to write for leading journalists.< Less
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Frank Binder’s book Journey in England was first published, to critical acclaim, in 1932. His writing was also lauded in Eric Partridge’s Usage and Abusage. The book describes in... More > gloriously extravagant style, a tour of parts of England by train and on foot, starting with his journey from Bonn across north Germany to Harwich. He went on by train to see the great churches and other historic buildings at Ely, Peterborough, Lincoln, Liverpool, Chester, Stratford-on-Avon, Leamington and Warwick, then on foot through Kenilworth, Oxford and Thames towns and villages such as Reading, Maidenhead, Bray, Stoke Poges, Windsor and Runnymede, before hitching a lift into London. But now, at last, the genius of this remarkable man is belatedly being acknowledged and his well deserved place in the Pantheon of the great prose writers of English literature will be assured.< Less
The Hapsford Mystery: Book 1 of The Hapsford Chronicles By Tom Wearden
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On a summer day in 1907 Lord Hapsford, Happy Harry to his friends, wealthy engineer, entrepreneur and womaniser, finds confusion at his Somerset home. A corpse closely resembling him has descended... More > from Hapsford House to a riverside family picnic, in Harry’s latest aerial gondola lift. Another body is discovered on the Hapsford Estate, where the dreaded gunnera plant is feared by many locals. Marie-Jeanette, the vicar’s glamorous French wife, a collector of ‘helpful men’, was formerly with the Sûreté. She helps the police to investigate a complicated plot, linked to the disappearance of Harry’s barrister friend Sir Richard Bletheringham, K.C. Egbert, son of Lord and Lady Hapsford, an Oxford Classics student, offers Latin comments and delivers remarkable information, uncovered by his scholarly research, in a surprising outcome. Stories were voiced long before being written; The Hapsford Mystery is introduced and ended by ‘The Storyteller’.< Less

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