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Title:My Cambridge
Price:GBP£8.00 (about USD$10.00)
Book ID:B009-3966
Publisher:Robson Books Ltd, London, 1986
Edition:First Paperback Edition
Condition:Near Fine Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Robson Books Ltd, 1986, Softcover, Book Condition: Near Fine Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Paperback Edition

Representative of different age groups, attitudes and professions, the twelve eminent contributors to "My Cambridge" - M. C. Bradbrook, Eleanor Bron, Lord Caradon (Hugh Foot), Donald Davie, Simon Gray, Thorn Gunn, Raymond Leppard, Sir Nevill Mott, Piers Paul Read, Arianna Stassinopoulos, Lord Vaizey and Raymond Williams - write autobiographically about their undergraduate years, throwing fascinating sidelights on the changing face of Cambridge. Certain features of Cambridge life do remain constant. Certain lecturers clearly had an impact on generations of students. Nevertheless, each person's Cambridge is different, as this kaleidoscope of memories shows. 'Any more for Jesus?' is the somewhat evangelical-sounding porter's cry that reverberates in John Vaizey's memory; Arianna Stassinopoulos remembers Prince Charles and George Steiner 'backstage' at the Union, Thorn Gunn how a now well-known cartoonist was sent down for 'blasphemy', and Eleanor Bron her fellow actors - Peter Cook, Joe Melia, John Bird and others - in the Footlights. Spanning half a century, this book offers a stimulating picture of Cambridge - whether as a prestigious relic from a past in which higher education was the perquisite of the privileged few, or as a vital nerve centre of the cultural tradition in which the values of our civilization are preserved, developed and tested. Revised Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 224 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. White titles spine. illustrated by b/w. drawings & photo's.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Cambridge University; East Anglia; Undergraduate Memoirs; England; Education. ISBN: 0860513823. ISBN/EAN: 9780860513827. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3966.
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