That Sweet City, Visions of Oxford
Linguist, professor, Old English scholar and poet Elinger (a.k.a. Sir Christopher John Elinger Ball) describes each of the selected sights on seven hand-crafted walks from city center into the countryside with pictures, poems, maps and commentary.
Notes from a Small Island
A farewell walking tour of England by an American expatriate who has decided to return home after two decades. Like all of Bryson's books, it's full of rich conversations, humorous anecdotes and amusing interactions.
Angry Island, Hunting the English
The splendidly irreverent London critic A.A. Gill includes scathing chapters on voice, humor, drink, animals, garden, sport and class in this comic manual to the English.
The Inklings of Oxford
A photographic tour of Oxford inspired by the times and lives of the Inklings, a literary group featuring J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis among other luminaries. This book serves as a guided tour of Oxford, bringing readers to the various haunts of these famous writers. Includes a helpful map section.
The Hobbit: Or, There and Back Again
Tolkien’s classic tale of Bilbo Baggins’ grand journey with a rowdy group of dwarves to reclaim treasure from the dragon Smaug at the Lonely Mountain.
Oxford, Witney & Woodstock Map
Great for outdoor activities (especially walking and hiking), this British-produced map in the Explorer series has unsurpassed detail of roads and trails, parks and landmarks. Scaled at 1:25,000 (2.5 inches equals one mile).
A Traveller's History of Oxford
A compact history of Oxford from settlement to the present, including its importance in medieval England, founding of the different colleges and brief period as Royalist capital. Tames also discusses the architecture of the colleges and includes biographies of illustrious alumni.
Looking for Class, Days and Nights at Oxford and Cambridge
A witty, charming and astutely observed account of an American graduate student's year spent in the halls of England's most prestigious academic institutions.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
The book that started it all. The Sorcerer’s Stone follows Harry through his first year at Hogwarts and introduced a magical world to millions of readers around the world.
A Traveller's History of England
Historian and archeologist Daniell delivers a comprehensive history of the region since the time of the hunter-gatherers in this compact volume, taking you through the Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Normans, and Medieval monarchs to the Reformation, Renaissance, the world wars, and the modern state of things.
The Golden Compass
The first in Pullman's classic His Dark Materials trilogy, this sophisticated fantasy follows a young girl's adventures based in an other-wordly Oxford.
Oxford, A Cultural Guide
In this entertaining and brief guide to Oxford, Martin Garrett focuses on what makes Oxford -- Oxford. He takes readers from Oxford's days as an Anglo-Saxon outpost through the 20th century.
The Professor and the Madman
The bizarre true story behind the birth of the Oxford English Dictionary and two men -- one a scholarly editor, the other a mentally ill, convicted murderer -- who contributed to its creation.
The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland
An insightful look at the friendship between Oxford mathematician-turned-writer Lewis Carroll and 11-year-old Alice Liddell, the inspiration for the Alice in Wonderland books.
In Search of England
The much-beloved, enduring account of Morton's ramblings through the English countryside in the early days of the motorcar. Morton charmingly mixes a deep appreciation of the art, culture and history of the place with his own keen observations.
The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings
A fascinating, readable group biography of the Inklings, the prestigious Oxford writing club that included J. R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Owen Barfield and Charles William.
Complete Chronicles of Narnia
A volume containing all seven books in Lewis's series, well-loved by readers of all ages.
Eyewitness Guide London
This superb guide to London features color photography, dozens of excellent neighborhood maps and a district-by-district synopsis of the city's attractions. Handsome, convenient and up-to-date, this is the guide to carry.
Roald Dahl, Collected Stories
Beautifully presented, this Everyman's Library edition collects Dahl's 51 stories for adults, including his tales of adventure as as fighter pilot in East Africa in WWII.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass
The Penguin Books Classic edition of Carroll’s most beloved works, Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass