I’ve mentioned it before in the blog, but I’m leaving for Oxford in just over a month. I’ve been thinking of books related to Oxford, novels set in Oxford, memoirs, that sort of thing, to read before I go. I recently read Mark Pattison’s Memoirs, and others that come immediately to mind are A Room of One’s Own and Gibbon’s autobiography, Jude the Obscure, Waugh’s Decline and Fall and Brideshead Revisited, but I’m not sure that any of these are exactly the thing I’m looking for. One that does sound promising, and which surprisingly I haven’t read, is Gaudy Night.

Other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.