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Oxford Boy: A Post-War Townie Childhood Paperback – 1 Feb 2018

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Signal Books Ltd (15 Feb. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1909930644
  • ISBN-13: 978-1909930643
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 2.5 x 13.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 394,445 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Journalist and television producer Will Wyatt's account of growing up in Oxford in the 1940s and 1950s is a delightful, absorbing read. . . . He writes with fondness and humour, recalling the simple pleasures of England in the period.' --The Lady, 'Book of the Week'

'A very enjoyable read. Joyful and often very funny, the story moves along at a constantly entertaining pace. It's a great celebration of growing up.' --Michael Palin

'This is a remarkable memoir. Oxford Boy offers us a complete picture of a family's way of life. Aunts and uncles crowd its pages: tales of bricklaying, betting, school friendships and corner shops ... all recalled fondly and evocatively. This is not academic Oxford, but the Oxford of Cowley workers and ex-servicemen. And, at its heart, a petty crime that launched Will Wyatt towards his remarkable BBC career.' --Joan Bakewell

About the Author

Will Wyatt worked for the BBC as a producer, head of documentaries and managing director of television. He has been on the boards of a bookmaker, a manufacturing company and a media consultancy, and was chairman of the University of the Arts London and the Teaching Awards. He has written two previous books: The Man Who Was B. Traven (Cape, 1980) and The Fun Factory: A Life in the BBC (Aurum Press, 2003).

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