Look Back in Laughter : Oxford's Postwar Golden Age, Paperback

Look Back in Laughter : Oxford's Postwar Golden Age Paperback


IN 2009, WHILE SWIMMING DOWN the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast Bill Johnson lost his left leg and very nearly his life.

While recovering from this accident he began to write this insider's memoir of the Oxford he knew.

The result is a wildly entertaining mixture of acute (and often hilarious) personal observation mixed with history, some major revelations (the real story of the Thatcher degree debacle and of tear gas bombs thrown into the House of Commons), and the whole laced with innumerable anecdotes, both humorous and telling.

The result is an unparalleled picture of postwar Oxford.

This book is bound to be a classic of its kind.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Threshold Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9781903152355



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