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Oxford, England
Oxford University
Creative Commons AttributionOxford University - Credit: Wallace Wong

"Louise had brought me to Oxford to get away from Elgin." (page 98)

Oxford is a medieval city in southern England, best known for its historic university.

 

 

 

The River Isis
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeThe River Isis - Credit: Ozeye

 

 

 

"I paddled through the shallows of the river where the little fishes dare their belly at the sun." (page 11)

Oxford has some lovely places for wild bathing. The rivers Cherwell and Thames (known as The Isis for around 10 miles in Oxford) run through the city, meeting up south of the centre.