[ilds] Oxford

PETER BALDWIN delospeter at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 17 06:46:56 PDT 2011


Is this the Reilly collection in the Bodleian - as suggested by a quick search on the library website? peter > Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 16:56:28 -0700
> From: james.d.gifford at gmail.com
> To: ilds at lists.uvic.ca
> Subject: Re: [ilds] Oxford
> 
> He lists Oxford as his residence while finishing /Bitter Lemons/, and 
> he'd published in some of the undergraduate poetry journals there -- 
> correspondents from that ended up in Egypt during the war and interacted 
> with him, quite a number actually.  A few returned to residences in or 
> around Oxford, so he would have known friends there.  There's also 
> Vivien Ridler, who worked for OUP, whom LD knew through Anne Ridler, but 
> I don't know at what time they took up full-time residence there or if 
> they kept up dual residences.  Oxford landscapes appear in Anne Ridler's 
> poetry of the 40s.
> 
> The Bodleian has a nice collection of Durrell's letters, which Ian notes 
> in the bio (prior to their arriving at Oxford and that he does not 
> appear to have seen in full).  They cover the post-Cyprus time period, 
> so I'll check if they have a return address in Oxford listed for him.
> 
> Cheers,
> J
> 
> ps: I hope you had a productive time!
> 
> On 16/08/11 12:04 PM, Anna Lillios wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > Recently, I spent a few weeks in Oxford, England. Ian says that Eve
> > Durrell moved into a home at 84 Old Road in Headington, when she was
> > pregnant. Larry then appeared from Belgrade for the birth of Sappho. I
> > also heard from a fellow Durrellian that Larry lived a few blocks away
> > at the Croft, near Old High Street. Does anyone have any information
> > about Durrell's presence in Oxford?
> >
> > --Anna
> >
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