For fans of Downton Abbey, Harry Potter, J.R.R. Tolkien, and everything traditionally British…
Eccentric dons. Black dinner gowns. Medieval libraries.
At age nineteen, J.A. Jernay touched down in England, an innocent travelling abroad. The destination—
Plunging into a thousand years of English literary and cultural history, J.A. Jernay leads the reader through daily life at the world’s third-oldest university. From drinking at famous pubs to punting on the Cherwell, from formal dining halls to formal debates, from ruined castles to magical wardrobes—
—The Oxford Diaries is a romantic snapshot of undergraduate life at an ancient institution.
From an author who worked on the foreign desk of The Washington Post…
… who was a finalist in a prestigious short story contest sponsored by the estate of F. Scott Fitzgerald…
… comes a travelogue that will transport you to a world of literature, history, fantasy, and tradition.
Approximately 23,000 words.