Oxfordshire's Hidden Literary Gems

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Oxfordshire's Hidden Literary Gems

We are lucky that Oxford is a renowned hive of culture. The downside to this, though is that the vortex of city absorption often neglects the literary life of the rest of the county - and in today’s uncertain political climate, as prices rise but wages don’t, as the arts are undervalued, we need more than ever to realise that the ‘Oxford’ writer often lives outside its city walls. Is it even possible to be a writer full time and afford Oxford’s living costs? What are we missing out on by only looking to Oxford for inspiration and conversation?

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