A Jerseyman at Oxford


TO–DAY it is increasingly the custom among men and women, if they count themselves to have done or seen something, to write their autobiographies, and honesty compels the critic to own that they are seldom successful. But this book is an outstanding exception. Here is a man who has “warmed both hands beside the fire of life”, and in his seventy–fifth year that fire has not yet shrunk. He writes with zest and gusto currente calamo out of the fullness of a mind produced not only by reading and disciplined study, but also by knowledge of many friends and many countries, together with many and varied experiences such as come to a man who prefers the struggle to the prize, and can throw himself wholly into what he happens to be doing.

A Jerseyman at Oxford

By Robert Ranulph Marett. Pp. xi + 346 + 4 plates. (London, New York and Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1941.) 15s. net.

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NORWOOD, C. A Jerseyman at Oxford. Nature 148, 266–267 (1941). https://doi.org/10.1038/148266a0

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