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Elizabeth Longrigg

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A comic novel with a heart.Cassandra, a penniless young woman potter, is recently joined in her very basic flat in deepest Devon by her equally financially challenged mother, who has just been deserted by her bankrupt husband. Cassandra is wondering how much longer they can survive there when a totally unexpected communication arrives from an aged relative. This soon results in their inheriting an almost-stately-home in the countryside near Oxford. They move to the crumbling property and try to earn some means of support by selling Cassandra's pottery versions of bourdaloues, eighteenth century pee pots for women, in Oxford's open air market. This attracts the attention of the police, the press and the dons of a nearby Oxford college, one of whom falls in love with Cassandra; but thereby hang several tales.The Oxford Pot combines hilarious contemporary social satire with compelling storytelling involving a cast of beguiling and unforgettable characters. Elizabeth Longrigg has lived for many years in Oxford where she raised her five children. She has taught English Literature in several Oxford colleges and her former students include Philip Pullman, Tina Brown and Val McDermid.

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Author(s):
Elizabeth Longrigg
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Format:
Paperback

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A comic novel with a heart.Cassandra, a penniless young woman potter, is recently joined in her very basic flat in deepest Devon by her equally financially challenged mother, who has just been deserted by her bankrupt husband. Cassandra is wondering how much longer they can survive there when a totally unexpected communication arrives from an aged relative. This soon results in their inheriting an almost-stately-home in the countryside near Oxford. They move to the crumbling property and try to earn some means of support by selling Cassandra's pottery versions of bourdaloues, eighteenth century pee pots for women, in Oxford's open air market. This attracts the attention of the police, the press and the dons of a nearby Oxford college, one of whom falls in love with Cassandra; but thereby hang several tales.The Oxford Pot combines hilarious contemporary social satire with compelling storytelling involving a cast of beguiling and unforgettable characters. Elizabeth Longrigg has lived for many years in Oxford where she raised her five children. She has taught English Literature in several Oxford colleges and her former students include Philip Pullman, Tina Brown and Val McDermid.

Author(s):
Elizabeth Longrigg
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback

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