Kilvert’s Diary

The diaries of Robert Francis Kilvert (1840–1879), kept from 1870 to 1879, are a unique treasury celebrating the Welsh and English countryside and the variety of characters inhabiting it.

Oxford: Encounters through History

Oxford has been a magnet for tourists and historians alike for centuries, and many of them have left vivid, interesting and sometimes amusing accounts of their discoveries about the city and their encounters with its inhabitants. This book brings together a wealth of these travellers’ tales for the first time, gleaned from almost five centuries of diaries, journals, field notes and travel guides.