Alma Mater – Gwendolen Freeman

Having finished Bluestockings I promptly went online and located a copy of one of the books Jane Robinson quotes from, namely Alma Mater – Memoirs of Girton College, 1926-1929 by Gwendolen Freeman.

Having quoted from it earlier, I don’t really have much to add. Nostalgia – in a rather down to earth sort of way, it’s interesting enough as an account of life at Cambridge. It’s a thin book, and as such quite sparse and bare-faced. That’s not neccessarily a bad thing, but in this case it leaves me wanting more. More than anything it makes me want to read fatter and better books about Cambridge (or, for that matter, Oxford) life, authobiographical if they exist, fictional if not. I might have to go on a hunt.

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