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Britain's Best Picnic Spots (Violet Hudson in Spectator Life, 30 May 2019).

Book: Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

'I've got a motor-car and a basket of strawberries and a bottle of Chateau Peyraguey,' announces Sebastian Flyte in Evelyn Waugh's classic--which sounds like the perfect picnic to us. Although you may want more than strawberries to soak up the wine if you're driving. Oxford's Port Meadow, common land beside the river Thames (or Isis, as it is here) is as dreamily romantic a picnic spot as you can find: long grass, wild horses and the dreaming spires in the distance. The Perch is a 17th century tavern by the water with an outdoor bar and a huge garden, a twenty-minute stroll from the town centre.

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Title Annotation:NEWS; Port Meadow in Oxford, England
Publication:Evelyn Waugh Studies
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Mar 22, 2019
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