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Oxford Inscriptions: Joyce Cary


Joyce Carey

 

JOYCE
CARY
NOVELIST
LIVED HERE
1920–1957

This blue plaque is on the front of 12 Parks Road (below), which is now part of the Department of Materials.

Joyce Cary (1888–1957) was born Arthur Joyce Lunel Cary. He was an Anglo-Irish novelist and artist who had studied at Trinity College, Oxford in 1912.

He was a colonial officer in Nigeria until 1920, when after some success in writing he retired and bought this house, where he lived until his death with his wife Gertrude and their four sons.

 

Wikipedia: Joyce Cary

Oxford Mail: “Restless search for success

Joyce Cary's house

Stephanie Jenkins