How you can help

The information offered here costs you nothing but time.  I’m happy with this.  It allows me the freedom to present the case for Oxford in all its complicated and unique drama without costing anyone (but me) a dime.  It also gives me the flexibility to amend a text when necessary, something impossible with print publishing.  But without the income that would come with book sales, lectures or a university position, it’s sometimes hard to get by, and it’s very hard to get the books I need.

You can help by making it possible for me to get the kind of reference books it helps to have at hand.  I’m lucky to live within a nest of prestigious college and university libraries who subscribe to that blessed institution Interlibrary Loan, so I can read such books, but, alas, I can’t keep them, and without a copy machine of my own, there’s a limit to the notes I can take in the amount of time I can keep a library book, and I can’t always be sure that the notes I’m taking will be of help down the road when new questions arise.  A modest nest egg on Amazon.com would make it much easier to get such books when I need them and to keep the story coming.

It’s very easy to do this.  Just click here and fill in the form, put hopkinshughes at optonline.net in the TO field (replace the AT with a @) and remove the spaces), and I’ll be notified of the donation quickly and easily by email.  By putting your name in the FROM field, I’ll know who sent it and can thank you appropriately, and (if you wish) add your name to a list of supporters.  If you choose to give anonymously you can just leave that field blank (amazon assures me that I won’t know who sent it).  In this way it’s easy to give as often as you see fit and in amounts of any size, with no fees, banks, paperwork or post offices involved.

It’s my way of passing the hat.

Many thanks for this, and for the interest that keeps me going.

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