I liied the look of Banbury. Hitherto I had known it only for its station car parks.
Today I came across this in The New Criterion:
The second [of Anthony Burgess's novels], , derived from Burgess’s postwar employment as a schoolteacher in Banbury, Oxfordshire. It appeared in 1961, only to disappear because the Mayor of Banbury, recognizing herself in the character of the school secretary, sued Burgess for libel. The Banbury interlude also generated a play, , which Burgess was to recycle into a novella in 1964.
Also, check out the latin inscription on the entableture:
So there we go. Banbury.