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Thursday, March 11, 1999 Published at 16:24 GMT


Oxford approval for Monica

Monica's UK tour ended in tears at Harrods

Monica Lewinsky has been well received by Oxford University students, some of whom were dressed in white tie and tails.

Hundreds of people queued outside Waterstone's bookshop to buy Ms Lewinsky's biography Monica's Story.

Outside, students carried signs with messages such as "Take her back, Bill" and "Oxford welcomes the Second Lady".

One leaflet being handed out read: "Monica Lewinsky was unjustly dismissed. It is her moral right to stay in power."

The former White House intern refused to answer reporters' questions about rumours that Bill and Hillary Clinton are to split up.

At a book signing in Harrods in London earlier this week broke down in tears at reporters' persistent questioning.

But her reception at Oxford was much more dignified.

Poor sales

Anita Wynne, who queued for two hours to have her book signed, said: "Monica was a very nice and sweet girl. She's just another little human being."

Ms Lewinsky is drawing huge crowds on her promotional tour of the UK, but many shops have already started discounting her book because of poor sales.

After her book-signing appearance, Ms Lewinsky plans to dine at the High Table with the fellows from All Souls College.

Her book tour of England and Scotland continues until 24 March.

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