In a hugely evocative collection of her travel writing and reportage from five decades, Jan Morris has produced a unique portrait of the late twentieth century world
In a hugely evocative collection of her travel writing and reportage from five decades, Jan Morris has produced a unique portrait of the late twentieth century world. Ranging from New York to Venice, Oxford to the Middle East, and Wales to South Africa, Jan Morris was a witness to such seminal moments as the Eichmann trial, the first ascent of Everest, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the handover of Hong Kong. And, as ever, she displays her unique and inimitable literary style, at once funny, wise and sad.
Jan Morris was born in Somerset in 1926 and received her B.A. in 1951 and her M.A. in 1961, both from Christ Church, Oxford. Dubbed the 'Flaubert of the jet age' by Alistair Cooke, and 'perhaps the best descriptive writer of our time' by Rebecca West, Jan Morris has written studies of Venice, Oxford, Manhattan, Sydney, Hong Kong, Spain and Wales. She is the author of the Pax Brittanica trilogy about the British Empire, two autobiographical books, six volumes of collected travel essays and a novel.
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