A Writer's World

A Writer's World Travels 1950-2000

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Synopsis

In a wonderfully evocative collection of her travel writing and reportage from over five decades, Jan Morris - a constant traveller - has produced a unique portrait of the twentieth century. Ranging from New York to Venice, Sydney to Berlin, and the Middle East 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.

Offering a tremendously perceptive and highly personal view of the world, she is as much concerned with conveying the 'feel' of these moments as the events themselves. And, as ever, she displays her unique and inimitable literary style, at once funny, wise and sad.

Jan Morris's collection of travel writing and reportage spans over five decades and includes such titles as Venice, Coronation Everest, Hong Kong, Spain, Manhattan '45, A Writer's World and the Pax Britannica Trilogy. Hav, her novel, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

'A glorious compendium of adventure and wisdom' Pico Iyer

Book information

ISBN: 9780571215256
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Pub date:
Edition: Main
DEWEY: 910.4
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 457
Weight: 378g
Height: 196mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 26mm