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Ariel

Ariel

Last 3 in stock
ISBN
9780571331642
Published
07/09/2017
9780571331642
Format
Paperback
Price
£9.99
Paperback
208

About the Book

Jan Morris is one of the great British writers of the post-war era. Soldier, journalist, writer about places, elegist of the British Empire, novelist, she is best known to many for her candid memoir Conundrum, which described the gender reassignment operation she underwent in 1972. But, as Ariel demonstrates, this is just one of the many remarkable facts about her life. Derek Johns was Jan Morris’s literary agent for twenty years, and Ariel is a literary life, an appreciation of the work and achievements of someone who besides being a delightful writer is known to many as a generous, affectionate, witty and irreverent friend.
Jan Morris is one of the great British writers of the post-war era. Soldier, journalist, writer about places, elegist of the British Empire, novelist, she is best known to many for her candid memoir Conundrum, which described the gender reassignment operation she underwent in 1972. But, as Ariel demonstrates, this is just one of the many remarkable facts about her life. Derek Johns was Jan Morris’s literary agent for twenty years, and Ariel is a literary life, an appreciation of the work and achievements of someone who besides being a delightful writer is known to many as a generous, affectionate, witty and irreverent friend.
“An affectionate tribute to one of the finest and most sympathetic writers alive.”
- Colin Thubron
“Johns is good at shedding light on Morris’s inimitable, evocative, highly descriptive style . . . this book also reminds us that Morris was, fundamentally, a bloody good journalist.”
- Nigel Farndale, The Times

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