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Thinking Again

Thinking Again

ISBN
9780571357659
Published
05/03/2020
9780571357659
Format
Hardback
Price
£16.99
Paperback
224

About the Book

Necrophilia is not one of my failings, but I do like graveyards and memorial stones and such...

Following the publication In My Mind's Eye, her acclaimed first volume of diaries, a Radio 4 Book of the Week in 2018, Jan Morris continued to write her daily musings. From her home in the North West of Wales, the author of classics such as Venice and Trieste cast her eye over modern life in all its stupidity and glory.

From her daily thousand paces to the ongoing troubles of Brexit, from her enduring love for America to the wonders of the natural world, and from the vagaries and ailments of old age to the beauty of youth, she once again displays her determined belief in embracing life and creativity - all kindness and marmalade.

'A book of great solace.' Financial Times

'Morris’ writing is just as elegant and erudite, and her mind just as supple, playful, curious, rigorous, humorous and surprising as ever.’ New York Times

‘After a lifetime of travelling the world, what a magnificent concluding sentiment.’ Daily Mail

Necrophilia is not one of my failings, but I do like graveyards and memorial stones and such...Following the publication In My Mind's Eye, her acclaimed first volume of diaries, a Radio 4 Book of the Week in 2018, Jan Morris continued to write her daily musings. From her home in the North West of Wales, the author of classics such as Venice and Trieste cast her eye over modern life in all its stupidity and glory. From her daily thousand paces to the ongoing troubles of Brexit, from her enduring love for America to the wonders of the natural world, and from the vagaries and ailments of old age to the beauty of youth, she once again displays her determined belief in embracing life and creativity - all kindness and marmalade.'A book of great solace.' Financial Times'Morris’ writing is just as elegant and erudite, and her mind just as supple, playful, curious, rigorous, humorous and surprising as ever.’ New York Times‘After a lifetime of travelling the world, what a magnificent concluding sentiment.’ Daily Mail
  • Jan Morris

    Jan Morris was born in 1926 of a Welsh father and an English mother, and when she is not travelling she lives with her partner Elizabeth Morris in the top left-hand corner of Wales, between the mountains and the sea.

    Her books include Coronation Everest, Venice, The Pax Britannica Trilogy (Heaven's Command, Pax Britannica, and Farewell the Trumpets), and Conundrum. She is also the author of six books about cities and countries, two autobiographical books, several volumes of collected travel essays and the unclassifiable Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere. A Writer's World, a collection of her travel writing and reportage from over five decades, was published in 2003. Hav, her novel, was published in a new and expanded form in 2006.

“This is a book of great solace, taken not least from the “home of her heart”, Trefan Morys, the 18th-century farm estate on the Llyn Peninsula where she lives, and which she reveals will become a literary retreat after she’s gone. Morris’s love for Wales provides perhaps the surest, most personal comfort, in face of a universal difficulty, an awareness that days both create and oxidise a life, whether under Venetian skies or Welsh ones.”
- Financial Times
“In My Mind’s Eye reveals that Morris’ writing is just as elegant and erudite, and her mind just as supple, playful, curious, rigorous, humorous and surprising as ever.”
- Sarah Lyall, New York Times

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