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Coronation Everest

Jan Morris

Coronation Everest by Jan Morris tells the story of the first British-led expedition to conquer Mount Everest.

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£10.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571219445
Date Published
07.04.2003
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Summary

‘Exquisite, powerful . . . I can think of no better way of commemorating British exploration’s culminating triumph.’ Simon Winchester?

Coronation Everest offers a breathtakingly intimate evocation of the most famous of all mountaineering exploits – and of perhaps the last great old-fashioned Fleet Street scoop.

‘It was Morris who broke the news that a British-led expedition had conquered Mount Everest the day before the Queen’s coronation in 1953 . . . Allied to physical courage in getting down the mountain and a dogged resourcefulness in getting the news home, Morris scooped the world and was launched on one of the most remarkable literary careers in the second half of the twentieth century.’ Guardian

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.

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Jan Morris was born in 1926 of a Welsh father and an English mother. She spent the last years of her life 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 and Conundrum. She was also the author of six books…

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