Allegorizings

Jan Morris

Published one year on from her death, at the age of ninety-four, Jan Morris’ Allegorizings is the final despatch from one of the greatest chroniclers of the Twentieth Century.

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£9.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571234141
Date Published
04.08.2022
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Summary

‘Peerless.’ Daily Telegraph
‘Sprinkled with magic.’ Observer
‘Full of mischief, romance, fun and kindness.’ The Times

Soldier, journalist, historian, author of forty books, Jan Morris led an extraordinary life, witnessing such seminal moments as the first ascent of Everest, the Suez Canal Crisis, the Eichmann Trial, the Cuban Revolution and so much more.

From reflections on identity and nations to the importance of good marmalade, Allegorizings is the final despatch from one of the greatest chroniclers of the twentieth century.

‘A precious few [writers] report with wisdom, kindness and intelligence from the end to which we shall all come — travel of a different kind. This is such a book.’ Sarah Moss, New York Times

‘She was one of the most extraordinary people I ever had the luck to meet. Please read her.’ Robert MacFarlane

Critic Reviews

She was one of the most extraordinary, inspiring, kindest people I ever had the luck to meet. Please read her.

Robert Macfarlane
Critic Reviews

A precious few [writers] report with wisdom, kindness and intelligence from the end to which we shall all come — travel of a different kind. This is such a book.

Sarah Moss, New York Times
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For all her profundity it is Morris’s joyousness that remains most tangible.

New Statesman
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This posthumous collection of essays by Jan Morris … will be a delight for her many fans.

Literary Review
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She was mellifluous and mischievous at once, and perhaps an ideal chronicler of the 20th century.

Pico Iyer
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Jan Morris was my lifeline to the world ... Inhaling her sense of place, inhabiting her places as states of mind and soul, was pure oxygen.

Kapka Kassabova
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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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