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Jan Morris

‘This is Jan Morris’s finest book.’ Michael Leapman, Country Life

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Europe has been widely acclaimed as among the finest achievements of ‘one of our greatest living writers’ (The Times). A personal appreciation, fuelled by five decades of journeying, this is Jan Morris at her best – at once magisterial and particular, whimsical and profound. It is a matchless portrait of a continent.

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[Jan Morris] at the height of her incomparable form ... Imagine listening to a great raconteur on a good evening. The contributions are cogent, pertinent and articulate, controversial but never overbearing ... Who would not wish to be of the company?

Michael Dibdin, Sunday Times
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Jan Morris's most original book.

Vera Rule, Guardian
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A delight ... Jan Morris travels as we all should, and so few of us do, or can: incessantly watchful, curious, analytical and, in the end, accepting.

Jessica Mann, Sunday Telegraph
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A highly insightful kaleidoscopic encyclopedia of European life ... Jan Morris writes beautifully. Her unique literary manner miraculously combines in itself all the best elements of British travel writing ... [Europe] will keep warming your soul for many years to come.

Vitali Vitaliev, Observer
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Our best and most prolific travel writer ... A coherent and revealing portrait of a continent seeking to reinvent itself after centuries of turmoil.

Michael Leapman, Country Life
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More than just a travel memoir, this book is a wonderful rediscovery of a continent that we often pass over in our quest for far-flung travel. Jan Morris conducts a close examination of the similarities and diversities that created the European character. Her knowledge of her subject makes this book educational in the best possible sense.

Tara McNicholas, The Times

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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