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Farewell the Trumpets

Jan Morris

Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat by Jan Morris is a masterpiece of narrative history that traces the gradual demise of the British Empire and culminates with the death of Winston Churchill in 1965.

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£12.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571290703
Date Published
04.10.2012
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Summary

Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat traces the momentous decline and fall of the greatest of empires – from Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee to the death of Winston Churchill in 1965. With characteristic balance, this masterpiece of narrative history describes the long retreat and final dissolution of the British Empire.

The Pax Britannica Trilogy includes Heaven’s Command: An Imperial Progress and Pax Britannica: The Climax of an Empire. Together these three works of history trace the dramatic rise and fall of the British Empire, from the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 to the death of Winston Churchill in 1965. Jan Morris is also world-renowned for her collection of travel writing and reportage, spanning over five decades and including such titles as Venice, Coronation Everest, Hong Kong, Spain, A Writer’s World and most recently, Contact!

‘The British Empire is fortunate in having found in Morris a chronicler and memorialist who can do it justice. . . Morris writes with inspired gusto, firmly rooted in erudition, which carries the book into the realms of literature.’ Sunday Telegraph

‘One of our finest writers on Empire – alive to its glory, yet with a beady eye for the corruptions and failures which were at its heart, along with the dreams.’ Observer

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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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