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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
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.
A lovely book, halfway between a diary and a volume of brief essays, a book that has a gentle, haunting tone. It will remind us of what a good, wise and witty companion Jan Morris has been for so many readers for so long.
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