Allegorizings

£9.99

Soldier, journalist, historian, author of 40 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. Now, in ‘Allegorizings’, published posthumously as was her wish, Morris looks back over some of the key moments of her life, and sees a multitude of meanings. From her final travels to the USA and across Europe to late journeys on her beloved trains and ships, from the deaths of her old friends Hilary and Tenzig to the enduring relationships in her own life, from reflections on identity and nations to the importance of good marmalade, it bears testimony to her uniquely kind and inquisitive take on the world.

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‘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

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Weight 0.189 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.3 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

224

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

828.914092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K