‘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