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Thinking Again
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Thinking Again

Jan Morris

A second volume of Jan Morris' diaries, life through the eyes of a legendary writer in her ninth decade.

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In My Mind's Eye: A Thought Diary
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In My Mind’s Eye: A Thought Diary

Jan Morris

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Selection Riffing on cats and Brexit, the Royals and the annoyances of aging, the nonagenarian Jan Morris delights with her wickedly hilarious first-ever diary collection.

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Venice
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Venice

Jan Morris

Often hailed as one of the best travel books ever written, Venice is neither a guide nor a history book, but a beautifully written immersion in Venetian life and character, set against the background of the city's past.

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Conundrum
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Conundrum

Jan Morris

As one of Britain's best and most-loved travel writers, Jan Morris has led an extraordinary life. On first publication in 1974, the book generated enormous interest around the world, and was chosen by The Times as one of the '100...

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Trieste
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Trieste

Jan Morris

Trieste.

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In My Mind's Eye: A Thought Diary
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In My Mind’s Eye: A Thought Diary

Jan Morris, Phyllida Nash

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Selection Riffing on cats and Brexit, the Royals and the annoyances of aging, the nonagenarian Jan Morris delights with her wickedly hilarious first-ever diary collection.

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In My Mind's Eye: A Thought Diary
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In My Mind’s Eye: A Thought Diary

Jan Morris, Phyllida Nash

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Selection Riffing on cats and Brexit, the Royals and the annoyances of aging, the nonagenarian Jan Morris delights with her wickedly hilarious first-ever diary collection.

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In My Mind's Eye: A Thought Diary
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In My Mind’s Eye: A Thought Diary

Jan Morris

Riffing on cats and Brexit, the Royals and the annoyances of aging, the nonagenarian Jan Morris delights with her wickedly hilarious first-ever diary collection.

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 Special priceTwilight in Italy
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Twilight in Italy

D. H. Lawrence, Jan Morris

D.H. Lawrence's first travel book and an important insight into the roots of his literary genius.

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A Time of Gifts
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A Time of Gifts

Patrick Leigh Fermor, Jan Morris

Originally published: London: J. Murray, c1977.

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Spain
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Spain

Jan Morris

Nothing is more compelling than the drama, at once dark and dazzling, of that theatre over the hills - the vast splendour of the Spanish landscape, the intensity of Spain's pride and misery, the adventurous glory of a history that...

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Venice: Faber Modern Classics
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Venice: Faber Modern Classics

Jan Morris

An immersion in Venetian life and character, set against the background of the city's past. This book analyses the particular temperament of Venetians, as well as its waterways, its architecture, its bridges, its tourists, its...

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The Venetian Empire: A Sea Voyage
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The Venetian Empire: A Sea Voyage

Jan Morris

For six centuries, the Republic of Venice was a maritime empire, its sovereign power extending throughout much of the eastern Mediterranean. This book reconstructs the whole of this glittering dominion in the form of a sea-voyage,...

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The Market of Seleukia
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The Market of Seleukia

Jan Morris

showing us the enthralling interplay of politics, avarice, hate, national pride, and religious fanaticism in that part of the globe.' The New YorkerThe Market of Seleukia is a portrait of the Middle East at the catalytic moment of...

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The Great Port: A Passage Through New York
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The Great Port: A Passage Through New York

Jan Morris

Explores the waterfronts and thoroughfares of 1950's Manhattan. This book depicts the city as a place of constant motion, which has been translated into a culture of inveterate restlessness.

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The Hashemite Kings
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The Hashemite Kings

Jan Morris

'We are lucky to have Jan Morris, and her gift of transporting us to other realms.' Salley Vickers The Hashemites are the oldest, proudest, most romantic and most tragic family of Greater Arabia.

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Among the Cities
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Among the Cities

Jan Morris

Offers a collection which presents the author's personal selection of travel pieces, with definitive evocations of places as different as Alexandria and Bath, Warsaw and Wyoming.

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Coronation Everest
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Coronation Everest

Jan Morris

Offers an intimate evocation of the famous of all mountaineering exploits and the old-fashioned Fleet Street scoop.

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Lincoln: A Foreigner's Quest
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Lincoln: A Foreigner’s Quest

Jan Morris

When Jan Morris first visited the United States, she was overwhelmed (and irritated) by the national obsession with Abraham Lincoln: the homespun myth of the awkward six-foot-four country boy who rose to unite the nation seemed...

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Hong Kong: Epilogue to an Empire
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Hong Kong: Epilogue to an Empire

Jan Morris

she is aware of rootlessness in the teeming energy.' TLS 'The book captures the contradictions and mad terror of Hong Kong better than could a novel - it's a dramatic documentary ...

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South African Winter
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South African Winter

Jan Morris

The author spent the South African winter of 1957 touring the country for the Guardian. This book presents an evocation of the atmosphere of apartheid, and an impression of life in South Africa at a time of great tension.

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Coast to Coast
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Coast to Coast

Jan Morris

Fresh from her successful scoop reporting the first ascent of Everest in 1953, Jan Morris spent a year journeying across the United States, by car, train, ship and aeroplane.

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Hav
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Hav

Jan Morris

But Morris's visit ends in flight when an unidentified enemy arrives to seize control. When Jan Morris returns to Hav, some twenty years later, she finds that her account of her earlier visit is banned - and discovers a place...

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Europe: An Intimate Journey
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Europe: An Intimate Journey

Jan Morris

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...

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A Writer's World
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A Writer’s World

Jan Morris

In a wonderfully evocative collection of her travel writing and reportage from over five decades, Jan Morris - a constant traveller - has produced a unique portrait of the twentieth century.

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Fisher's Face
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Fisher’s Face

Jan Morris

Admiral of the Fleet Lord 'Jacky' Fisher (1841-1920) was one of the greatest naval reformers in history. This book offer an evocation that is both biography and a love letter, an expression of the author's passionate interest in...

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Manhattan '45
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Manhattan ‘45

Jan Morris, Urh Sobocan

In 1945, New York City stood at the pinnacle of its cultural and economic power. From its beguilingly idiosyncratic architectural style to its unmistakable slang, post-War New York springs to life through Morris's brisk,...

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Contact!: A Book of Glimpses
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Contact!: A Book of Glimpses

Jan Morris

A vast range of human experience is here: most are anonymous, everyday encounters - children playing, a homeless man in Manhattan, a lascivious taxi-driver - but she also remembers celebrated figures, from Yves San Laurent to King...

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Conundrum
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Conundrum

Jan Morris

As one of Britain's best and most loved travel writers, Jan Morris has led an extraordinary life. Including a new introduction, this re-issue marks a return to that particular journey. 'Certainly the best first-hand account...

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Hong Kong
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Hong Kong

Jan Morris

The world's foremost travel writer gives readers an intimate examination of the people, politics and culture of a city with an astounding past and an even more intriguing future. 8 pages of photos, 2 maps.

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Sydney
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Sydney

Jan Morris

Renowned and much-loved travel writer Jan Morris turns her eye to Sydney: 'not the best of the cities the British Empire created ... Few writers - a handful of novelists apart - have got so far under the city's skin as Morris .

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Heaven's Command
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Heaven’s Command

Jan Morris

Tells the story of the rise of the British Empire, from the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837 to her Diamond Jubilee in 1897. The author evokes every aspect of the 'great adventure', ranging from ships and botanical gardens to...

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Farewell the Trumpets
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Farewell the Trumpets

Jan Morris

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.

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Pax Britannica
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Pax Britannica

Jan Morris

The second instalment of the Pax Britannica Trilogy by Jan Morris, recreates the British Empire at its dazzling climax - the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897, celebrated as a festival of imperial strength, unity, and...

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A Writer's House in Wales
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A Writer’s House in Wales

Jan Morris

Through an exploration of her country home in Wales, acclaimed travel writer Morris discovers the heart of her fascinating country and what it means to be Welsh.

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A Venetian Bestiary
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A Venetian Bestiary

Jan Morris

A Venetian Bestiary is a celebration in words and pictures of a 'mighty menagerie of fact and fantasy': the animals of Venice, from its ubiquitous cats and barge dogs to the Golden Stallions and Winged Lion of St Mark.

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One Moonlit Night
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One Moonlit Night

Caradog Prichard, Jan Morris, Niall Griffiths, Philip Mitchell

WINNER OF THE GREATEST WELSH NOVEL

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From Treaty-Making to Treaty-Breaking: Models for ASEAN External Trade Agreements
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From Treaty-Making to Treaty-Breaking: Models for ASEAN External Trade Agreements

Pieter Jan Kuijper (Universiteit van Amsterdam), James H. Mathis (Universiteit van Amsterdam), Natalie Y. Morris-Sharma

Written for academics and practitioners working in international economic and trade law, this is the first high-level study of ASEAN's policy of concluding external trade agreements with non-ASEAN states. It outlines the intended,...

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The Kindness of Strangers
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The Kindness of Strangers

Tim Cahill, Dave Eggers, Don George, Jan Morris, Simon Winchester

A timely collection of 26 inspiring tales, The Kindness of Strangers explores the unexpected human connections that so often transfigure and transform the experience of travel, and celebrates the gift of kindness around the world....

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