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Biography & True Accounts

In My Mind's Eye: A Thought Diary

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(16 reviews)

'I have never before in my life kept a diary of my thoughts, and here at the start of my ninth decade, having for the moment nothing much else to write, I am having a go at it. Good luck to me.' So begins this extraordinary... See More

£6.47 £6.48 Price verified 46 minutes ago
Biography & True Accounts

Fisher's Face

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(6 reviews)

Admiral of the Fleet Lord 'Jacky' Fisher (1841-1920) was one of the greatest naval reformers in history. He was also a colossal figure to contemporaries, both loved and loathed, a man of exceptional charm, presence and... See More

£6.02 Price verified 6 hours ago
Travel

Europe: An Intimate Journey

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(10 reviews)

Europe has been 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... See More

£6.99 £7.19 Price verified 4 hours ago
Travel

A Writer's World: Travels 1950-2000

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(8 reviews)

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. Ranging from New York to Venice... See More

£6.99 £7.19 Price verified 37 minutes ago
Sport

Coronation Everest

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(20 reviews)

'Exquisite, powerful... I can think of no better way of commemorating British exploration's culminating triumph.' Simon Winchester? Coronation Everest offers a breathtakingly intimate evocation of the most famous of all... See More

£6.02 £8.54 Save 30% Price verified 2 hours ago
Travel

Venice

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(90 reviews)

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... See More

£5.03 Price verified 2 hours ago
History

Sydney

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(4 reviews)

Renowned and much-loved travel writer Jan Morris turns her eye to Sydney: 'not the best of the cities the British Empire created... but the most hyperbolic, the youngest at heart, the shiniest.' Sydney takes us on the city's... See More

£9.49 Price verified 7 hours ago
Travel

Destinations: Essays from Rolling Stone

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(1 review)

In these essays which originally appeared in Rolling Stone, Jan Morris captures the essence of places as diverse as Washington just after Watergate, Delhi under Mrs. Gandhi, Panama on the eve of the U.S. treaty debate, and... See More

£9.45 Price verified 8 hours ago
Travel

Coast to Coast

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(4 reviews)

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. In herwords a "period piece", Coast to Coast... See More

£6.99 £7.19 Price verified 4 hours ago
Travel

Europe in the Looking-Glass

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(6 reviews)

A travel writing classic ready to be rediscovered, Europe in the Looking Glass describes, with a mixture of laugh-out-loud humour and perceptive commentary on art and architecture, how three rich young Englishmen cross... See More

£7.59 Price verified 3 hours ago
Travel

Hong Kong (Vintage Departures)

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(6 reviews)

In its last days under British rule, the Crown Colony of Hong Kong is the world's most exciting city, at once fascinating and exasperating, a tangle of contradictions. It is a dazzling amalgam of conspicuous consumption and... See More

£10.99 £11.99 Save 8% Price verified 8 hours ago
Travel

Trieste

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(48 reviews)

Jan Morris (then James) first visited Trieste as a soldier at the end of the Second World War. Since then, the city has come to represent her own life, with all its hopes, disillusionments, loves and memories. Here, her... See More

£6.02 £6.47 Save 7% Price verified 4 hours ago
Biography & True Accounts

Conundrum (European Road Maps)

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(46 reviews)

As one of Britain's best and most loved travel writers, Jan Morris has led an extraordinary life. Perhaps her most remarkable work is this grippingly honest account of her ten-year transition from man to woman - its pains... See More

£6.02 £6.47 Save 7% Price verified 8 hours ago
Biography & True Accounts

The Best Traveled Man on Earth

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(3 reviews)

Six centuries ago, the Islamic world was the pinnacle of civilization. What was it really like? The answer is in the twelfth-century diaries of Ibn Battuta, a Moroccan traveler who spent thirty years journeying some 73,000... See More

£1.43 Price verified 5 hours ago
Travel

Contact!: A Book of Glimpses

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(11 reviews)

In Contact! Jan turns her brilliantly observant eye to the human contacts she made, across the globe and though the decades. As a series of vignettes, some only a few lines long, she records hundreds of brief glimpses and... See More

£8.54 Price verified 2 hours ago
History

Pax Britannica: The Climax of an Empire

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(8 reviews)

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... See More

£6.99 Price verified 5 hours ago

Spain

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(16 reviews)

Spain is one of the absolutes. 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... See More

£5.03 £5.99 Save 16% Price verified 4 hours ago
Travel

The Venetian Empire: A Sea Voyage

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(7 reviews)

For six centuries the Republic of Venice was a maritime empire, its sovereign power extending throughout much of the eastern Mediterranean - an empire of coasts, islands and isolated fortresses by which, as Wordsworth wrote... See More

£4.99 £5.49 Save 9% Price verified 37 minutes ago
History

Wales: Epic Views of a Small Country

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(6 reviews)

Jan Morris's magnificent book celebrates Wales and all things Welsh. Written as a deeply personal study, it reflects the rich bilingual literature and folklore of Wales, the buildings and wonderfully varied landscapes, the... See More

£7.99 £9.99 Save 20% Price verified 7 hours ago
Politics & Social Sciences

Oxford

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(21 reviews)

Few cities,' Jan Morris observes, 'have been much more loved, loathed, and celebrated.' This book has become a classic account of the character, history, mores, buildings, climate, and people of one of Britain's most... See More

£2.48 £2.63 Save 6% Price verified 8 hours ago
Travel

A Writer's House in Wales

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(7 reviews)

Trefan Morys, Morris's home between the sea and mountains of the remote northwest corner of Wales, is the 18th-century stable block of her former family house nearby. Surrounding it are the fields and outbuildings, the mud... See More

£9.49 Price verified one day ago
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