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Jan Morris


Wales (1926 - 2020)

Jan Morris was a british historian, author and travel writer. Morris was educated at Lancing College, West Sussex, and Christ Church, Oxford, but was Welsh by heritage and adoption. Before 1970 Morris published under her former name, "James Morris", and is known particularly for the Pax Britannica trilogy, a history of the British Empire, and for portraits of cities, notably Oxford, Venice, Trieste, Hong Kong, and New York City.

 
 
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Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (1985) : Last Letters from Hav
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2007) : Hav


Jan Morris recommends
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The Far Pavilions (1978)
M M Kaye
"A Gone with the Wind of the North-West frontier."
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The Sun Never Sets (1985)
Simon Winchester
"A glorious book... unfailing entertainment..."
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Mr Vogel (2004)
Lloyd Jones
"One of the most remarkable books ever written on the subject of Wales."

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