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Hav

(2006)
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Awards
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book (nominee)
"Hav" gives us Jan Morris at her most delightful and most suggestive. The city is a magical place - yet behind its arcane splendours are darker implications. The traditional Roof Race is peculiarly exciting, the waterfront is picturesque, the wistful call of a trumpeter from a distant rampart is wonderfully evocative, and every street corner is haunted by memories of illustrious visitors - Freud, Diaghilev, Marco Polo, Lawrence of Arabia and countless others. 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 that has rebuilt itself, transformed by a new energy and now dominated by a totemic tower 2000 feet tall. But as the old Hav was in many ways an allegory of the last century, so the city in its new incarnation offers no less elusive hints, echoes and portents of our 21st century world. As a destination, it remains as entertaining as ever.


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June 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hav
Author(s): Jan Morris
ISBN: 0-571-22983-2 / 978-0-571-22983-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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August 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hav (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Jan Morris
ISBN: 1-59017-449-6 / 978-1-59017-449-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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June 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hav
Author(s): Jan Morris
ISBN: 0-571-22984-0 / 978-0-571-22984-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

August 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Hav (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Jan Morris
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Availability: Amazon