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Jan Morris: Around the World in Eighty Years by Paul Clements
  

Jan Morris: Around the World in Eighty Years

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Lauded as one of Britainâs greatest living travel writers, this collection celebrates the life and work of Jan Morris. With contributions from the likes of Alan Whicker, Peregrine Worsthorne and Simon Winchester, Around The World in Eighty Years reflects upon Jan Morrisâs greatest achievements, from her coverage of Hilaryâs conquering of Everest through to her three volume masterpiece on the British Empire.

Paul Theroux provides the introduction to this biographical work.

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Jan Morris: Around the World in Eighty Years by Paul Clements

Jan Morris is one of the world's leading writers. In this tribute to her on her eightieth birthday, a number of well-known people from the world of travel writing, journalism, broadcasting and publishing celebrate the writer, as well as the person, in specially written essays. Through anecdotes and personal memories, they illuminate with warm affection her work and influence, her personality and her extraordinary life. Insights are provided through the eyes of a painter, photographer, historian, and mountaineer.

About the Author

Paul Clements is a journalist and has worked for the BBC for more than twenty-five years in Belfast and London. He has written two travel books: Irish Shores, A Journey Round the Rim of Ireland (1993) and The Height of Nonsense, The Irish Road Trip (2005). His critical study Jan Morris was published by the University of Wales Press (1998). He has written articles for the TLS, Planet - The Welsh Internationalist, The Irish Book Review and Fortnight arts magazine. He is a Fellow of Green Collage, Oxford.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd October 2006

Author

Paul Clements

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Poetry Wales Press

Format

Paperback
120 pages

Categories

The Real World

Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
Literary studies: from c 1900 -
Biography: literary
Travel & holiday

ISBN

9781854114242

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