Books by Jan Morris

IN MY MIND'S EYE by Jan Morris
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 1, 2019

"Though some pieces begin jauntily but fade into irrelevance, Morris generally keeps readers engaged, as she has done successfully for decades."
The nonagenarian historian and travel writer invites us into her private world with a mixed but amiable daily diary of her thoughts, observations, and reflections. Read full book review >
CIAO, CARPACCIO! by Jan Morris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2014

"Nothing is quite as wonderful as reading about something the author so clearly, manifestly adores and wishes only to share her delight with us."
A tribute to a neglected Venetian painter. Read full book review >
THE WORLD by Jan Morris
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"An acute, idiosyncratic collection, full of what the author, at home at last, always liked best: fizz."
A preeminent reporter who specializes in terrific travel pieces (Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere, 2001, etc.) reviews a half-century of literary snapshots in her considerable album and shows us the way we were—and the way we have changed around the world. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"A disciplined, unsentimental last testament from an old pro, full of distilled adventures and the reflective richness that distinguishes the melancholy from the merely sad."
Popular historian Morris (Lincoln, 2000, etc.), the subtlest of travel writers since the 1950s, turns in what she has announced is her final book: a meditation on the crossroads city of Trieste. Read full book review >
A WRITER’S HOUSE IN WALES by Jan Morris
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Occasionally predictable, often lyrical, always intriguing. (1 map, not seen)"
Novelist, biographer, and travel-writer Morris (Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere, p. 1006, etc.) describes her rustic Welsh home and endeavors to define and celebrate Welsh history, geography, personalities, and Weltanschauung. Read full book review >
LINCOLN: A FOREIGNER'S QUEST by Jan Morris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Caustic, patronizing, and misinformed: Lincoln for Dummies.(First serial rights to Preservation)"
The peerless travel writer laughs, snarls, glares in contempt, and sheds real tears in a critical but ultimately sentimental biographical essay on the martyred president. Read full book review >
FIFTY YEARS OF EUROPE by Jan Morris
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Fifty Years of Europe is a delight."
The fall of the Berlin Wall and the dramatic changes in Europe have produced a virtual industry of publications. Read full book review >
SYDNEY by Jan Morris
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"The old dazzle still at work."
Clean-limbed description of the great port by Morris (O Canada, p. 307, etc.). Read full book review >
Released: May 20, 1992

"Great reading that Canadians as well as folks south will welcome."
Sparkling description of Canadian cities and villages by world-class travel-writer Morris, author of Hong Kong, Venice, The Matter of Wales (her present home), and many others. Read full book review >