Search Results: "Jan Morris"


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NURSE JAN by Ann Jasper
Released: Jan. 4, 2013

"A predictable story that's enjoyable enough for readers interested in medicine."
A fictionalized account of the author's experiences in nursing school during the 1950s. Read full book review >

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STEPHEN MORRIS by Nevil Shute
Released: Sept. 11, 1961

"Shute, in these early writings, shows a gift for combining his major factual interest with a sense of character, but the plot aspects seem somewhat immature, though the subject matter sustains the interest."
While posthumously published, Stephen Morris actually brings together two early, short novels, never before published. Read full book review >

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Released: Sept. 15, 1995

"A well-crafted labor of love, MacCarthy's biography chronicles the epic works of a man who inspired both Shaw and Yeats and continues to inspire today."
Morris's life of Pre-Raphaelite/Nordic poetry, medievalist arts and crafts, and socialist politics always makes for a readably overstuffed biography, and MacCarthy (Eric Gill, 1989, etc.) addresses each area knowledgeably and stays sympathetic to her hero. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

A true story, aside from snatches of invented dialogue, this account centers on a young blind man's determination to become less dependent on the whims and charity of others. Read full book review >