Search Results: "Jan Morris"


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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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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: 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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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: 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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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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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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I AM CAT by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2013

"Slight but exquisite, this lovely hybrid will supplement more comprehensive approaches to the topic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Striking illustrations and lyrical descriptions will please fans of big cats, but this combination of pictures, fiction and facts may not have quite enough substance to inspire repeat readings or engage general readers. Read full book review >

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THE ICE BEAR by Jackie Morris
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Visually stunning, the tale succeeds best as a fanciful, wistful cuddle-up bedtime story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a mythical time, animals and humans live harmoniously. Read full book review >

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THE BAREFOOT BOOK OF CLASSIC POEMS by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"An ideal collection to give or to share. (indexes) (Poetry. 10-12, adult)"
Stately figures and scenes in luminous colors provide rich backdrops for 74 English poems selected as much for their sonorous language as for their familiarity. Read full book review >

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ONE CHEETAH, ONE CHERRY by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"The aesthetic pleasures are very strong, but one-on-one adult guidance will be necessary to help young mathematicians make sense of these complex images. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Exquisite watercolor-and-gold-leaf paintings of animals and objects that look as if they tumbled out of medieval illuminated manuscripts distinguish this counting book. Read full book review >