Jan morris is a british historian author and travel writer morris was educated at lancing college west sussex and christ church oxford but is welsh by heritage and adoption before 1970 morris published under her former name james morris and is known particularly for the pax britannica trilogy a history of the british empire and. Venice jan morris on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers an evocation of venice which uses vivid prose humour and irony to present a personal portrait of an eccentric city. This month the books site reading group has been discussing jan morriss classic venice here the legendary author responds to questions about the citys changing culture its disappointing . The world of venice revised edition jan morris on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a fascinating exploration of the history sights seasons arts food and people of an incomparable city a highly intelligent portrait of an eccentric city. Jan morris first visited the city of venice as young james morris during world war ii as she writes in the introduction it is venice seen through a particular pair of eyes at a particular moment young eyes at that responsive above all to the stimuli of youth venice is an impassioned work on this magnificent but often maddening city
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