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A fascinating exploration of the history, sights, seasons, arts, food, and people of an incomparable city. “A highly intelligent portrait of an eccentric city, written in powerful prose and enlivened by many curious mosaics of information...a beautiful book to read and to possess” (The Observer). New Foreword by the Author. Index.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Series:||Harvest Book Series|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Jan Morris served as an intelligence officer with the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers, studied at Oxford University, and was a reporter for the Times and the Guardian before launching into a successful career as a novelist, history author, and travel writer. Her other books include Last Letters from Hav, Fifty Years of Europe, Conundrum, Hong Kong, Oxford, The World of Venice, and Farewell the Trumpets.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Brilliantly written. You needn't even read the book in order, but by chapter... a breathtaking style of prose and a timelessly evocative account of a city which has so often been written about. Do not hesitate to buy this book.