In My Mind's Eye

In My Mind's Eye

A Thought Diary

Book - 2019
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Riffing on cats and Brexit, the Royals andthe annoyances of aging, the nonagenarianJan Morris delights with her wickedlyhilarious first-ever diary collection.

Celebrated as the "greatest descriptive writer of her time" (Rebecca West), Jan Morris has been dazzling readers since she burst on the scene with her on-the-spot reportage of the first ascent of Everest in 1953. Now, the beloved ninety-two-year-old, author of classics such as Venice and Trieste , embarks on an entirely new literary enterprise--a collection of daily diaries, penned over the course of a single year. Ranging widely from the idyllic confines of her North Wales home, Morris offers diverse sallies on her preferred form of exercises (walking briskly), her frustration at not recognizing a certain melody humming in her head (Beethoven's Pathétique, incidentally), her nostalgia for small-town America, as well as intimate glimpses into her home life.

With insightful quips on world issues, including Britain's "special relationship" with the United States and the #MeToo movement, In My Mind's Eye will charm old and new Jan Morris fans alike.

Publisher: New York :, Liverlight Publishing Corporation,, 2019.
Edition: First American edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018.
ISBN: 9781631495366
Characteristics: 320 pages ; 22 cm

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