This website uses cookies for analytical and functional purposes.

Trustpilot
MENU
Need Help?
Compare Selected 0

In My Mind's Eye: A Thought Diary [9780571340910]

(No reviews yet) Write a Review

A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week

'I have never before in my life kept a diary of my thoughts, and here at the start of my ninth decade, having for the moment nothing much else to write, I am having a go at it. Good luck to me.'

So begins this extraordinary book, a collection of diary pieces that Jan Morris wrote for the Financial Times over the course of 2017.

A former soldier and journalist, and one of the great chroniclers of the world for over half a century, she writes here in her characteristically intimate voice - funny, perceptive, wise, touching, wicked, scabrous, and above all, kind - about her thoughts on the world, and her own place in it as she turns ninety. From cats to cars, travel to home, music to writing, it's a cornucopia of delights from a unique literary figure.
AUTHOR: Jan Morris was born in 1926 of a Welsh father and an English mother, and when she is not travelling she lives with her partner Elizabeth Morris in the top left-hand corner of Wales, between the mountains and the sea. Her books include Coronation Everest, Venice, The Pax Britannica Trilogy (Heaven's Command, Pax Britannica, and Farewell the Trumpets), and Conundrum. She is also the author of six books about cities and countries, two autobiographical books, several volumes of collected travel essays and, more recently, the unclassifiable Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere. A Writer's World, a collection of her travel writing and reportage from over five decades, was published in 2003.

more
less
Free UK Delivery
rrp: £16.99
£12.99
(You save £4.00 )
Availability:
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Add to Wish List
SKU:
9780571340910
ISBN13:
9780571340910
Availability:
Delivery Usually In 6-15 Working Days
Author:
Jan Morris
Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Publication:
06-Sep-2018
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
336
Weight:
469 Grams
City of Light cover photo

City of Light [9781786694546]

In 1853 the French emperor Louis Napoleon inaugurated a vast and ambitious programme of public works, directed by Georges-Eugene Haussmann, the prefec…

rrp: £18.99
£11.33
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Essex Clay cover photo

Essex Clay [9780571339969]

Andrew Motion's prose memoir In the Blood (2006) was widely acclaimed, praised as 'an act of magical retrieval' (Daily Telegraph) and 'a hymn to famil…

rrp: £14.99
£7.68
Add to Cart
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
In Byron's Wake cover photo

In Byron's Wake [9781471138577]

In 1815, the clever, courted and cherished Annabella Milbanke married the notorious and brilliant Lord Byron. Just one year later, she fled, taking wi…

rrp: £25.00
£23.50
Add to Cart
Delivery Usually In 5-10 Working Days