Jan Morris - RIP

Sad news today to hear of the passing of Jan Morris, who had an extraordinary life. She wrote a great many classic travel books, and books on other subjects too. One of my favourite was actually from a fictional place in 'Letters from Hav'. As James Morris, she accompanied the 1953 expedition to Everest and broke the news back in the UK.

In recent years, there have been some very good interviews, such as a fairly recent one with Michael Palin, which is well worth revisiting.

A lovely New York Times piece as well.

Also check out the books of which there are so many...

She has also widely been described as a trans-pioneer.

Interview here:

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Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4Q6JjBDS2SjRH5FRKmzP9B3/an-extraordinary-life-michael-palin-meets-jan-morris