When Jan Morris passed away in 2020, she was considered one of Britain’s best-loved writers. The author of Venice, Pax Britannica, Conundrum, and more than fifty other books, her work was known for its observational genius, lyricism, and humor, and had earned her a passionate readership around the world.
In Jan Morris: Life From Both Sides, for the first time, the many strands of Morris’s rich life are brought together, portraying a person of extraordinary talent, curiosity, and joie de vivre, written by journalist — and Morris’s personal friend of 30 years — Paul Clements.
Alexandra Jacobs has reviewed the book for The New York Times, calling it ‘a book that properly situates Morris in the literary canon while also acknowledging her status as a “transgender pioneer” ... a boon companion to Morris’s sprawling oeuvre.’
Read the full review here.