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Fisher's Face By Jan Morris

Fisher's Face by Jan Morris

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Summary

Admiral of the Fleet Lord 'Jacky' Fisher (1841-1920) was one of the greatest naval reformers in history. This book offer an evocation that is both biography and a love letter, an expression of the author's passionate interest in mavericks and outsiders, in travel, ships and the glorious pageantry of the British Empire in its prime.

Fisher's Face Summary

Fisher's Face by Jan Morris

Admiral of the Fleet Lord 'Jacky' Fisher (1841-1920) was one of the greatest naval reformers in history. He was also a colossal figure to contemporaries, both loved and loathed, a man of exceptional charm, presence and charisma. Since the late 1940s, Jan Morris has been haunted by his face - with its startling combination of 'the suave, the sneering and the self-amused.' This evocation is both biography and a love letter, a perfect expression of her passionate interest in mavericks and outsiders, in travel, ships and the glorious pageantry of the British Empire in its prime.

About Jan Morris

Jan Morris was born in 1926 of a Welsh father and an English mother. She spent the last years of her life 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 and Conundrum. She was also the author of six books about cities and countries, two autobiographical books, several volumes of collected travel essays and the unclassifiable Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere. In 2018 she was recognised for her outstanding contribution to travel writing by the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards, and published In My Mind's Eye: A Thought Diary.

Additional information

GOR001708821
9780571233045
057123304X
Fisher's Face by Jan Morris
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2007-04-19
256
N/A
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