July 14, 2024

Jan Morris, travel writer, dies aged 94

Before today, I didn’t really know anything about Jan Morris, other than she was one of a number of British writers, who had written a book about travelling through Spain in the twentieth century. Over the last summer I have been collecting and reading such books. So far I have gotten through:

Jan Morris wrote a book called Spain. I wasn’t quite sure from how far back it was written.

I never quite got around to reading it. So it was a bit of a surprise to see her name mentioned in the obituaries today (see also this tribute article). I had no idea she was still alive or that she had done so much in her life. Its a shame that I couldn’t have read her book whilst she was alive. Not sure why I feel like this.

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