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Contact! By Jan Morris

Contact!
by Jan Morris

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A vast range of human experience is here: most are anonymous, everyday encounters - children playing, a homeless man in Manhattan, a lascivious taxi-driver - but she also remembers celebrated figures, from Yves San Laurent to King Hussein of Jordan, President Truman to Peter OToole.
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Contact!: A Book of Glimpses by Jan Morris

In Contact! Jan turns her brilliantly observant eye to the human contacts she made, across the globe and though the decades. As a series of vignettes, some only a few lines long, she records hundreds of brief glimpses and fleeting encounters, celebrating the people who helped spark her view of the world and mould her responses. A vast range of human experience is here: most are anonymous, everyday encounters - children playing, a homeless man in Manhattan, a lascivious taxi-driver - but she also remembers celebrated figures, from Yves San Laurent to King Hussein of Jordan, President Truman to Peter OToole. Contact! is a must for any fans of Jan's writing. Her great sense of amusement, shrewd eye for detail and huge enthusiasm for her contacts makes these episodes incredibly enjoyable - and often profound.

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Contact! Reviews


The most delightful, intelligent, perception collection of human observations I've ever read: I don't know of anything like it.--Alberto Manguel, author of A Reader on Reading

About Jan Morris


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.

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GOR001407348
Contact!: A Book of Glimpses by Jan Morris
Jan Morris
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Faber & Faber
2009-11-05
208
0571250688
9780571250684
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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