Jan Morris Contact!: A Book of Glimpses

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Contact!: A Book of Glimpses

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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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'What a neat idea: gather together all those apparently inconsequential conversations and meetings from your travels and offer them as a book. With 50 years scouring the globe for stories, the travel writer Jan Morris is surely just the person to satisfy with both volume and variety of experience ... each tale deserves to be digested fully to enjoy the power of her writing. This is a book to savour.' --Independent on Sunday

'Prose that's rich, supple and full of precisely recalled details ... These are charming moments, somewhere between vignettes and epiphanies.' --Independent

'A book peppered with mild jolts, gentle quirks and agreeable cultural disjunctions.' --Literary Review

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Jan Morris has been a travel writer for over half a century, known for her ability to perfectly capture places and atmospheres. But what about the many people she has encountered along the way?

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