/ Michael palin meets Jan Morris

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mike123 - on 10 Oct 2016

Maybe of interest .
Jan Morris was the times special correspondent on the 53 Everest expedition . Great half an hour with Palin
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07zc1bv/artsnight-series-4-2-michael-palin-meets-jan-morris
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yesbutnobutyesbut - on 10 Oct 2016
In reply to mike123:

This was excellent. The last surviving member of that expedition.
Offwidth - on 12 Oct 2016
In reply to mike123:

The wonder of the V box....despite the fact I missed it in the listings it had recorded this show based on my past preferences. Well worth a watch.
.. intelligent, sensitive and unashamedly bookish.
mike123 - on 12 Oct 2016
In reply to Offwidth:
I found the sections where Jan was interviewed in the seventies about her gender reassignment very compelling tv , what incredible strength of character. I have read a couple of the travel books in the past but will be looking out for more .
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felt - on 12 Oct 2016
In reply to mike123:

I'm a great Morris fan and have most of her stuff. It's all great, but my favourites are the Pax Britannica books, the British Empire trilogy she wrote while still James Morris. Apologist for empire h/she occasionally might be, but there's no denying the sweep of the books and their immensely satisfying --visceral, even -- evocation of those far-off times. That said, a close second is her book on Admiral Jacky Fisher, Fisher's Face, her love affair at distance with that extraordinary sailor.

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