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    Description"Hav" gives us Jan Morris at her most delightful and most suggestive. The city is a magical place - yet behind its arcane splendours are darker implications. The traditional Roof Race is peculiarly exciting, the waterfront is picturesque, the wistful call of a trumpeter from a distant rampart is wonderfully evocative, and every street corner is haunted by memories of illustrious visitors - Freud, Diaghilev, Marco Polo, Lawrence of Arabia and countless others. But Morris's visit ends in flight when an unidentified enemy arrives to seize control. When Jan Morris returns to Hav, some twenty years later, she finds that her account of her earlier visit is banned - and discovers a place that has rebuilt itself, transformed by a new energy and now dominated by a totemic tower 2000 feet tall. But as the old Hav was in many ways an allegory of the last century, so the city in its new incarnation offers no less elusive hints, echoes and portents of our 21st century world. As a destination, it remains as entertaining as ever.


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    Title
    Hav
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jan Morris
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571229833
    ISBN 10: 0571229832
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FM
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    FABER & FABER
    Publication date
    01 June 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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. Her books include Coronation Everest, Venice, The Pax Britannica Trilogy (Heaven's Command, Pax Britannica, and Farewell the Trumpets), and Conundrum. She is also the author of six books about cities and countries, two autobiographical books, several volumes of collected travel essays, a novel, and, most recently, the unclassifiable Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere.
    Review quote
    "When the world's foremost travel writer describes the small city-state of Hav, it is unlike any of her other books. For Hav exists only in one special place - Jan Morris's imagination. 'Wherever Morris goes she brings a sharp, impassioned yet subtle eye and an inexhaustible love of adventure... there are few better ways to see the world than in her company'. Ann Wroe, Daily Telegraph"