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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' 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 twenty-first 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: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 253 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571229840
    ISBN 10: 0571229840
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: FAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    DC22: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FM
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    FABER & FABER
    Publication date
    07 June 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jan Morris was born in 1926 of a Welsh father and an English mother. Her books include Coronation Everest, Venice, The Pax Britannica Trilogy (Heaven's Command, Pax Britannica, and Farewell the Trumpets), and Conundrum.
    Review quote
    "'A deeply civilised and civilising book.' The Times"