James Morris/Jan Morris, CBE
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(1926– )
James Morris accompanied the 1953 Everest Expedition as correspondent of The Times, making a dash from the mountain to wire the coded news of the success to London in time for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
Twenty years later she completed a change of sexual role and, as Jan Morris, went on to write some 40 books of history, travel writing, fiction, and autobiography, including the Pax Britannica trilogy about the rise and fall of the Victorian Empire, six volumes of collected travel essays, major studies of Wales, Spain, Venice, Oxford, Manhattan, Sydney, Hong Kong, and Trieste, and a novel, Last Letters from Hav, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
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