SydneyA fascinating look at Sydney, Australia it s history, stories and development from the viewpoint of a long time resident, but self proclaimed stranger to the city I read this book after two years living in the beautiful Harbour City and am glad I had a bit of knowledge about lesser know suburbs, landmarks and attractions before hearing Morris s thoughts Not because they would have influenced my opinions in one way or another, but because I wouldn t have had enough understanding of the city to process the detailed background Although published back in 1992, I think Sydney by Jan Morris is a timeless observation of this amazing city. I recently had the enormous pleasure of waking four mornings in a row to a view of the Bridge, Circular Quay and the Opera House and this book is the perfect reminder of our brief but packed visit to this city As always Jan Morris writes interestingly and eloquently and it is not her fault that this book is a little dated, losing it a star, I just happened upon this book at the physiotherapist s office As I am planning an extended trip to Sydney soon, I m trying to read up on Australia I d like to find outabout the people and the country not something you can find in a travel book I ve already read a book by Bill Bryson I think where he travels across and around Australia I can t remember the title right now I ll add it to my book list I ve just joined a book club from Australia who knows, maybe I ll be able to connect with someone in person through this club. This is an amazingly thurough look at Sydney s history although I doubt I d say that if I were Aboriginal I learned a lot about Australia s relationship with Great Britain, and having just been, I think she did a great job of capturing they city s modern character and how it got to be that way Flaws are an overwhelming onslaught of apocryphal sounding anecdotes about long dead people Morris knows the story behind every single statue in Australia, it seems and the occasional insensitive comment about Aboriginal people. Some interesting anecdotes author kept wanting to frame Sydney in relation to its penal colony history was a bit of a stretch at times Also, written in 1990 some things have changed since then but interesting to hear author s thoughts on Sydney at that time. This is an interesting biography of the city It is a little dated since it was written in the early nineties I read it after 2 visits to Sydney which made itrelatable Another great find at the local thrift store. Renowned And Much Loved Travel Writer Jan Morris Turns Her Eye To Sydney Not The Best Of The Cities The British Empire Created But The Most Hyperbolic, The Youngest At Heart, The Shiniest Sydney Takes Us On The City S Journey From Penal Colony To World Class Metropolis, As Lively And Charming As The City It Describes With Characteristic Exuberance And Sparkling Prose, Jan Morris Guides Us Through The History, People And Geography Of A Fascinating And Colourful CityJan Morris S Collection Of Travel Writing And Reportage Spans Over Five Decades And Includes Such Titles As Venice, Hong Kong, Spain, Manhattan , A Writer S World And ThePax Britannica TrilogyHav, Her Novel, Was Shortlisted For The Booker Prize And The Arthur C Clarke Award Sydney Should Be Flattered A Great Portrait Painter Has Chosen It For Her Recent Subject Few Writers A Handful Of Novelists Apart Have Got So Far Under The City S Skin As Morris Few Sydneysiders Could Match Her Knowledge Of Their City S History And Its Anecdotes The TimesThe Writing Is, At Times, Like Surfing Sentences Rise Like Vast Waves Above Which She Rides, Never Overbalancing Into Gush Jan Morris Convincingly Explains Modern Sydney Through Its History Observer amazing read I m not that into history books usually but Morris is a fascinating writer I learnt so much about my home town Highly recommend

Jan Morris previously wrote under the name James Morris.Jan Morris is a British historian, author and travel writer Morris was educated at Lancing College, West Sussex, and Christ Church, Oxford, but is Welsh by heritage and adoption Before 1970 Morris published under her former name, James Morris , and is known particularly for the Pax Britannica trilogy, a history of the British Empire, and

[Epub] ➝ Sydney Author Jan Morris –
  • Sydney
  • Jan Morris
  • 18 April 2019
  • 9780140120509

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