Pleasures of a Tangled Life - Jan MorrisLondon: Barrie & Jenkins, 1989, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.
From the cover: “Jan Morris’s new book is ostensibly a celebration of the good things of life, an account of those experiences and sensations which have given pleasure throughout her adventurous career. In many of them her admirers will recognise echoes of earlier work: a day and a night in Torcello, for example, and episodes in numerous outposts of the British Empire. But these form only the outer layer of what is best described as a Russian doll of a book. For gradually, through these linked chapters, the reader is introduced to the private personality of the writer, to her passions and obsessions, and to the tangles of her inner life. What is achieved by this means is a powerful and original style of memoir, in which the core is brightly illuminated from the rim.
Size: 10¼" x 6½"
Number of Pages: 207