A history of Venice's sea empire from its beginning in the late middle ages. Jan Morris brings her usual lucidity and perception to this remarkable empire, and brilliantly evokes the cities and states over which Venice held sway.
As one of Britain's best and most loved travel writers, Jan Morris has led an extraordinary life. Perhaps her most remarkable work is this grippingly honest account of her ten-year transition from man to woman - its pains and joys, its frustrations and discoveries.
FAREWELL THE TRUMPETS
Volume 3 of the 'Pax Brittanica' trilogy. This volume charts the decline and dissolution of what was once the largest empire the world had known. From the first signs of decay in the imperial ambition in the Boer Wars, through the global shifts in power evident in the two World Wars, it offers a perspective that is honest, evocative and occasionally elegiac.
Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Fisher, was one of history's great reformers but became one of the best loved, yet most loathed public figures.
Jan Morris tells the epic story of the rise of the British Empire, from Queen Victoria's accession in 1837 to her Diamond Jubilee in 1897. She subtly traces the impact of empire on places as diverse as Sierra Leone and Fiji, Zululand and the Canadian prairies. Volume 1 of the 'Pax Brittanica' trilogy.
Volume 2 of the 'Pax Brittanica' trilogy. In this volume, Jan Morris recreates the British Empire at its dazzling climax - the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897, celebrated as a festival of imperial strength, unity, and splendour. She portrays a nation at the very height of its vigour and self-satisfaction, imposing on the rest of the world its traditions and tastes, its idealists and rascals.