Coronation Everest (Paperback)
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Coronation Everest (Paperback)

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Published: 07/04/2003
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'Exquisite, powerful . . . I can think of no better way of commemorating British exploration's culminating triumph.' Simon Winchester?

Coronation Everest offers a breathtakingly intimate evocation of the most famous of all mountaineering exploits - and of perhaps the last great old-fashioned Fleet Street scoop.

'It was Morris who broke the news that a British-led expedition had conquered Mount Everest the day before the Queen's coronation in 1953 . . . Allied to physical courage in getting down the mountain and a dogged resourcefulness in getting the news home, Morris scooped the world and was launched on one of the most remarkable literary careers in the second half of the twentieth century.' Guardian

Jan Morris's collection of travel writing and reportage spans over five decades and includes such titles as Venice, Coronation Everest, Hong Kong, Spain, Manhattan '45, A Writer's World and the Pax Britannica Trilogy.Hav, her novel, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571219445
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 145 g
Dimensions: 197 x 127 x 12 mm
Edition: Main


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'Morris scooped the world'. Guardian

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“Wow!”

Oh my goodness,I loved this. It was an easy read, giving you a totally different side to the conquest of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing. Morris describes the behind the scenes challenge of getting the news to The... More

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