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Ariel : (Record no. 102655)

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003 - CONTROL NUMBER IDENTIFIER
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005 - DATE AND TIME OF LATEST TRANSACTION
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008 - FIXED-LENGTH DATA ELEMENTS--GENERAL INFORMATION
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020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9780571331635 : (hbk)
Terms of availability £16.99
040 ## - CATALOGING SOURCE
Original cataloging agency StDuBDS
Language of cataloging eng
Transcribing agency StDuBDS
Modifying agency IeDuRDS
082 04 - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 920
Edition number 23
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Johns, Derek,
Dates associated with a name 1948-
9 (RLIN) 124340
245 10 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title Ariel :
Remainder of title a literary life of Jan Morris /
Statement of responsibility, etc. Derek Johns.
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC.
Place of publication, distribution, etc. London :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc. Faber & Faber,
Date of publication, distribution, etc. 2016.
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent xi, 196 p. ;
Dimensions 22 cm
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. Jan Morris is one of the great British writers of the post-war era. Soldier, journalist, writer about places (rather than 'travel writer'), elegist of the British Empire, novelist, she has fashioned a distinctive prose style that is elegant, fastidious, supple, and sometimes gloriously gaudy. For many readers she is best known for her candid memoir Conundrum, which described the gender reassignment operation she underwent in 1972. But as Ariel demonstrates, this is just one of the many remarkable facts about her life. As James Morris she was the journalist who brought back the story of the conquest of Everest in 1953 and who discovered incontrovertible evidence of British involvement in the Suez Crisis of 1956. She has been described by Rebecca West as the finest prose stylist of her time, and her essays span the entire urban world. Her many books include a classic on Venice, a 1,600 page history of the British Empire, and a homage to what is perhaps her favourite city, Trieste. Her writings on Wales represent the most thorough literary investigation of that mysterious land. Derek Johns was Jan Morris's literary agent for twenty years. Ariel is not a conventional biography, but rather an appreciation of the work and life of someone who besides being a delightful writer is known to many people as a generous, affectionate, witty and irreverent friend. It is published to coincide with her 90th birthday (Copac).
600 10 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Morris, Jan,
Dates associated with a name 1926-
General subdivision Criticism and interpretation.
9 (RLIN) 74539
942 ## - ADDED ENTRY ELEMENTS (KOHA)
Source of classification or shelving scheme
Koha item type Loanable Book
Holdings
Withdrawn status Lost status Source of classification or shelving scheme Damaged status Not for loan Collection code Permanent Location Current Location Date acquired Total Checkouts Full call number Barcode Date last seen Date last checked out Price effective from Koha item type
          Biography Library Library 2017-11-16 1 920 MOR 000412971 2018-01-12 2018-01-04 2017-11-16 Loanable Book

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