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ISBN: 9780571250691 - Contact!
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Contact!

A Book of Glimpses

Jan Morris

ISBN: 9780571250691
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Edition: Main


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Focuses on the human contacts the author has made, across the globe and though the decades. This title presents the author's glimpses and her fleeting encounters, which celebrate the people who helped spark her view of the world and mould her responses.

 

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In "Contact!", Jan turns her brilliantly observant eye to the human contacts she made, across the globe and though the decades. As a series of vignettes, some only a few lines long, she records hundreds of brief glimpses and fleeting encounters, celebrating the people who helped spark her view of the world and mould her responses. A vast range of human experience is here: most are anonymous, everyday encounters - children playing, a homeless man in Manhattan, a lascivious taxi-driver - but she also remembers celebrated figures, from Yves San Laurent to King Hussein of Jordan, President Truman to Peter OToole. "Contact!" is a must for any fans of Jan's writing. Her great sense of amusement, shrewd eye for detail and huge enthusiasm for her contacts makes these episodes incredibly enjoyable - and often profound.
 
 

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