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A re-issue of one of the great travel books of all time: H. V. Morton's famous and much-loved travelogue about England. Written in the early days of the motor car, this is an enduringly charming and fascinating account of H. V. Morton's peregrinations around the hamlets, villages and towns of ...
In Search of England
A re-issue of one of the great travel books of all time: H. V. Morton's famous and much-loved travelogue about England. Written in the early days of the motor car, this is an enduringly charming and fascinating account of H. V. Morton's peregrinations around the hamlets, villages and towns of England in the 1920s. 'I have gone round England like a magpie' he writes, 'picking up the bright things that please me'. He does so throughout with affectionate wit, whether they be snapshots of ruined gothic arches at Glastonbury or the engaging chatter of Norfolk farmers bartering for cigars. Anecdotal, leisurely, full of character and event, insight and opinion, this is travel writing of the very highest order.
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18.75 USD

In Search of England

by H. V. Morton
Paperback
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In August 1941 Winston Churchill (1874-1965) and President Roosevelt (1882-1945) met secretly on HMS Prince of Wales, moored just off the coast of Newfoundland. H. V. Morton and Howard Spring (author of Fame is the Spur) were invited to accompany the Prime Minister and his entourage, a trip, which was ...
Atlantic Meeting
In August 1941 Winston Churchill (1874-1965) and President Roosevelt (1882-1945) met secretly on HMS Prince of Wales, moored just off the coast of Newfoundland. H. V. Morton and Howard Spring (author of Fame is the Spur) were invited to accompany the Prime Minister and his entourage, a trip, which was not without its hazards. Only a handful of people knew Churchill had left Britain and in America the press merely reported that Roosevelt was enjoying a few days' away from Washington, fishing. The Prince of Wales set off from Scrabster on 4th August 1941 and reached her destination at Newfoundland on 9th August 1941. A routine was quickly established on board and the crew soon became used to the Prime Minister's timetable and requirements, especially his regular film nights. Together with the Prime Minister's bodyguard, Thompson, a number of key personnel accompanied Churchill on this mission, including Lord Beaverbrook who joined the ship by flying to Newfoundland's Placentia Bay. The Atlantic Treaty, whilst not achieving all that Churchill had hoped for, was a key document in the development of the war and post-war strategy.Churchill had hoped that at the resolution of the meeting America would join the war during the summer of 1941 but this was not to be. America did finally join the war in December 1941 following the Japanese attack on the US base at Pearl Harbour. H. V. Morton's account was not released for publication until 1943 and subsequently numerous documents have been made available at the National Archives. Atlantic Meeting is a unique account of the events leading up to Churchill's discussions with Roosevelt and a fascinating account of the practicalities - and occasionally humour - involved in such a perilous journey.
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28.99 USD

Atlantic Meeting

by H. V. Morton
Hardback
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The Call of England
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34.600000 USD

The Call of England

by H. V. Morton
Paperback / softback
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This is an account of H.V. Morton's journey through the Holy Land. Nowhere do the ancient world and the modern collide so abruptly as in these territories, so long disputed, where H.V. Morton undertook a pilgrimage in the early 1930s.
In the Steps of the Master
This is an account of H.V. Morton's journey through the Holy Land. Nowhere do the ancient world and the modern collide so abruptly as in these territories, so long disputed, where H.V. Morton undertook a pilgrimage in the early 1930s.
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17.05 USD

In the Steps of the Master

by H. V. Morton
Paperback
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Shortly after the declaration of the Irish Free State, H V Morton goes IN SEARCH OF IRELAND by motor-car and finds, amongst other things, a Norman village in Galway, lobster fishers, a shy girl in need of an apron in Connemara and a great many beds in which Michael Collins ...
In Search of Ireland
Shortly after the declaration of the Irish Free State, H V Morton goes IN SEARCH OF IRELAND by motor-car and finds, amongst other things, a Norman village in Galway, lobster fishers, a shy girl in need of an apron in Connemara and a great many beds in which Michael Collins is said to have slept. Full of local stories and way-side conversations, Morton's witty and enticing travelogue recalls a way of life not quite disappeared even at the beginning of a new century. Originally published in the 1920s, anecdotal, leisurely, full of character and event, insight and information, this is travel writing of the very highest order.
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15.34 USD

In Search of Ireland

by H. V. Morton
Paperback
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The Tuscan landscape, writes H. V. Morton, is embroidered everywhere by human living, and there is scarcely a hill, a stream, a grove of trees, without its story of God, of love or death. Morton's stories and observations of Tuscany, Lombardy, Emilia, and Veneto, whether relating to the fantastic reconstruction ...
A Traveller in Italy
The Tuscan landscape, writes H. V. Morton, is embroidered everywhere by human living, and there is scarcely a hill, a stream, a grove of trees, without its story of God, of love or death. Morton's stories and observations of Tuscany, Lombardy, Emilia, and Veneto, whether relating to the fantastic reconstruction of the La Scala opera house or the superstitious lovers at Juliet's Tomb, make his style as engaging as the landscape and people he evokes.
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26.250000 USD

A Traveller in Italy

by H. V. Morton
Paperback
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The Call of England
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50.350000 USD

The Call of England

by H. V. Morton
Hardback
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In this reissue of his popular travel text, H.V. Morton goes in search of Wales and finds equal delight in climbing Snowdon and going down a coal mine. Bustling with local stories and characters, this account reaches from the scenic north to the domestic beauty of the industrial south.
In Search of Wales
In this reissue of his popular travel text, H.V. Morton goes in search of Wales and finds equal delight in climbing Snowdon and going down a coal mine. Bustling with local stories and characters, this account reaches from the scenic north to the domestic beauty of the industrial south.
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17.05 USD

In Search of Wales

by H. V. Morton
Paperback
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H. V. Morton turns his traveller's intuition and his reporter's eye for detail to the city that has fascinated him since childhood,London past, present, and timeless. He explores the City and the Temple, Covent Garden, SoHo, and all the submerged villages beneath the flood of bricks and mortar, uncovering layer ...
In Search of London
H. V. Morton turns his traveller's intuition and his reporter's eye for detail to the city that has fascinated him since childhood,London past, present, and timeless. He explores the City and the Temple, Covent Garden, SoHo, and all the submerged villages beneath the flood of bricks and mortar, uncovering layer upon layer of London's history. Morton follows the thread of imagination back and forth across the city, tracing unforgettable scenes: the Emperor Claudius leading his war elephants across the Thames...the grisly executions at the Tower...the world of Shakespeare, Dickens, and Queen Victoria...and the shattered yet defiant city of the Blitz as well as the postwar London of ruins and hatless crowds. Morton's quest for London's heart reveals how its daily life is rooted in a past that is closer and more familiar than we might think, making the book as informative, entertaining, and rich in human colour today as when it was written fifty years ago.
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19.420000 USD

In Search of London

by H. V. Morton
Paperback
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Here, in the spirit of Bruce Feiler's beloved bestseller Walking the Bible , is a portrait of the Holy Land as a physical embodiment of faith. Dramatically conjuring the beauty of Israel's countryside, In the Steps of the Master also evokes the all-consuming passions and deep-rooted mysteries of Jerusalem,and while ...
In the Steps of the Master
Here, in the spirit of Bruce Feiler's beloved bestseller Walking the Bible , is a portrait of the Holy Land as a physical embodiment of faith. Dramatically conjuring the beauty of Israel's countryside, In the Steps of the Master also evokes the all-consuming passions and deep-rooted mysteries of Jerusalem,and while much has changed, as Morton says, the essential nature of the sites he visits has not.
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18.850000 USD

In the Steps of the Master

by H. V. Morton
Paperback
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Currently in its 40th printing with its original publisher in the UK, this is the book that one British newspaper has called travel writing at its best. Bill Bryson must weep when he reads it. Whether describing ruined gothic arches at Glastonbury or hilarious encounters with the inhabitants of Norfolk, ...
In Search of England
Currently in its 40th printing with its original publisher in the UK, this is the book that one British newspaper has called travel writing at its best. Bill Bryson must weep when he reads it. Whether describing ruined gothic arches at Glastonbury or hilarious encounters with the inhabitants of Norfolk, Morton recalls a way of life far from gone even at the beginning of a new century.
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16.800000 USD

In Search of England

by H. V. Morton
Paperback
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Here H. V.Morton begins his wandering in the City, where Roman London began, and follows, westwards, the course of London's seventeenth and eighteenth-century expansion. Here is a lasting memento for the overseas visitor, for Londoners in their thousands, and for all those readers for whom H. V. Morton has long ...
In Search of London
Here H. V.Morton begins his wandering in the City, where Roman London began, and follows, westwards, the course of London's seventeenth and eighteenth-century expansion. Here is a lasting memento for the overseas visitor, for Londoners in their thousands, and for all those readers for whom H. V. Morton has long been the perfect guide and the most entertaining companion. In this remarkable, living picture of London past, present and timeless Morton explores the City and the Temple, Covent Garden, Soho and all the 'submerged villages beneath the flood of bricks and mortar', uncovering layer upon layer of London's history. Morton follows the leads of imagination and investigation back and forth across the city, tracing unforgettable scenes: the Emperor Claudius leading his war elephants across the Thames; the terrible executions at the Tower; the city that Shakespeare knew, and that of Pepys, and Nelson and Queen Victoria, and also the shattered yet defiant city of the Blitz and the post-war London of 'ruins and hatless crowds'. Morton's quest for the city's heart reveals how London's daily life is rooted in a past that is closer and more familiar than we might think, making In Search of London as informative, entertaining and rich in human colour today as when it was written fifty years ago.
18.75 USD
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H. V. Morton and Howard Spring (author of Fame is the Spur) were invited to accompany the Prime Minister and his entourage on this trip, which was not without its hazards. Only a handful of people knew that Churchill had left Britain and in America the press merely reported that ...
Atlantic Meeting
H. V. Morton and Howard Spring (author of Fame is the Spur) were invited to accompany the Prime Minister and his entourage on this trip, which was not without its hazards. Only a handful of people knew that Churchill had left Britain and in America the press merely reported that Roosevelt was enjoying a few days' away from Washington, fishing. The Prince of Wales set off from Scrabster on 4th August 1941 and reached her destination at Newfoundland on 9th August 1941. A routine was quickly established on board and the crew soon became used to the Prime Minister's timetable and requirements, especially his regular film nights. Together with the Prime Minister's bodyguard, Thompson, a number of key personnel accompanied Churchill on this mission, including Lord Beaverbrook who joined the ship by flying to Newfoundland's Placentia Bay. The Atlantic Treaty, whilst not achieving all that Churchill had hoped for, was a key document in the development of the war and post-war strategy. Churchill had hoped that at the resolution of the meeting America would join the war during the summer of 1941 but this was not to be.America did finally join the war in December 1941 following the Japanese attack on the US base at Pearl Harbour. H. V. Morton's account was not released for publication until 1943. Atlantic Meeting is a unique account of the events leading up to Churchill's discussions with Roosevelt and a fascinating account of the practicalities - and occasionally humour - involved in such a perilous journey.
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8.63 USD

Atlantic Meeting

by H. V. Morton
Paperback
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