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Farewell the Trumpets Paperback – 4 October 2012

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Farewell the Trumpets: An Imperial Retreat by Jan Morris is a masterpiece of narrative history that traces the gradual demise of the British Empire and culminates with the death of Winston Churchill in 1965.

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Jan Morris was born in 1926 of a Welsh father and an English mother. She spent the last years of her life with her partner Elizabeth Morris in the top left-hand corner of Wales, between the mountains and the sea. Her books include Coronation Everest, Venice, the Pax Britannica trilogy and Conundrum. She was also the author of six books about cities and countries, two autobiographical books, several volumes of collected travel essays and the unclassifiable Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere. She was recognized in 2018 for her outstanding contribution to travel writing by the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards. In the same year, In My Mind's Eye: A Thought Diary was published. A second volume of diaries, Thinking Again, appeared shortly before her death in 2020.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Faber & Faber; Main edition (4 October 2012)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 576 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0571290701
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0571290703
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 440 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.8 x 3.5 x 19.7 cm
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Empire Ends and so does a Great Trilogy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly accessible and entertaining history of British empire, a must-read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An inspiring take on the UK Empire
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